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Sep 13, 2019 - Ferry trip from Sitka to Bellingham

On Tuesday morning we hooked up and drove the 200 yards or so to the ferry terminal. It was another beautiful day but, ALAS, it was time to say goodbye to Alaska and go. The ferry headed out around an hour or so late. We never did hear why. It could have been the 5.7 quake that occurred west of Sitka a short time before we were to depart? We made very brief stops in Petersburg and Wrangell during the night. The weather had deteriorated and we now had low visibility followed by rain. We landed in Ketchikan at 11:00 AM Wednesday. We had 4...

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May 19, 2019 - Walk around Bellingham

While Lisa is still on the mend, Ron & Tina drove us down to Bellingham. We had wanted to do a "Chocolate Tasting" and Chocolate Necessities Factory near our campground but it was closed on Sunday. We learned their retail store was in Bellingham so made a bee line for it. To our delight, the Factory woman that does the chocolate tasting was in the retail store. She explained how chocolate is grown and made. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the dried and fermented seeds of the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), a small, 4–8 m tall (15–26 ft...

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Feb 28, 2019 - Tim Messes Up

2-28 I wake up from a sound sleep about midnight and realize I have forgotten my passport!!! Not much sleep after that! Luckily, Bon is quick to figure out what to do...my only thought was where I would stay whilst Bon is in Canada. Caught the 9:30 ferry Calling our daughter, Tiffany, in Hamilton and with the assistance of her hubby and daughter the 3 of them are thankfully able to get to our house in Corvallis (no small task since they have gotten 2+ FEET of snow in the past few days and schools are closed!). They make it to the UPS...

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Sep 8, 2018 - Things Are Looking Up

Still had somewhat of a bad taste in my mouth about Vancouver because of the last couple of days but was determine to adjust my attitude. Caitlyn had another assignment for school to finish up so she did that in the morning and we checked out around 9:30. We headed up to North Vancouver to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Smooth sailing since we were able to take the Trans-Canada Highway. The park’s namesake is the 450 feet long suspension bridge 230 feet above the Capilano River. There are dozens of people on it at any one time all...

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Sep 22, 2016 - Update for the first part of 2016

We are still doing this retirement thing of ours and after ten years of wandering around this big country of ours, we still haven’t seen enough. After visiting friends all over the country and being asked why we haven’t kept up our travel blog of sorts, we are once again writing a bit about our travels. This is for family and friends who are curious about our travels so feel free to read and enjoy or just hit the delete button. A quick, sort of, recap of the first part of the year saw us starting the new year out in Biloxi, Mississippi and...

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Aug 31, 2016 - Spence's Bridge and Bellingham, Washington

Monday evening we had a true up-close-and-personal bear encounter! We were staying at a campground along the Thompson River near Spence’s Bridge, British Columbia. Mary walked up the hill to take a shower in the washroom building, and she came out and walked around the corner of the building and there was a bear—not more than 10 feet from her. Just a small black bear. A second-year black bear cub, cute as the dickens, just sitting there. Mary sternly told it to go away, and it cocked its head as if to say “but I live here!” And stayed put....

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Jul 27, 2016 - Homeward Bound

July 26/27 After a week of 99 & 100 degree days, with nights of 68 degree it is time to leave Washington & head for home. It has been a great week of 4 o’clock pool & drinks followed by dinner & movies. But, all good things must come to an end. I wonder who said that. We are all set for the 280 mile drive with two mountain passes. Vantage is the first at 5% for 11 miles. That is a long uphill haul at 35 m.p.h., and they warn you not to use your AC while climbing. The Columbia River crossing was especially scenic. This type of terrain was...

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Apr 1, 2016 - Bellingham RV Park

Well the last day abroad has finally arrived. We had a most enjoyable day in Chehalis until I almost t-boned a car in a parking lot. Lady pulled a 90 degree left turn right in front of me, luckily I was going slow, jumped on the brake's and the horn, it was close. Leisurely drive north in bright sun and suggested to my navigator we make one last casino visit. Stopped at the Skagit, didn't like it or the set up, lesson learned eh. Up tomorrow, run the border, catch the ferry, see kids in Vic and point up island. Rig is filthy like the car,...

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New route 15/16

Dec 14, 2015 - Bellingham RV Park

Well that was a close one. We had retired early to get a decent start this morning and you know how plans go sometimes. Well at 236AM yes 236AM my beloved wakes me and says do you smell that. After being poked again up we get and YIKES the rig is awash with the acrid smell of burning plastic/rubber or that electrical smell we all know about. We scurry about turning everything off, check the electrical circuit breaker panel, opening all the roof vents with fans on high to air it out. After a few minutes of checking everything and finding...

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New route 15/16

Aug 22, 2015 - Leaving Bellingham

We have been here for 4 days and are very anxious to leave. We arrived a day early because of fires in the Cascades only to find out the ferry was delayed a day. While the weather is beautiful traffic and people kept me close our hotel. We did find a very pretty old park and did a trail to a waterfall and along a stream. So by this evening we should be underway again.

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JC&Linda Clark

Aug 5, 2015 - Bellingham

Day 3 August 3-4, 2015 A little after six o’clock we pulled into our sites in the Bellingham RV Park. The park has easy access from I-5 and is just across the freeway from a Fred Meyers store, complete with a gas station. The original plan was to get into Bellingham early enough this day so that we could explore the historic Fairhaven District. Then the next day I’d planned that we drive to the quaint Dutch community of Lynden. But because we’d done plenty of driving that day, we decided to visit Lynden another time and explore the...

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Mar 27, 2015 - Final Night in the US

Well this is it. After an enjoyable 10 days taking a new route home we are at the end. Short trip to Seattle and around it and then on to Bellingham. Parked in an old favorite park and ready to hit the border and the ferry tomorrow. We have had to take BC ferry as the Annacortes run is all booked up. Damn snowbirds I bet lol. With the dollar being what it is now not a lot of difference in fare anyway. Plan to spend nite in Vic to see grand kids for a meal and then head up island Sunday. Hope we don't have to call you again Bill to gain...

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