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Jul 28, 2016 - Clatskanie, OR - Leaving the Oregon Coast

(Ron Writing) Yesterday (July 26) we spent much of the day in Bay View catching up on some work at home and updating the blog. Late afternoon we headed north on Hwy 101 and stopped at a very nice little laundromat in Nehalem, OR to do our chore. From there we headed north to Cannon Beach, OR where we spent the night at Cannon Beach RV Resort, a very nice campground with reasonable prices. This morning (July 27) we awoke to a very heavy overcast and some light drizzle. With that weather we got off to a slow start and didn’t leave the...

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Jul 26, 2011 - Day 13: preparations for leaving

After spending the day with Kelley, and Don we are preparing to leave Clatskanie in the morning. We are going to head north two hours, toward Seattle, to explore the coast of Washington. Kelley drove Glen and me to daughter Rachel's apartment this morning. It was nice to see Rachel once more and see where she lives. Lunch was in Longview at a "hole in the wall" local restaurant that serves delicious halibut! Can't have too much halibut. Kelley then took us to "The Soap Factory", a local shop owned by one of her friends. Shop owner Dawn...

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Jul 25, 2011 - Day 12: family

Kelley and I went to the "city"...Longview....for some "girl" time. We each had a pedicure. You guys will never understand the bonding that can happen while someone is massaging your feet and painting your toenails!!:} Of course Don was at work; Glen caught up on some bill paying, washed the truck, and even waxed part of the truck. We have caught up on family history, looked at pictures, exchanged stories about our dads. Our dads were brothers; now reunited in their heavenly home. Kelley grilled burgers. The best part: we ate outdoors....

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Jul 24, 2011 - Day 11: Sleepless in Seattle

After the banquet last night we gathered our things for leaving this morning. I watched a late night movie, and finally turned out the light....Only, to have a terrible time getting to sleep. I tossed and turned, trying to find a good place to get comfortable. It was a typical hotel mattress...swaybacked and broken down. I finally switched ends of the bed, and went to sleep. We left mid-morning, driving south on I-5 to the Oregon border. At one time we had a grand view of Mt. St. Helens. We crossed into Oregon and made it to my cousin...

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Aug 15, 2010 - Saying Good-Bye to Cousins

It was good bye to the Andrews: Kelley, Don, Ethan, Rachel, and Brianna, tonight. We spent the afternoon and evening with them at their home. We all chose to have a time together at home rather than go to the beach. The kids all worked at their different jobs: Ethan-Subway; Rachel-Home Depot; and Brianna-local convenience store. We were grateful they were all home at the same time this evening. We were able to one, have supper together; two, get a family picture; and three, say good-bye. Zach lives about 90 minutes from here so we didn't...

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Aug 14, 2010 - Boo-hoo, tears! I forgot the camera...

I thought the camera was in the back pack. However, when we got to.....Mount St. Helens, no camera! No pictures of the mountain/volcano. Mt. St. Helens erupted in May 1980. We visited the area in 1988. It was cloudy the day we went to the mountain and we were unable to see the top of the mountain. Today, it was clear and we had wonderful views of the top. The mountain is some two-thousand feet shorter than prior to 1980. We first thought there was steam thermals wafting from the top. But after using the binoculars it was dust being blown...

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Aug 13, 2010 - Touring

Kelley's sister, Flora, came to spend the day with all of us. It has been 22 years since we have seen her. The four of us, Kelley, Flora, Glen, and I, played "tourist". We crossed on a 9-car ferry across a branch of the Columbia River to Washington. We went basically west along the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, crossed the Columbia River into Astoria Oregon, then basically east back to Kelley's home in Clatskanie. All of that took most of the day. Along the way we saw a covered bridge. We stopped in the town of Ilwaco, Washington, walked...

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Aug 12, 2010 - Cousin Kelley

Today Kelley drove me about 30 minutes away from Klatskanie to the town where she has a booth in an antique mall. She took a few items to the booth, rearranged her items, and brought home one item that wasn't selling. She is quite knowledgeable about the items she sells. She isn't just a buyer and seller, she is a collector. Last night she showed us some of the different buttons she has....glass ones, cloth ones, bone ones. She has dolls, hat pins. It is much fun seeing all of her stuff. I admire the big cabinets, tables, etc that she uses...

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Aug 11, 2010 - Second Daily Entry...Wednesday

I just did an entry for my family readers with photos of the cousins here in Clatskanie, Oregon. It's your choice whether you read or look at that entry. Of course the day was spent with the family: Kelley, Zack, Rachael, Ethan, and Brianna. Don worked and got home about 4:15 p.m. It has been 22 years since we were last here. The town of Clatskanie is a tidy and neat town of about 1200. Logging and milling are the big industries here. Don works where alder wood is turned into paper...towels, napkins, toliet paper, etc. It was 58 degrees...

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Aug 11, 2010 - More Whittle family photos

These photos are for the Whittle family readers. I will do a separate entry for the non-Whittle's!! :} Kelley and Don's home is a wonderful two story house, full of built-ins, Craftsman-style. Every nook and cranny, all wall space is full of Kelley's collectibles. She has huge cabinets, chiffarobes which are full of smaller stuff! Their children, Zack, Rachael, and Ethan, are handsome and beautiful. Zack brought his "roommate...just my roommate" with him for today's visit. His parents and siblings are convinced that Brittaney is more than a...

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Aug 10, 2010 - Hugs, tears, and good-byes

We said a tearful good-bye to Aunt Delores this afternoon. Uncle Granville was napping and didn't accompany Aunt Del to see us off. Aunt Del brought fresh fruit for us to deliver to her daughter Kelley. The out-of-alignment front end had caused flat spots on the right front tire. A new tire was ordered and delivered to the same shop (where the alignment was done) this afternoon. Glen only drove a few minutes when he declared a 100 percent improvement in driving the motorhome. It is gratifying when something actually works/helps. The...

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