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Oct 9, 2010 - See You in Nampa, ID

Well, they said I had to put in a message next get this started.....I thought that was what the homepage was...NOT. So now I will sigh off and see you in Nampa ID. Not physically of course....okay, I know you knew that but I'm tired, remember! :) Love you Guys! Say a prayer for us to have a safe trip.

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Jun 10, 2009 - Orientation day-getting organized for the jump-off

June 10, 2009 Today we are making ready to hit the road once more. I did a little bike riding this morning before I put the bikes on the back of Jeep. We received our tow shield shipment into the Soap Lake office—this is to protect the jeep from rocks when we hit gravel on the Alcan Highway. We will put that on when we need it. We had a three hour briefing and orientation on how we will do the caravans. It took awhile, but we got through it and it provided some valuable information. Susan and I took off after that and found a family diner...

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Jun 9, 2009 - Golfing day and a good get-together

June 9, 2009 Art Seaman, Loren Erpelding and I went to play golf at Lakeview Golf and Country Club just outside of Soap Lake. It was ladies day, so we weren’t allowed on unless we wanted to buy some skirts. Not likely. The guy in the Lakeview pro shop recommended that we drive over to Moses Lake, about 30 miles away, and try The Links at Moses Pointe. http://www.mosespointe.com/golf.html He made a tee time for us by phone, and off we went. We got there about 11:45, got a quick lunch, then headed out in a rush for our 12:22 tee time. But we...

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Jun 8, 2009 - Meeting some new folks

June 8, 2009 Today was a day for getting ready for the trip. I got out our hardware cloth (wire mesh with ¼ “ squares) and, with the help of our neighbor Loren, put the hardware cloth on the intakes for our radiators to prevent rocks and gravel from getting in. I also put hardware cloth underneath the coach to protect the radiator fan from flying rocks and gravel. I continued to inspect the coach and the jeep for stray ammo, finding one or two still in the jeep. But I am now convinced that they are all gone from the jeep. I will continued...

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Jun 7, 2009 - Meeting our fellow travelers

June 7, 2009 We slept in this morning. I got up about 8:00, but Susan was down until about 10:00. She was up moving around when we got a knock on our door from Marie Berger, one of our Adventure Caravan guides. She was planning to make an in-coach visit and give us our materials for the trip. We explained that we weren’t quite ready for an in-coach visit, Susan being in her pajamas and all, but if she could come back in an hour we would be ready to go. And we were. Marie returned with Carole Adams, one of the tailgunners, to give us our...

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Jun 6, 2009 - We made it to the jumping off point

274.3 miles today. 2948.4 total miles to date. June 6, 2009 We got a late start today. We slept in a little, but we knew we didn’t have that far to go. I took a little walk to through away the trash and get some pictures, then happened to see some girls, one in a chicken costume, walking down the street. Many unusual things can be seen in Oregon. We took off around 11, filled up at a nearby Flying J, and then headed off down I-84. We got some food at the Flying J, drove through the Columbia Gorge, and paused briefly at a rest stop to eat....

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Jun 13, 2008 - Soap Lake WA

Thanks for visiting our trip journal. The weatherman got his revenge. We left Missoula MT in snow, rain, and wind. Not a very enjoyable drive. It did not clear up until we got into Washington State. Had to make some emergency repairs, as Nancy’s windshield wiper stopped working. Turned out to be a loose wiper arm nut. I did not have the exact size wrench so we used the universal tool made by Crescent. We arrived in Soap Lake WA where the weather was perfect. Not much here in the way of stores. so on the 12th we visited Wal-Mart, AutoZone,...

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Jul 5, 2007 - Soap Lake, WA

After an enjoyable time in Port Townsend, including a great fireworks display on the 4th of July from Fort Worden (where the movie Officer & Gentleman was filmed), we needed to head towards eastern WA again for our repair appointment at Yakima. We decided to visit Soap Lake in the Grand Coulee area. It is a dead body of water with healing minerals but odor is very strong (unpleasant). I've only seen a few people go to the beach and slather the mud on their bodies. It was considered sacred by the Indians. It's in the low 100's here and...

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