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Apr 27, 2013 - 8th District Conference

It was a pretty drive North out of Spokane to Colville. Neither Nancy or I have been to this part of the state before, so we enjoyed a bit of site-seeing along the way. The aforementioned sausage caught up with me by the time we hit Colville, so I had to make a rather quick trip to the restroom. Several of us who were on the circuit were having the same problem. We were the ones making numerous trips to the toilet during our stay. Colville's Post is an interesting historical building. It is mostly of log construction. The Post was close...

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Oct 18, 2012 - Fall 2012 (October) Southern Migration - Day 1

This is going to be a short trip journal from our recently completed x-country. The week leading up to takeoff was pretty hectic. We had studied the weather (wx) forcasts since about the first of Oct, and had noticed what might be a short window Wed and Thurs, 17 and 18 Oct. A huge wx front all the way from Canada to Arizona was moving east just ahead of that window, leaving fair wx in its wake, but only for that couple of days. Fully prepared to delay our takeoff if the pattern changed, we kept watching as we worked to prepare to take...

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Sep 24, 2012 - One night in Sandpoint, ID

Went over to the Quest Aircraft Company at the airport. They make the Kodiak airplane. Looks like a stubby Cessna Caravan and uses the same Pratt and Whitney PT-6A-34 750 horsepower turbine engine as the PAC 750 XL. Also went out to the Dr. Forrest Bird museum outside of Sandpoint. It is in hangers at a private airport 15 miles southeast of Sandpoint. He is the man who invented the mechanical respirator to help people who have trouble breathing for whatever reason.

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Sep 6, 2012 - Colville, WA, last stop in the U.S. for now

Spent three days in Colville, WA preparing to cross the border into Canada. I installed the auxiliary brake(InvisiBrake)on the Jeep. Took me several hours and several trips to the hardware store down the street on the my bike. Worked perfect on the first test! Rented a storage unit to store those things of mine and Archie's(too much wine!) that you can't bring into Canada. We will pass back through here before we go on to Montana to collect our stuff!Can't hunt without them!

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Aug 31, 2012 - Headed east

I left Merritt B.C. late morning today and headed south for the border at Osoyoos. For the first time, the border guards asked me to pull over and they looked in the truck and the trailer. (They're paranoid about any kind of fruit being moved from one country or province to the next!) Anyway, the guard said, "Nice fridge, you can go!" I guess that was because I didn't have any fruit in it! The highways through northern Washington state are very mountainous of course and while they are great motorcycle roads, they aren't much fun while...

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Jul 19, 2012 - Colville, WA

We went back up route 97 and joined Route 20 again. We stopped in Republic WA for lunch. The lady at the hardware store recommended Freckle Face Gourmet, a lunch wagon down the road. She was right. The smoked chicken salad was outstanding. We sat with a couple from Republic, lived there 58 years. Delightful couple. We passed the antenna array on Route 97 on our Alaska trip. The antenna array at the U.S. Electrodynamics Comsat Earth Station near Brewster, WA is the largest on the West Coast. Voice, data, and video is transmitted and...

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Apr 11, 2012 - Driving Home

What a great trip this was, 5,020 miles,and $1825 in gas, in 24 days! This was a whirlwind trip, and we left each place wishing we had more days. We traveled together as a great team, and laughed a lot sat ourselves,over such things as "Where did you put my key??", or "who fed the dog?" Each day was fun, and sometimes the driving was stressful, but we ended each day with 7&7s for the Guys, wine for us Girls, and a nice Dinner together!

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Mar 18, 2012 - Getting Ready

We take off tomorrow at 9:00am. I'm sure we're forgetting something, but we can't fit another thing in our little home for the next 24 days. We communicate with Al and Helen by walkie-talkies, so as not to miss a thing along the road. I have my fingers crossed that we don't run into snow!

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Jun 2, 2011 - Back In Colville

After stopping at a really neat little country diner in Creston, where we had chatted with a couple of local ranchers & had a breakfast of crab & mushroom quiche (sausage & mushroom quiche for Vicki), fresh fruit bowl & english muufin, we rolled-on into Colville, where Brian, Heather, Micah, Joelle & Isabel awaited us. Actually they were all busy with the last day of school (Brian is the Administrator/Teacher there, Heather is his unofficial assistant for social activities, Micah & Joelle are students & Isabel is whatever she wants to be....

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We're Wingin' It

Dec 15, 2010 - Finally in Colville

Another 475 miles, 3386 in total in 6 1/2 days, & we are here. Parked in the Colville WalMart tonight, as I did not want to venture into unknown territory at Brian's house out in the country in darkness. We'll move there tomorrow with the advantage of daylight. Had the excitement of taking a nice-sized rock in the windshield just as we entered Portland, Oregon. The immediately-resulting chip was large enough that it gave me great concern about it becoming a much larger problem. Luckily was able to get to SafeLite Auto Glass repair's...

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We're Wingin' It

Oct 15, 2009 - Colville, Washington

Thursday, Friday, Sat. Oct. 15, 16& 17 Colville, Washington, Walmart Yes, we made it to visit with more of John’s family. His Aunt and Uncle lived in this area, so he has cousins still here. It was also a good visit. Scouting was in the morning and then opening day of hunting. After not seeing any animals, John decided to move on towards Odessa. He has hunted that area before.

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Sep 7, 2008 - Colville, WA - Part of Selkirk Loop

(Ron Writing) This morning we worshipped at the Sandpoint United Methodist Church. The church was founded in 1897 – quite a history. It’s small friendly church with a new pastor. We enjoyed our fellowship. We decided to have our big meal at noon today. We went to dinner at Connie’s Cafe in Sandpoint (thanks Herb). Elena’s turkey dinner and my roast pork diner were both very good. We left Sandpoint this afternoon on US-2 south. This route follows along the north side of the Pend Oreille River. This river is the outlet for water from Lake...

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