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May 16, 2019 - Anacortes

We took a side trip down to Anacortes today with Ron & Tina. Unfortunately, Lisa is fighting bronchitis and Keith is keeping her company. Luckily for Lisa, she was still in the U.S. and went to Urgent care for medication since their medical insurance does not cover them in Canada. Anacortes has life size historical figures all around the historical district main streets. We did not do the whole walking tour but enjoyed finding the ones we did. Anacortes was Salmon canning town and many of the public trash recepticles were decorated as...

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Apr 2, 2018 - Last night in the US

Well Sunday we started out in Cuba, New Mexico and continued on our journey. We stopped in Kirtland, New Mexico and enjoyed another 18 holes of golf (along with some antelope who were enjoying the grass along the course). The weather was great and we enjoyed the course. We then made our way into Utah, what interesting landscape there. We stopped in Moab, Utah for gas and also found a rock shop. Interestingly I spent $6 and Don spent nothing! However he did get a tip on where to find some picture rock and now I foresee another trip to Utah....

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Aug 26, 2017 - Mid March to end of August 2017

Hello to All Mid March to August 2017 Well time has slipped by once again –and here it is the end of the summer already. In March Shawn came down for 7 days prior to our trip home. He got in some golfing and water volleyball. We left Indio (RCB) early April with Shawn in tow. We had a great drive back to Anacortes through Arizona and Utah: Our first stop: OATMAN, AZ It is a quaint town with “asses” walking down main street… we did the tourist thing and walked through the stores bought T-shirts and took pictures with the donkeys Our second...

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May 17, 2017 - Driving North

Ringo and I left the Seattle/Tacoma KOA and drove north on the 405 and 5 to Anacortes on Hildago Island yesterday. We’ll be staying at the Hildago Bay Resort for the next 8 days. It overlooks Puget Sound and 2 oil refineries operated by Shell and Tesoro. They refine oil from Alaska, Canada, and North Dakota. After getting set up, I drove into Anacortes to the post office. The town looks interesting and appears to have a lot to do. I also drove to a place called Deception Pass. There is a 2 span arch bridge that crosses Deception Pass and a...

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May 10, 2017 - Antacortes, WA

Finally made it. We have now visited the northern part of Maine, Key West, Southern California and Northern Washington. All great places with their own different types of areas. This area of Washington is absolutely beautiful. We are staying on a bay that is owned by an Indian Tribe owning all the businesses and controlling almost everything in the area. We took the ferry from Antacortes to Friday Harbor on the San Juan Island. We drove to the small town of La Conner. Many cute shops filled with work by local artists. We also walked around...

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Dec 11, 2016 - October, November and mid December 2016

October, November and mid December Good evening to all our friends and family; It has been almost 3 months since my last journal: As most of you know by now, October 20th brought a tragic loss to our family. Shana delivered Jackson at 36 weeks, he was stillborn. Sandy made an emergency trip home for 10 days, she and Shana took care of a few details and then they arrived in Indio for 5 ½ weeks where we took time to heal and grieve. On the brighter side of our lives over the last 3 months: 1. Sandy’s brother Gary was in Indio for the month of...

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Sep 21, 2016 - Mid August through September 2016

Mid-August through September Starting out this blog with a heart-stopper Imagine discovering a forest fire at midnight burning in the Community Forest at the end of our street!! By the next morning the fire department notified us we were on “Fire Watch Evacuation” as the fire line was about ¼ mile from our house. What do you take if you have to evacuate?...fortunately we did not have to find out. The amazing Anacortes Fire Department and the DNR did a great job of containing the fire within 1 ½ days. We were safe and continued on with our...

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Aug 7, 2016 - Anacortes, WA

Anacortes is where our northern most trek ends. The Pioneer Trails RV Park is a great place to stay and we liked it here a lot. We went whale watching and saw quite a few orcas but no other species of whale. We were able to see several different pods for over two hours. These were all transient orcas rather than ones that reside around the San Juan islands all year. They come here so often that many are identified by the shape and/or markings of the dorsal fin. We were able to see them chase after seals although it was just below the water...

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Jul 30, 2016 - Kent to Anacortes

Kent to Anacortes Day 72: Friday July 29, 2016 The unusual events happened before we started and near the end of our move. Before we could leave Brian had to pickup Maryann from Mary’s; she had stayed with her for two nights: the nights before and after Mary’s surgery. While there she had done the laundry. The plan was for Brian to be at Mary’s at 7:00 am for breakfast; then take Maryann to the trailer. Maryann called about 6:15 am and told me she was ready and that I should come earlier. I was preparing the navigation computer and was glad...

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Jul 7, 2016 - Anacortes, WA again!

Today we leave Vancouver Island on the ferry and head back to Anacortes, WA for the night. We woke up to a rainy morning, which was fine, as we’ve had wonderful weather the whole week we’ve been here. The ferry leaves at noon but we were told to be in the holding area 90 minutes ahead of time. On this end, there are only 2 ticket booths and we have to go through U.S. Customs, so it takes quite a while. Jay had to drive the RV through town to get there, as the line that turns right into the parking lot is VERY sharp and he wouldn’t be able...

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Jun 29, 2016 - Anacortes, WA

Well, our ride back into Washington was interesting. Even though our GPS took us the correct way there (NOT through the city), it insisted that our return go through the city. NO WAY. So we did some old time navigating with a map and retraced our steps back to the truck border crossing. Since we have Global Entry Passes, we can come back into the U.S. through the Nexus line, which is VERY fast. The only problem is that after we got into this fast moving line, we realized we could only be driving a smart car to fit through it. It had tight...

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May 28, 2016 - last day to chill

After a winter and spring of mostly nice weather we are literally chillin' in the kind of weather you stereotypically think of when you think of Seattle. Although the campground was full last night, the first night of Memorial Day weekend, some folks have already given up and left. Yesterday we were visited by an old friend from early in our teaching days. He was our student, but now it's more appropriate to think of him as a friend. He's lived in Seattle for most of his adult life, but has stayed in touch as much as you can from a...

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