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Jun 24, 2014 - Going to Sequim
Today is a traveling day so we were up early and heading out to Sequim (sounds like swim except with a q instead of a w) with an easy 2 hour drive. They had the open space so we were able to check in early and get settled and still had most of the day left. So we jumped in the car and headed off to Port Townsend. The town is fairly old and has been kept in good shape. Most of the business is geared toward the tourist so not a whole lot of interesting things there. But just outside of town was an old army post, Ft Worden, that was one of the...Jump to full entry
Jun 14, 2014 - 2014-Washington Part 1
Here we are again, this time in southern Washington. We were in Bay Center for 5 days, a tiny fishing village on the Willapa River. Again, beautiful, rainy, green, very cool weather. We visited Cape Disappointment and toured the North Head Lighthouse, very interesting. It is still in service but is unmanned as are most nowadays. We have toured most of the towns in this area, from Raymond in the north to Ilwaco in the south. All are charming and have great local eateries! We really hit the jackpot in Raymond, seeing two excellent museums in...Jump to full entry
Aug 19, 2013 - Back to the USA
Friday, August 16th In the morning we continued south making stops in Quesnel where we went through the museum and saw some of the little people painted on fire hydrants around town, Williams Lake (great visiter center), at 100 Mile House we walked along the river park looking at the mining relics, and Cache Creek with the visiter center decorated like an old time malt shop. I had forgotten how much Cache Creek looks just like Arizona, arid and dry with sage brush everywhere. We stayed at an excellent campsite on the Thompson River at the...Jump to full entry
Aug 13, 2013 - Sequim, WA - Gilgal Oasis RV Park
Our trip from Forks to Sequim, WA was a leisurely 75 miles along the top of the Olympic Peninsula with a good bit of it beside Lake Crescent which is a gorgeous lake. The roads were good and the traffic wasn't too bad so we just enjoyed the ride aboard the Mothership. We are staying at the Gilgal Oasis RV Park which is almost downtown Sequim (pronounced skwim). We have a very nice 50 amp, full hookup, pull-through with enough room to park Libby in front of us. We have great Verizon and a clear shot to the satellite. The campground has WiFi...Jump to full entry
Jul 14, 2013 - Mt St Helens and the move to Sequim Washinton
Today we were up at 6 am and Rapid Robert (being me) went out side and started putting everything together to depart the campsite we were at. Poor Jerry just looks at me and sighs lol. Just teasing Jerry :-).... On a bright note a Momma Chick-a-dee built a nest next to our trailer and two of her babies hatched last night so we were able to see them just before we left. We hope the best for momma and her babies. Jerry and Diane are good traveling partners, it sure would be nice if they were doing this whole trip with us but their new home in...Jump to full entry
Jul 12, 2013 - Diamond Point RV Park
During our 2 week stay in the Seattle area, we of course did a lot of visiting with family. Most of that time, Bev was helping her sister Debbie with the adjustments of moving into an assisted living facility. The time was well spent and filled with all kinds of emotions and the stress of adjusting to the things that happen in life. As of this writing, I am 2 weeks behind the entry date. With all of these family issues, the urge to write has greatly diminished. Bev and I have done a great deal of reflection and of course the daily stress of...Jump to full entry
May 16, 2013 - Northeast Olympic Peninsula
Days 72-73 of The Big Trip It rained for the fourth day in a row, but it was time to move to the next destination. Leaving Forks, we drove north and took the northernmost highway, which ran along the edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. To get there, we drove through a winding, forested road. When we got to the coast, we only saw glimpses of water through trees, with an occasional break in the forest. In one of the visitors centers, we had seen a topographical map of the Olympic Peninsula. Looking at it, we were expecting some flatness along...Jump to full entry
May 15, 2013 - Sequim, Washington
We spent two weeks at Diamond Point RV Resort, our membership park about 15 miles southeast of Sequim, on the Olympic Peninsula. The RV park is in the small community of Diamond Point that has a private airport and beautiful views of Mount Baker and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Since that area is in the “rain shadow” of the Olympic Mountains, it only gets about 17 inches of rain a year, although it still has plenty of clouds, fog, and cold weather. The weather was lovely much of the time we were there, so we were able to enjoy many long...Jump to full entry
Apr 6, 2013 - Forgot to complete sending...
Sorry folks, I posted on March 20 but forgot to complete the steps to have the message sent out to everyone. Duh - been a while since I concentrated on blog entries! Hope everyone had a lovely Easter and is looking forward to upcoming fun travel plans! All the best and hugs, Carol and IvanJump to full entry
Mar 20, 2013 - Ivan doing extremely well!
Dear All, It has been just over 7 weeks since Ivan had his triple bypass surgery done in Seattle. He has had checkup appointments with his three doctors: local, cardiologist and surgeon. All have given him excellent reports with one exception. His statin dosage was raised from 20 to 30 mg. per day because his cholesterol numbers are not quite satisfactory yet. He looks and feels great and he continues to walk at least 60 min. a day at least 6 days per week! The end of April will end his restrictions on activities and lifting (within...Jump to full entry
Feb 4, 2013 - P.S. -What a shock!
Many of you remember our saying we were taking such a long and activity packed almost-9-month trip because we had our health and we could. Well, it turns out we were extremely fortunate to have such a marvelous trip without any mishap because my strong and active Ivan has just come home from a Seattle hospital after triple bypass surgery! He didn't want to worry me when he began to experience chest pains while on our last Rick Steves tour in northern Italy.in late Sept. They only occurred while he was carrying our luggage from bus to...Jump to full entry
Nov 18, 2012 - It's a wrap!
We've been home now just over a week and still handling mail and 8+ months of magazines. Still feeling a bit overwhelmed by what is involved in returning to a routine after being away so long but now I'm actually enjoying the challenge. Our fabulous trip-of-a-lifetime was exactly that! But we are happy to be home with our friendly neighbors and sleeping in our own bed every night. It was such a wonderful trip but impossible for us to answer the common question, “What did you like best?” As we tell folks, every country has its amazing sights...Jump to full entry