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May 2, 2019 - Walla Walla, WA

May 2, 2019 Yet another crisp, sunny day in WA! Had breakfast in the facility dining room and then walked into W2 again. Had fun browsing in shops and bought the last copy of Homo Deus from Anne and Bob! Drive out Hwy 12 to Long Shadow Winery. Did not know what to expect other than highly recommended by Marney and Shah. This enterprise was started by Allen Shoup, formerly CEO of St. Michelle Estates, after his retirement. Long Shadows is a collection of seven ultra-premium wines inspired by internationally famous wine makers challenged to...

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May 1, 2019 - Mary Hill to Walla Walla, WA

May 1, 2019 Another beautiful morning but not awake until 8:00! Camp is fairly well filled mid-week on May1, not a good omen for not having future reservations and availability in campgrounds. Had a lovely walk around the park before leaving for Walla Walla. Drove on Hwy 84 in OR along the Columbia River. Gorgeous steep, lushly covered canyon walls was our view for most of the trip to Walla Walla. We did listen to Homo Deus most of the way. Fascinating discussion of interpretive subjective ability and cooperative networks that separates...

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May 28, 2017 - Hiding Out in Walla Walla

Well, the first long summer holiday weekend is almost over. To avoid the crowds, we chose to stay in Walla Walla, Washington. Actually, we’ve been parked at the Elks lodge for the past week. We were last here in June 2016 for a Chamber Music Festival but spent all of that time visit attending music events so we didn’t get a chance to explore the area. Not to mention the near triple digit temperatures. This year was different. Walla Walla has become a destination for wine lovers and there are dozens of wine cellars downtown. However, it has...

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May 16, 2016 - Walla Walla Wash.

Moving on to our last family visit. Over Stampede Pass and Snoqualmie Mountains on May 16th to Walla Walla where we saw my sister Donna and husband Danny. Walla Walla has these beautiful rolling green hills called the Blue Mountains. The area used to grown Walla Walla sweet onions but now they mainly grow wheat and so all the hills for miles were velvet green from the growing wheat. Walla Walla is famous for their wine and it just so happens that I drink the wine they sell “Velvet Devil”. We took a wine tasting tour of the Charles Smith...

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Alaska 2016

Sep 11, 2015 - Fort Walla Walla Museum

Fort Walla Walla Museum Wikipedia

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Jun 18, 2015 - Run for the border

The Columbia River and its Gorge are rather unearthly looking. It's because the gorge is sorrounded by this desert-like almost canyon thing and there are really no settlements along its banks...which looks to want to jump out of its riverbed lying immediately next to the road. Just saying it doesn't look too good a set-up. Flooding anyone? Thinking a levee perhaps? Oh yes, that's right, they don't work anyway as we recall from NOLA. Nevermind. There is a dam or two, and its all very amazing looking but where is everybody? So, unfortunately,...

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Jun 11, 2015 - Music To My Ears

After our stay Oregon, we spent six nights in Walla Walla, Washington. Walla Walla is best known for its onions and other crops. However, there is a new type of crop springing up in the valley – vineyards! There are about 80 vineyards in the valley and the downtown area of Walla Walla has 25 wine cellars/tasting rooms. Plus, to compliment the wine, there are quite a few five-star restaurants in town. However we came here not for the wine, but for the month-long Chamber Music Festival. Chamber music, you say…la-de-da! Well, this wasn’t...

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Jun 5, 2015 - On to Washington

Well, we have been in Oregon over a month and I guess it was time to move on to Washington. Although the weather was mostly in the mid 60’s and overcast in Oregon, it did not rain as much as we expected. Since our last post nearly two weeks ago (has it really been that long?), we enjoyed our stay in Forest Grove over the Memorial Day weekend. Finding a place to stay during holiday weekends is tricky. Most campgrounds are packed, especially the state and federal parks, so we try to stay away from them. We chose Forest Grove because we wanted...

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Aug 28, 2014 - Oregon to Washington - Day 5

91 mile day - 3700 feet of climbing. Miles and miles of bare wheat fields. Sunny hot day. Walt and I came in just behind two other riders - we spent more time at lunch at 9:30. What's the hurry when half the ride is finished that early. Did have some nice downhill's over 40mph.

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May 29, 2014 - Walla Walla has become a destination for wine lovers

Today we traveled east through the beautiful Columbia River Gorge to Walla Walla. We lived here from 1977-82 and the area has changed significantly since those days. The big difference are the vineyards and wineries that have developed throughout the Walla Walla Valley. While we didn't have time on this trip to visit them, it will be a fun thing to do sometime on a future trip in this area. We set up at the Elks Lodge for the evening and invited Jerry & Barb over for dinner at our place. We BBQ'd tri-tip and had a nice meal on our patio in...

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Dream On

Dec 2, 2013 - Walla Walla VA Gift Shop Set-Up

We helped set up the Auxiliary Gift Shop today. It's a good thing because the organizer didn't have any other help. One lady who showed up early, fell and smashed her face into the sidewalk. She was cut up and bleeding pretty good. A VA staff member took her to the local hospital. She eventually made it back as we were cleaning things up. One other person arrived just before we finished, so, again, we were glad we were there. we've never helped with the gift shop before, so this was learning experience for us. Each year, the Auxiliary...

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Dec 1, 2013 - Area IV Christmas Party at the VA

Today, we spent the day helping with the annual Christmas Party at the Walla Walla VA. This is hosted by the Posts in Southeast Washington (Area IV in our Department). It's always the first Sunday in December. We had a great time with the patients who are always so appreciative of the food, gifts, games and friendship. We had about 30 Legionnaires / spouses there, and 10 came from our Post! I was so excited. Nancy and I are staying overnight to help set up the Auxiliary Gift Shop tomorrow.

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