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Apr 18, 2015 - It's been awhile, here's the latest...

As everyone has probably figured out by now, keeping a journal has its ups and downs. While I like to keep track of our journey through this part of our lives, it can be a little mundane to update our daily life without the travel aspect. So I guess I'm coming to terms with that aspect of journaling and primarily this site will update our travel progress and maybe some important anecdotes about daily life in one location from this point on. Now having made the statement, I will continue to deviate as I attempt to enjoy life. Chuckle,...

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Dream On

Jan 13, 2015 - It's been a lack of communication, but we're ready to head south

Two and half months ago my communication abruptly stopped without fanfare or explanation. Most of my readers have been advised directly on what we are doing, but there are a few out there who have been "in the dark" on what we are up to. After the sale of our house, the loss of Bev's sister and other things, we realized it might be a good thing to stop and collect our thoughts and ideas before heading south for the winter. During this time we have taken care of some medical issues and we're now more than ready for warmer weather. Tonight we...

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Dream On

Jan 1, 2014 - Happy New Year

Hi We traveled from Chehalis to Longview and got a phone, we now have calling and texting and we got a jet pack hotspot for the computer. Traveling thru Seattle and Portland on the I5 in a motorhome is quite the experience, traffic zooming by on both sides. Staying the nite in RV park, went swimming and hot tubing, celebrating the New Year.

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Jul 30, 2013 - Last Day in Wilsonville

One thing about non-traveling days: we sure get a late start! It's so warm in my thick, fuzzy robe that I don't want to think about getting dressed. Oh, we still get up at 5:30, but I linger over coffee and devotions longer than I give myself at home. Every day at home it's "get up and get out" with lots to accomplish. Summer days on the road (non travel days) are much more relaxed, and most plans don't start until 9 o'clock. Such was the case this morning. Oregon is a generous state -- the only place I know that doesn't charge entrance to...

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Jul 29, 2013 - Wilsonville's Memorial Park Hike

Wilsonville is a lot bigger than we expected. As a suburb of Portland, I figured it -- and all the towns around it -- would be small. But my goodness, since arriving, we've found more to explore than we could ever accomplish in a two day stay. Everything seems new and big. There's actually a Costco, across from the RV park! It took awhile to locate the Fred Meyer grocery, but it (and Albertson's) turned out to be a mile away. CamperWorld, too! And while wandering around, we stumbled onto a place called Haggen (or Hagger) that's like Trader...

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Jul 28, 2013 - Moving On!

I can hardly believe we've been gone a whole month. When Jim turned on the ignition this morning, the first thing he said was, "You know, I think this is the longest we've ever stayed in one spot!" I'm pretty sure he's forgetting that it took 3 or 4 days to get to Washington. Plus, we checked into the KOA in Lynden before deciding it wasn't going to work without cable TV, so that was a couple of days, too. Bellingham RV park has been "home away from home" twice now: once in 2007 and again this year. It really felt like leaving home after...

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Jan 21, 2013 - Headed South!

All right, I got to the Peace Arch border crossing about 10:30 this morning and after I convinced a very nice guard that I wasn't going to entrench myself in Nirvana (aka the U.S.A.) for the rest of my life, I headed down Interstate 5 which will take me to L.A. eventually. Talk about good planning, I didn't know that today was Martin Luther King day in the U.S. and a national holiday! That meant that the traffic down the Seattle - Tacoma corridor was just busy instead of crazy busy! (They didn't even have the express lanes open.) So it was...

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Sep 10, 2012 - On The Road Again

We had a nice breakfast of muffins that Ruthie made with the freshly picked blackberries gathered yesterday. After breakfast we ‘pulled up stakes’ and headed to Astoria, Oregon stopping along the way at a privately owned fruit stand. The lady reminded me of one of the elementary school teachers I admired in Little Chute. She talked me into one of the varieties of peaches that are the last available in the region. We talked about corn and the variety she sold but I resisted her best sales pitch because I did not know when the next...

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Jan 17, 2012 - just didnt know??

Plan a goto ????? ok, yesterday i never really describe our scenic route, it was a white knuckles. i had to drive down the center line and if i stayed over as far as i could, there might be room for a smart car to scrap against the cliff wall. Seriously similiar to the ROAD TO HANA. So, this morning we woke up to another snow storm with 3" of new snow and piling up. huh, do we stay or go? huh, we are up a roller coaster hill and the snow plowing, i have been told is hit and miss. took some pictures, not posted. Went to the gas station,...

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Sep 23, 2011 - Our first stop in Wilsonville, OR

On Saturday morning, September 17th, we departed our home RV park, Issaquah Village RV, for the inaugural leg in our new life on the road. Several of our "peeps" (our dear friends in our park community) were on hand to see us off and a neighboring bus blew his air horn to send us off on our journey. We left with a mix of excitement for the road ahead and sadness at leaving the many wonderful friends that we have made in our 30 years living in Washington. We drove through rain for most of the 200+ mile trip to the Pheasant Ridge RV Park in...

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Sep 15, 2010 - Wilsonville, OR

Campground: Camping World parking lot Time to pack it up and head on out. So sad saying goodbye to everyone, especially Murray and Shelle and so hard to believe the trip is almost over. The drive down to the Columbia River and then along the river is very pretty. We crossed into Oregon at Maryhill then started down I-84. At points we could see Mount Hood. The weather was lovely. We knew we were really on the way home when we got to I-5 and headed south. The night was spent dry camping in Portland’s Camping World parking lot so that in the...

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North to Alaska 2010

Jul 28, 2010 - Portland/Wilsonville, OR

Portland was put on the schedule because John wanted to go to McMinnville to see the Spruce Goose and a plane like one that he had piloted. We found a nice RV park in Wilsonville, Oregon, just south of Portland. Gertrude felt like she was almost home, since she lives near Wilsonville, North Carolina. We enjoyed the many huge, hanging baskets of petunias at the RV park and around the town of Wilsonville. Upon departure from Wilsonville, we traveled southwest to McMinnville where the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is located. Howard...

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