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Jun 14, 2010 - Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of California's and Nevada's jewels. For the better part of 30 years of my life I have continued to visit the area, enjoying the breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, its many ski resorts, rafting the Truckee River, bicycling, hiking and the nightlife at the South shore casinos. The diversity of things to do in such a small area is probably unparalleled to anywhere else in the United States. Our first couple days were spent in the Coachland RV Park located just off of I80 in Truckee. The park is surrounded by...

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Jun 1, 2010 - North Lake Tahoe

I stayed a couple of days in Reno and was able to attend the CSL Reno where Michael Gott is an assistant minister and music director. It was good to see Michael and he took me to lunch on Monday and showed me his house. He is happy and doing well and you know Michael and his music! It was wonderful to hear him again and to see how well he is doing at his new church. I left Reno on the 1st and drove towards Yosemite going around Lake Tahoe on the north side of the lake. This drive was very different from the southern drive around Lake Tahoe....

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May 17, 2010 - Sequim Bay and Port Townsend

I had heard that Sequim is called the "banana belt" of Washington state. They say that the statuesque Olympic Mountains block the rain from the Sequim Valley. THEY ARE RIGHT! Weather forecasters have predicted rain in this area for the last week. Well, we have had a couple drizzles, but more sunshine then rain. The outside temperatures are in the mid to low 60's, which is very tolerable. I just hope the mountains continue to keep the rain at bay. Yesterday was very quiet. Jackie, Bob and I walked across the road and had a glass of wine,...

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May 16, 2010 - In search of treasure in Sequim, WA

Yesterday, Saturday, was a quiet day. We are waiting for our friends, Sandy and Richard to meet back up with us. The three of us don't want to do any additional "touristy" things until they get here. So we decided to stay close to home. Sequim has an open aire market downtown, every Saturday from 9am until 3pm. Local artisans and farmers promote and sale their wares, just like most farmers markets that I have been too. Jackie and I decided to go and see what was what. We were hoping to buy some fresh, locally caught, fish and local produce....

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May 15, 2010 - Exploring the Olympic Pennisula in WA

We had a wonderful journey up Hwy 3, Hwy 104, and Hwy 101 to Sequim. I asked my husband .."how many ways can you say beautiful" to describe the scenery and roadway. The highways in this area are thickly covered with evergreen trees in many varieties and colors. You almost, and I do say almost, become immune to the beauty. The highways wind through the forests, traffic is light, and you feel you are in another time. It has to look, minus the asphalt, the same way it did hundreds of years ago. I really enjoy reading the roadside signs in the...

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May 13, 2010 - How do you pronounce "Sequim"?

We have had three wonderful days at Brandon and Flo's home. The weather in this area of the Puget Sound has been partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 60's. Not "short weather", but close. We spent yesterday exploring antique stores and thrift stores in Belfair and the Pt. Orchard area. Flo has decided that she wants some cast iron skillets, so we were on a quest to find them. The antique stores had the skillets for $25 and up. The thrift stores had them for as little as $3.50. Not hard to guess where we bought them! We stopped at a...

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May 12, 2010 - Washington State

I apologize for taking the last couple of days "off". I could say I have been busy, but that would be untrue. In truth, I just haven't felt like it. WHOOOOH, what did I just say! To explain, I haven't been spending any time at my computer. I have enjoyed the scenery, weather, and company of the people I have been with. So, I have put off writing my latest chapter of our rv'ing adventure. This morning I have a perfect opportunity to add to my little travelogue. We have had the luxury of traveling northward on I-5 in very short spurts. We...

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May 8, 2010 - Another Day closer

Day 7 We explored (again)! We stayed in a KOA campground in the Corvallis/Albany area of Oregon. This area is in the Willamette Valley and is famous for their covered bridges and wineries. Albany has more covered bridges then any other area, expect for New England. It is understandable given the number of creeks, streams and rivers here. All of which are flowing at full right now. The wineries are not as famous, but they produce some excellent Pinor Noir and Pinot Gris here. We woke up to a sunny day, with puffy grey clouds patching the...

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May 7, 2010 - Jacksonville, Medford and Beyond

On Wednesday, May 5th our little band of travelers decided to visit Jacksonville, outside of Medford. Jacksonville is a historic gold mining town in the foothills, outside of Medford, OR. It was settled in the 1850's. The historic section of this town, which is about 1 or 2 blocks long, has converted all of it's old buildings into shops and restaurants. It was very quiet the day we visited with few actual tourists. We walked up and down the street, oohhhing and ahhhhing at the old buildings. I felt the most interesting sight was a well in...

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May 5, 2010 - The Rogue River

Day 3.. It has been a day. I really won't know how good or how bad until tomorrow. What??? Okay, so here is the story...... We arrived at Valley of The Rogue State Park, between Medford and Grants Pass, yesterday afternoon. The park is right next to I-5 and sits on the banks of the Rogue River. There are lots of trees and huge expansive sections of green grass that go up to the banks of the river. Everything looks rich and green. Actually, it looks just like one would expect OREGON to look. Lush, green, wooded, tranquil and serene. The...

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May 5, 2010 - Southern Oregon

Day 3... The weather was perfect today. The sun was out and it was a spectacular day to explore the countryside. Unfortunately, my car is in the shop. The good news is that it will be ready on Cinco De Mayo, in the late morning. We will pick it up and explore Jacksonville (a historic gold mining town at the base of the mountains). More on the tomorrow. Sandy's brother, John lives in the Medford area. He was telling us that he picks wild asparagus in the pear orchards surrounding the Lincoln area (small town next to Medford). Our hands...

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May 3, 2010 - Day 3..A,B,C's and other letters of the Alphabet

What a wonderful day. We left Redding at about 10am and headed north into Oregon. We had decided to stop at Valley of the Rogue State Park, along the Rogue River, between Medford and Grants Pass. Bob and I had stayed there before and we looking forward to visiting again. It took us about 4 hours to travel the 180 miles between Redding and the Rogue. I-5 travels up into the Siskiyou Mountains, passing Lake Shasta, Lake Shastina, and Mount Shasta. It is a two lanes in both directions. It is curvy and has numerous up and downhill grades, but...

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