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Oct 23, 2014 - Day 48

Hey there everyone, Well another day, another rain storm, but at least this time we did not have any observation decks to visit. But what we did have to see was Mount Rainier National Park and boy was it worth seeing, even with the poor weather the scenery in the park was outstanding and the road was just lined with a series of small waterfalls that had been created by the melting snow on the summit. So we spent about 30 minutes driving through the park before we began to approach the Paradise visitor centre when it began to snow and I...

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Oct 8, 2014 - Seattle to Salem

Day 12: We got up reasonably early today, wasn't going to be a very long drive but we weren't really sure were in Salem we would stay. The drive was nice, most of the way was on the 105 which makes it's way all way up to Canada from Mexico (there is a lot of trucks on this road). The first place we pick in Salem turn out to be along way out of town, which without a car is very hard. The second one we looked up on google (I have a even great love for google now) was heaps better, still out of town but not a huge distant but was very close to...

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Sep 9, 2014 - Waiting in Salem

We spent about a week in Salem, Oregon while waiting for the water pump on our washing machine to be replaced. We stayed at a tribal RV park right off Hwy 5 called Hee Hee Illahe which means (laughing/giggling) "A fun place to be". We dropped our washer off at Camping World who then sent it to the appliance store who deals in these RV washers and dryers. Once return to C. W., though, they let it fall on its face and get smashed up. Long story short, after some negotiation, we got a brand new washer. Happy Birthday to me!

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Rambling Rodericks

May 30, 2014 - "Springtime in the Willamette Valley"

We stayed a couple of days in Vancouver to get through the Memorial Weekend. We were constantly serenaded by the Osprey chick in the nest high above us on the Cell Tower next to our camp site. The parents circled nearby and sitting in the branches of the nearby trees. We went back south to Salem for another quick trip to get some RV repairs. Since we arrived in Salem on May 13, we have been miserable with allergy symptoms. My symptoms progressed into a ragged cough and I was concerned that I had Bronchitis, so I went to an Urgent Care. Not...

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May 13, 2014 - Quick stop, then Salem

Off to Harrisburg along Highway 99 (which runs through California and Oregon), north of Eugene. We pulled into Elite RV Repair and they got to us pretty quick, repairing the few things that we had compiled on a list – a couple of broken drawer slides, the city water inlet valve and a couple other minor things. They were quick and efficient and we would go back any time we need work done. They came highly recommended and we would recommend them. Then we were off to Salem. Traveling through the Willamette River Valley is very pretty: filled...

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Aug 19, 2013 - Salem, Or

We left Casey's at Westfir late so we wouldn't arrive in Salem early. We are staying at Premier RV resort in Salem. You might remember that we had a bit of a problem at the Premier RV in Lincoln City. Fred took the time to write a customer survey in which he pointed out that they had lost our reservation for a specific RV site, moved us to an inferior site near the road and never explained the cancelled reservation and lastly never replied to the survey. After two weeks and no reply Fred wrote the corporate office who replied immediately...

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Summer Trip 2013

Aug 9, 2013 - Salem, Oregon

Monday, August 5, 2013. From Sweet Home, we drove north to Albany, Oregon, where we visited the Albany Historic Carousel Museum & Workshop. We saw dozens of carved wooden animals. The cost for creating the animals are paid for by various individuals and businesses. The animals are designed, carved and painted by local artisans and will eventually be used on a Victorian-style carousel in the city. They use basswood for the construction and are all hand carved without using any power tools. They hope to have the carousel completed and...

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Aug 8, 2013 - Our Oregon Trip

Oregon Trip August 3 We are now a week into our Oregon trip. I will try to update you on our progress as we kickoff this five week RV trip to Oregon and back. I am new to using this website, www.mytripjournal.com and am learning on the fly. We left Oceanside on Sunday morning, July 28, 2013. We are traveling with our dear friends, Jim & Bev Gillian. This is our first long RV trip. They are experienced at this, however, and we are leaning a lot. Our first destination was “Sagebrush Annie’s” in Ventucopa, CA. Sagebrush Annie’s is a Winery...

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Jul 11, 2013 - Back in Salem!

Hello everyone! Gary and I arrived back in Salem on July 1st. Wow, what a trip we went on! We made a BIG circle that is for sure! About 11,000 miles on the truck! But, a mechanic told Gary that the trucks like we have, the Dodge Ram, is really not even broken in until they have 30-35,000 miles on them!! We are getting close, but not there yet. We have enjoyed getting to reconnect with our friends here in Salem, and Sunday we went to Eugene to spend the day with Kelli & Mike, our daughter and son in law. It was SO GOOD to see them...

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Jun 27, 2013 - Great day home from the hospital

Dan managed to talk the doctors into releasing him Wednesday night. Jan and I drove over and picked him up. We were all thankful that all this drama has ended with such good endings. He feels great and the doggies were exstatic to see him. You can see that in the photos. Thursday, we had lunch with Laura and her family, our niece. I got to take myself off for a little alone time, also known as shopping. There is a mall right by Jan's house. It was nice to just look and touch and spend very little. Lunch was so much fun, with lots of 'Aunt...

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Camping USA 2013

Jun 26, 2013 - Salem Hospital, Dan's spa

Today was such a calm day compared to yesterday evening! Dan's diagnosis is confirmed as pneumonia. It was caught early and he is doing well. He is tired because they had him up all night drawing blood to regulate his blood sugar. They did finally get it to 120 which is good for him. So from 42 to 450 to 120 in 12 hours is physically exhausting. He is feeling much better so he is trying to organize the trip from his hospital room with just his cell phone. That's the sign he is back in the land of the living. Decisions and revisions have...

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Camping USA 2013

Jun 24, 2013 - Dan in hospital

Unfortunately, Dan ended up in the hospital tonight. We had a wonderful late lunch out with Jeff and Jan. After lunch, when Dan got up from his nap, he didn't feel good. He felt shakey and off balance. Things quickly went downhill from there. His blood sugar dropped to 42 and then started rising. His temp was okay and then started rising.When he became incoherent in his conversation, Jan called the ambulance. He had a temp of 102, a blood sugar of 450, dehydrated, nausea, and fast becoming a pin cushion with blood drawn from both arms at...

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Camping USA 2013

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