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Jun 10, 2012 - Pre-Departure

It is the eve of my departure for a long, exciting, and what I hope will be a very fun journey. I hope to keep a regular journal for all of my friends to read. Internet access will be limited in Namibia, but I hope to be able to post. In the itinerary section you can see a more detailed description of my travels, but here is my trip to get to Namibia in a nutshell: June 10/11 Seattle-Miami-Nassau (Staying the 11th-15th to get settled at my new job) June 15-Nassau-Miami June 16-18 Miami-Frankfurt-Johannesburg-Livingstone-Caprivi Strip,...

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Jackie's Travels

Aug 15, 2011 - Bainbridge Island, WA.

We have had a great time with friends this weekend. It's good to catch up on old times and reminisce. Darrell and Larry had a great time sharing old surveyor stories. Saturday we went to the Bloedel Reserve. It's a 50 acre reserve of natural woodlands and nice landscape gardens. Being the desert people we are we enjoyed the green and lush gardens. That evening we went to a birthday party for one of our hosts friends. We felt very welcome and had a good time. We felt like we had known them all our lives. It was fun to sit around a campfire...

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Aug 12, 2011 - Bainbridge Island, WA.

Spending the weekend with our friends Darrell and Diane on Bainbridge Island. We caught the ferry in Seattle. Could not get out of the motorhome but had a great view of the ride. We will explore the island and catch up on old times for the next couple days. Not sure of our plans when we leave here. It is so much different to be back in the states and on major highways. We need some adjustment time. Really glad about the U.S. price of gas and groceries. Will never complain about the price of groceries after shopping in Canada.

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Sep 23, 2010 - The Bloedel Reserve

Yesterday I headed to an attraction here on Bainbridge Island, the Bloedel Reserve. I found out that the family was originally from Wisconsin upon arrival. I was handed a laminated self guided tour book and a map, for there is no signage and it's easy to get turned around on the grounds. I really had no clue what to expect, but it's essentially a walking tour of various areas on the Bloedel land. It took quite awhile to walk the entire route, possibly the entire afternoon. But the weather was perfect, sunny, with a bit of a breeze... much...

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Sep 20, 2010 - This Week's Catch-Up

Has it really been nine days since my last entry? Yikes, I better play some catch-up. Most of the pictures for this entry will explain a rather long day I had recently in my pursuit of the actual Pacific Ocean shoreline. I also went to see a drive-in movie (something I have never done before) and I brought Daisy with me just for fun. The novelty wore off very quickly when I realized I had two long movies ahead of me, a cold and frosty temperature, and a very lonely experience, surrounded by hundreds of empty AM transmitter stations. Two...

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Sep 9, 2010 - Dosewallips State Park

To make a long story short, waterfalls are hard to find in this area. Beaches on the other hand are INCREDIBLY easy to find. Enter... Dosewallips State Park (and don't ask me how to pronounce that either). It seemed the sole purpose of this beach was for oyster and clam fishing. Right as I arrived I could see a few people with shovels and buckets leaving. I'm not certain but I believe I got there as the tide was slowly coming back in. The area left uncovered by water is huge in this area! It's a marshy/bog type area with freshwater entering...

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Sep 7, 2010 - Mt. Walker and Olympic Sculpture Park

It's hard to keep track of the days! Things are always moving so fast. But anyways, recently I headed West of Bainbridge Island and ended up in the Olympic National Forest, half by accident, half by choice. Without much of a goal for the day I checked my GPS for some nearby suggestions. But "nearby" in the mountains is a relative thing. It took me an hour or so to head to Mt. Walker view point. There is so much swirling and turning in the mountains, it takes ages to just get a mile. I really enjoyed the view atop Mt. Walker from both the...

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Sep 3, 2010 - The Iconic Space Needle

So I took Daisy across Puget Sound this afternoon and we headed for the Space Needle. It was easy enough to find and really quite close to where the ferry docked, so a short drive. And then there was parking... I found a spot, really all too easy! So close to the Needle. Free! Public! Amazing! I parked, we got out, and I thought we'd go around the block and come from the Needle from a different angle than we'd drove in. Big mistake! Bumbershoot is starting tomorrow and the Seattle Center is this gigantic mass of attached buildings and...

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Sep 2, 2010 - Fay Bainbridge State Park

Driving in Seattle was... scary upon my first day arriving here, so I stuck to the Island today. First Daisy and I went to Battlepoint park but it was terribly boring, though we got a good walk in. It's actually flat there! But we wanted to move on so we drove north to Fay Bainbridge park. I didn't know it was on the beach but it turned out beautifully. The sandy beach is covered in old, rounded logs and it's interesting to make it to the water. Daisy managed to jump from log to log without even falling! (A distance that would have been...

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Jun 17, 2009 - Island Views

Charlie drove the car to Bainbridge Island to visit his friend DJ. Ruthie and Helen had a Girl Day of shopping, haircut, lunch. Bainbridge Island offers a great place to live near Seattle and has a small community feel. Charlie saw most of the island and enjoyed the great views of Seattle across Puget Sound. It was good to see an old friend and we probably had more wine and micro brewed beer than we should have. No surprise!

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Jun 16, 2008 - Craziest, Random Best Day EVER

Today we woke up and packed up our car, and headed out to Bainbridge Island to catch a ferry to Seattle. Just as we were pulling into the ferry terminal and about to buy our ticket, Danica got a phone call from JetBlue airlines, saying that our flight was CANCELED due to thunderstorms in the northeast. Great! Now what!? We pulled off the road into a random parking lot, to call JetBlue and get on another flight, when a guy came out of the building and said "Well, are you going to buy a house or what?!" We had pulled into a real estate...

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