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Oct 1, 2019 - Captain's Log - Earthdate 2019.10.01

Captain’s Log: 2019.10.01 We enjoyed our short three night stay in the Missoula, Montana area but on Monday, September 23rd we left the area and began traveling again. This leg of our trip took us up and over the Rocky Mountains and the “Continental Divide”. I have to pat myself on the back because this trip I remembered to let air out of our bicycle tires. As a result we did not have a tire blowout like we did on a previous trip. Elevation does not do good things to fully inflated bicycle tires. After having traveled through some pretty...

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Sep 22, 2019 - Summer's Over

Captain’s Log: 2019.09.22 Our time as Campground Hosts at Jim Creek Navy Community Recreation Area is over, for this year, and it is time for us to disconnect the trailer’s umbilical cables and and make our earthship ready to head out again. We had a really good time but it seems like summer went so fast. On another note, in just a few weeks it will have been five years since we left Washington State to begin our RV travels and here we are leaving Washington again. I feel a little like it must have felt for Captain James T Kirk when he...

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Aug 24, 2019 - Cycling the Centennial Trail

Captain’s Log 2019.08.24 Today we decided to venture out and tackle the Centennial Trail on our bikes. The trail runs northward along the old Northern Pacific Railway from Snohomish, WA until it reaches the Skagit County line at the Nakashima Heritage Barn. That’s a distance of 30.5 miles. Okay, okay…I can hear you all laughing and I know that some of you think we’re crazy but we really aren’t. The whole trail might be more then we want to take on right now but the 8.1 mile portion that runs from Arlington, WA to the Northern Trailhead at...

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Aug 4, 2016 - Washington

First picture is of Karen as she is talking to Aunt Bonnie in the morning! Ya gotta get all the news from home you know. Had another beautiful drive through Canada today. With these two countries on your door step why would you need to travel anywhere else? I don't know, ha. We made more miles today than I thought we would and crossed into Washington state about 3 pm. We had a pleasant return to the US by our customs agent which I guess very rare after our other experiences through other customs checkpoints. She was actually nice! What a...

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Aug 28, 2015 - Arlington WA - Angel of the Winds Casino Campground

Said goodbye to Canada today and crossed back into the lower 48. Stopped here at this casino for the night. Joined their loyalty club and got a discount on dinner and free gambling money. I promptly lost mine in the poker machine. Rog lost his playing Keno. Then we headed back to the camper. Best not to throw good money after bad. Besides, Bridget was waiting for us!

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Apr 21, 2014 - Angel of the Winds to Tulalip

4-20 thru 4-21 Spent Easter Sunday (4-20) in the gravel pit (soon to be another parking lot), near the Angel of the Winds Casino in Arlington, Washington. This is our new favorite spot for freeloading in the western Washington area. Has Wifi, water, a brand new dump station, and power hook ups if you want em (or if they are available). As an added bonus, the deer wander past our window in the evening. Spent all day resting my sore foot and hoping it will be ready when I need it. Julie took advantage of the available time to start packing...

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Apr 19, 2014 - Arlington, WA

4-18 thru 4-19 Arlington, WA Had one more meeting with the clan before Kim leaves for Anchorage (Friday 4-18). Lunch with Gary, Kim, and eventually, Joe who arrived late….as usual. John had to work. Julie and I moved to "Angel of the Winds Casino" a short ways up from Marysville on I-5 near Arlington, WA. This particular casino has RV parking with limited hook ups (power, water, a dump site and even WiFi), for a small fee. This place was recommended by a friend of ours (thanks Barbara). Getting a site was a little tedious, but it is to be...

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Apr 3, 2014 - Visit to Arlington Post

Nancy and I drove to Arlington today to visit Post 76. They have been on the front lines of providing support to crews and families involved with the mudslide at Oso, a few miles up the road. It was an interesting visit. The commander sat and visited with us for a while. I asked what they needed. He said they really didn't need anything at this point. They were helping with meals initially. Now, they boil water three times a day so crews have hot water for coffee and tea. They also provide coffee and pop to workers who stop in to rest a...

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Nov 28, 2012 - Borders and Brakes - Nov 28

November 28 - December ... I am going to keep this entry open during this week as we travel to Needles. Just check back in and scrool down this entry for any updates. ______________________________________________________________________________________ After a 15 minute visit at the US Customs,(being asked about our RXs to rice) we were allowed entry. They could not find anything in the truck or trailer that broke any laws. I guess we were that certain number that required a closer check,lucky us! Just past Bellingham our trailer brake...

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Sep 14, 2012 - Happy Birthday Harry/Home from work/Mom and Dad Pack

After breakfast we headed south back to the RV at Fort Lewis. Mom and Dad were ready to do laundry and do final weights of their boxes and carry ons for the trip home. We are meeting Clay and Heather for more site seeing day tomorrow so Harry can visit too. Max had a tough night...teething or too many new foods and was up twice. Clay and Heather will be glad to relax when they can with no extra people today. We relaxed at RV and watched TV while Harry made his way home from Dominica. I picked him up at the airport at 11:30pm. We were tired...

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Sep 13, 2012 - Play with Max/Dinner out

A quiet day since Heather and Clay are working and Max has 3 babysitters. After a long morning nap and good lunch, he was very cheerful and played with us. He is very comfortable with us now. Since it was close to dinner when Heather and Clay came home, we decided to eat at a local pub. Max liked it all and tried a little of everything. Very adventurous eater for his age. Watched Julie and Juliette when we got back to their home...a fun family movie. Before bedtime we decided we were ready for a change and Heather and Clay could get Max...

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Sep 12, 2012 - Boeing Factory Tour

Left for our Boeing Factory Tour at Everette at 10. Heather did not want a sitter and could not bring Max so opted to stay home. Very informative tour on making the 747, 777 and the new 787 Dreamliners. Quite an operation with all the pieces and parts, huge cranes and areas to see. Dad managed all the stairs fine so a really good tour. No cameras so no pics. Had to have a new leaking tire checked but was just the sensor. In the mood for a burger so stopped at McDonalds before heading back to Heather's. She was doing computer work and Max...

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