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Aug 25, 2015 - Long time no talk...

Greetings... We originally began this blog to keep our children informed of our whereabouts. And well since they knew where we were while we were in town I haven’t posted any new information. We weren't able to see everyone on our last trip home (even after we tried to invite ourselves to Noah’s for lunch :) ) Some of you were camping, some working, some on a road trip, some hiding (don’t lie!) :) A shout out to Isaac and Nicolas who are not affected by our comings and goings. I thought of all of you while saying to myself, “they will not...

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Jul 27, 2014 - Maryhill, Washington

Day One Portland July 26, 2014 One hundred ten miles after we left our house, we pulled into Jantzen Beach RV Park in Portland. After getting the RV set-up and the car unhitched, we drove the distance to Chris and Kima’s house. We had a wonderful afternoon with them, to say nothing of how much we enjoyed Leo and Sadie. Leo was most happy to show us his newly built play-building in the back-yard. It has a sand-box on the first floor. A sturdy ladder accesses the second floor from which Leo can go down the slide. And then there’s the...

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Apr 17, 2013 - Maryhill, Washington

Nestled in a niche alongside the Columbia River across the river from Biggs, Oregon (a little upstream from The Dalles, Oregon), is the state park and community of Maryhill, Washington. Named after his wife and daughter, it was founded by Samuel Hill in 1908 when he purchased 7,000 acres along the river and the slopes above. Hill, a Quaker himself, planned to establish a Quaker farming colony. He surveyed a townsite and built a church, hotel, offices, store, garage and shops. Always an advocate of good roads, he built the Maryhill Loops...

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May 16, 2010 - No Travel day

Hanging out at the Maryhill to enjoy the warmth, the wide open grassy areas and the river. All the rocks on shore are smooth and flat, and many are round and flat - perfect for skipping. Dad is really good at it! So, Stefan....what makes ALL the rocks in an area smooth AND flat?!?! Tonight we had a great lightning and thunder show with plenty of rain. Will get up and head out early tomorrow. One side bar: If there were no RV parks, how would they know where to lay the railroad tracks?

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May 15, 2010 - Chiloquin to Maryhill, WA

The Logging museum is across the highway from our camp, so we walked over and toured the HUGE outside display of logging and railway equipment. Got on the road about 11:30 after making sandwiches to eat down the road.... in a Walmart parking lot in Richmond, OR. Picked up a few groceries there and got back on the road. Highway 97 north....SO many snowy peaks everywhere we looked...beautiful! Passed the 45th parallel today - half way between the equator and the north pole. Arrived Maryhill State Park, WA, late afternoon - right on the...

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May 17, 2009 - Maryhill State Park, WA

Maryhill State Park is a terrific state park right on the Columbia River. It does have a couple of small drawbacks, the most troublesome being it is nowhere near Verizon coverage and that includes coverage for the broadband aircard. Nope, we can NOT hear you now! There's a local cell phone carrier that pops up with the 'extended coverage' message, but we're not real keen on those kind of charges and their broadband coverage is not an option. The only other real drawback is the distance from stores. It is about 20 miles or so down the river...

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