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Oct 4, 2019 - Back In The U.S

We left Hope this morning for our drive back to the United States. It was only about 150 miles, we were back in the United States around noon. The border crossing into Abottsford, Washington was a breeze. They only asked a few questions and moved us on. It was pouring rain when we crossed, pardon all the photos, they were the best I could get. We drove through the tiny town of Abottsford in a few minutes passing by one farm after another. Most of the farms were growing berries, some had pumpkins too. We are all set up for a couple of...

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Aug 10, 2019 - 16th STOP - Oak Harbor, WA

Saturday, 8/10/19 - Left Ellensburg for Whidbey Island. I 90 took us over Snoqualmie Pass. The ascent on the Eastern side was not as long as the descent on the Western side. Then we got to I 405 and the Seattle traffic. We finally got passed Seattle and onto I 5 and then hit Everett traffic. Stop and go for miles. Just reinforces why I hate cities. The site the RV Park gave us was narrow with pine tree branches that would prevent us from putting out the bedroom slide. So I called David, Kay's brother who lives live maybe 200 yards from the...

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Jun 22, 2016 - Rainy Weather and RV Damage Repair Issues

Best Western Plus Harbor Plaza, Oak Harbor, WA Wednesday, June 22, 2016 2 pm PDT The Rainbows End RV Park just a mile west of Sequim was a lovely little spot – which was important because it rained almost every day I was in Sequim. But the real problem was the all the heavy clouds obscuring the sun and the Olympic Mountains. I didn't even try to drive to Olympic National Park to take pictures for the first 7 days I was there. I spent my time shopping, researching and getting ready for the next section of my summer tour. Although Sequim is...

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Aug 23, 2015 - August 22, 2015 - Seventeenth Stop - Whidbey Island, WA

August 22, 2015 - When we left Yakima the smoke was quite obvious and was there until we got near Seattle. As a consequence, we could not see Mount Rainier. The traffic was horrendous all the way along I90, I405, and I5. We were backing the trailer into the site when Kay's brother, David and Berkley, his dog, showed up. They only live up the road and around the corner about 1,800 feet away from the Park. After we got set up we walked up to David's house for dinner. While we were there, Sookie got to watch a mother deer and two fawns in the...

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Aug 3, 2015 - Washington's Islands in Puget Sound

Once we said our goodbyes to the North Cascades we headed for the Islands of Washington. Graeme wanted to go to San de Fuca - which he seemed to be pronouncing with a hard c. We were however booked into a hotel in Oak Harbor on Whitbey Island. We explored Coupeville on the Sunday afternoon and people were packing up after a weekend festival and market along the main street. We walked along the old wooden wharf which had an interesting museum about the areas past, present and future. The town features well preserved Victorian mansions built...

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Sep 11, 2014 - Arrival

27 hours after leaving my home, I arrived in Chania, Crete. Keith was at the airport to pick me up. I had a great trip with one minor hiccup, I missed my connection in Frankfurt, which led to a missed connection in Athens, so my arrival time into Chania was 5 1/2 hours later than planned. It all worked out and I made it so no harm done. I met some fascinating people along the journey. There were 4 of us on the plane from Seattle to Frankfurt that missed our connection to Athens, so we kind of stuck together and chatted during our longer...

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Crete, Greece 2014

Sep 9, 2014 - Crete 2014 Getting ready!

Getting ready to go to Crete and trying to get everything ready for the kids and mom when I leave. I am excited, but apprehensive. It is hard to leave my kids. This is my last day at home and I have a list a mile long to get done, partly because I have been procrastinating and partly because I work well under pressure. Must get ready now!!!

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Crete, Greece 2014

Jun 8, 2014 - Still Sick

Up real early this morning, taking Charlotte to the emergency room for a follow up checkup per the doctor. 20 mile drive to the hospital and arrived at 7:30 AM. Yesterday Charlotte had high blood pressure while they were checking her out. Today her blood pressure was low, along with a higher heart rate and low blood oxygen. They brought in an inhalation therapist who gave Charlotte an inhaler to help open her passages and a plastic gadget that helps her to breathe deeper. They also sent her out for a CAT scan to make sure she did not have a...

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Jun 7, 2014 - Pneumonia stikes

Got up this morning at 6:30 and started to get dressed to take a walk. As I was putting on my shoes I heard a noise in the back, so I went back there to see what it was. It was Charlotte trying to talk, but she couldn't. She was unable to talk, and it was very painful to swallow. She whispered that she needed to see a doctor. We drove down about 15 miles south to the town of Coupeville which had the hospital. We got into the emergency room at about 7:30 and we were the only ones there. Within an hour, all four rooms were filled. They did...

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Jun 6, 2014 - Touring Whidbey Island

Got up a little later today. Charlotte is not feeling the best, run down feeling and a cold. We headed off to the mainland, but on the way we stopped to see Deception Pass (photo), which is a small space between the mainland and Whidbey Island. This small pass used to be the only way to get to the back side of the island or the mainland at this area. Without the pass you would have had to sail almost a 100 miles around Whidbey Island. We then headed to the north point of this land to Anacortes, WA which is a main ferry port to the San Juan...

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Jun 5, 2014 - More Flybys

Another night of touch and go's at the Navy airport. At least they seem to have an 11PM curfew. We would move but we would have to go to the South end of the island and a place with full hookups is almost impossible to find. Got up this AM to clear skys. It is usually cloudy and foggy until about 3PM so this was a nice change.

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Washington 2014

Jun 5, 2014 - Whidbey Island

Back to an early morning. Up at 6:30 AM, quick breakfast and pack up. We are on the move again. Left at about 8:30 and started heading north on I-5, which will be most of the trip. We will go up through Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle, all the way to Burlington, then turn left and go out onto Whidbey Island. For the most part the drive on Whidbey is down the center of the island and all you see is tall trees, until we came to our destination, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. This drive was the worst of the trip so far. The roads are about as...

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