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Aug 27, 2016 - Moving Out!

The pad is leveled and the container delivered. Travis, Braeden, Jackson and others muscled the contents of the house out to the container. Our lives now in a steel box. lol. We moved the motorhome to Jon and Karen's and that is now our home base. Soon we leave for Bremerton WA to visit Ian and family.

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A Lifetime's Dream

Dec 21, 2015 - Scio and Corvallis activities

Between shopping and wrapping, and helping my mom wrap, we have been enjoying Scio. The turkeys are frequent visitors to our yard. Most of the time we see a flock of about ten. Then sometimes more and sometimes less. One time there was 15 here. Mom has seen as much as 40 in the backyard at one time. We went to a very clever geocache. This one was at a very small roadside lending library. The geocache was actually in one of the books which was hollowed out. We have been over to my brother Jack’s house a few times. We go there and play games....

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Nov 17, 2012 - Home to Corvallis

As our trip ends and we prepare for Thanksgiving, we are grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore some of our beautiful country together. We appreciate the foresight of so many environmentally conscious people who saw the uniqueness of these areas and moved to preserve them. We are grateful for the many interesting and truly hospitable people we met along the way. And we are really grateful to be at least near our new home. We will move in on Dec. 15th!

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Sep 15, 2012 - Oregon Coast

We arrived in Corvalis, Oregon on Thursday Sept 13. It was a short trip from the Columbia River Gorge so we arrived pretty early in the day and decided to drive over to Newport on the coast. We went to several overlooks, walked around the old section of town and saw lots of seals in the harbor, and ate dinner at a waterfront restaurant at a window seat. Friday we drove 50 miles along the coast south from Newport. There are State parks or waysides about every couple miles and we hit all of them. Most of the day was off and on fog. It was...

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Aug 28, 2012 - One last day - Final Corps of Discovery Day

We went back to Fort Clatsop as the rangers promised to bring out their air rifle and smooth bore musket for their morning presentation. An interesting story within the Lewis and Clark saga is the air rifle that Lewis purchased with his own money and brought along. This isn’t a ”BB gun” but a .31 caliber, serious rifle effective to 200 yards. Some historians think that it is one of the most important weapons in American and perhaps world history. Lewis brought the rifle out and demonstrated it as part of the ceremonies with the Indians. It...

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Aug 16, 2012 - at Corvallis OR; 16/212

120816-Thu-66026-Today we ended at 66103, started at 66026 miles, for total miles today of 77. Today we were at Corvallis and after lunch I got the Brakes fixed. It’s a long explanation, but I’ll just say the driver’s front pad was making noise. Les Swab fixed it for nothing in about 15 minutes. Then we went to Albany OR and saw the carousel workshop. They have an original 1906 mechanism that they have restored, but we didn’t see that. We did see about 20 animals that they are carving and painting. They have about 20 more that are finished...

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Aug 15, 2012 - to Corvallis OR; 16/211

120815-Wed-65984-Today we ended at 66026, started at 65984 miles, for total miles today of 42. We drove to Corvallis OR to see Shirley’s cousin Melody Pena. We saw her plant, then went to her house and her husband John cooked dinner. They clearly work hard.

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Jul 27, 2011 - More exploring in Corvallis

Today we woke up to a cloudy morning. Now I feel like I am in Oregon. Alan and Katie came over and we headed out. We drove out to McMinnville and went to Evergreen Air and Space Museum. That is where the Spruce Goose is. Scott enjoyed himself looking at all the airplanes. After the museum, we went into the little town of McMinville. It is a nice town, full of shops and restaurants. We stopped at a Mexican restaurant and got some food. While at lunch, Scott decided that he wanted to buy a new grill. He doesn't like the nice fancy one I...

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Jun 16, 2011 - Chapter 34 Rally

Rally is over and we are the only ones left sitting in the parking lot. Ron is checking out a detour around the low overpass on our route. We can go around it by heading north out of the parking lot but then we have to go around the whole city. If we can get around the overpass, it will take us to the route south much quicker and we don't have to go thru downtown traffic. The Rally was fun – laid back with lots to eat and people to talk to. They had a silent auction and I picked up some things I wanted. Mostly a really good leather thimble...

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Summer 2011 Travels

Dec 28, 2009 - Going in Circles

I have returned to Corvallis via my very first rideshare. I replied to an ad on Craigslist that was going my way and after a couple of days wondering if I would actually get the ride in spite of my age, I was picked up by a lovely young lady named Morgaine. Unfortunately it was also at six in the fucking morning. The trip was neat. She had recruited two other girls for her trip, one named Skye and another whose name I could not pronounce nor will I attempt to reproduce here. Both were very hippie and fun. The only hiccup came when she got...

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Nov 27, 2009 - The (New) Beginning

I have returned to the road. With my trusty motorcycle and everything that I need strapped to my body, I have set out to see the world and live a life that is as engaged as it is adventurous. I am seeking to understand what it means to have conscious access to the intuitive function of my psyche, to walk the earth and learn what it means to be connected to the spirit. I know that my departure from the main stream was sudden but there was not place left for me where I was. It hurt some people and confused others but it is something that I...

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Aug 22, 2009 - Corvallis, Oregon

Drove along the Columbia Gorge - spectacular but rather barren, and then there are all those dams. Was excited when Mount Hood appeared. Nice river towns as I approached Portland, and I wound up in an older neighborhood west of city center. It reminded me of San Francisco, with lots of color and gardens, small shops and cafes. Walked down to Powell's, perhaps the best bookstore in America, and blissed out for a couple of hours. Drove on to Corvallis and a nice campground.

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Dale's Trail 2009

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