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Aug 18, 2009 - Elk, Washington

8/18 – 8/31 274 miles and three days brought us to Joanne and Chad’s (daughter and son-in-law) house in Elk, Washington. The first day we stopped for a couple of hours at Fort Steele Heritage Town in Fort Steele, British Columbia. In 1864 the Kootenay gold rush began. Fort Steele started as a ferry landing and soon became a supply town. It revived again in 1897 when lead and silver were found in the area. By 1905 the town was abandoned. Today more than 60 buildings, including many originals, interpret frontier life during the late 19th...

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Sep 12, 2008 - Elk, Washington

9/12 – 9/28 It took us three days to travel 601 miles to Elk, Washington. We stayed overnight at the Wal-Mart in Mountain Home, Idaho and a highway pull-off north of New Meadows, Idaho. We found a great 4 star taco place in Belleville, Idaho called Taqueria el Pastor (321 Main Street). Both the beef and fish tacos were excellent. We returned to Elk because our son Kenny was coming from Washington DC to visit his sister. It was great having two of our children together – but we missed our son Peter, Tori and “Big” Joe. While we were in Elk...

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Jul 16, 2008 - Elk, Washington

7/16 – 7/31 It took us two days to travel the last 426 miles (with an overnight stop at Rock Creek Lodge parking lot in Clinton, Montana) to Chad and our daughter Joanne’s home in Elk, Washington. Along the way we visited the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge, Montana. This site was, during its hay-day, the biggest cattle ranch in Montana. The farm house was built in 1862 and had 4000 square feet; a 5000 square foot addition was added in 1890. We received an excellent tour of the house, was fed beans and peach cobbler...

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Apr 27, 2008 - At Jenny Ray's house

Well, little roads just don't even phase us at this point....we arrived at Jenny Ray's house, way out in the bush and on a narrow sand/gravel road. It took more shoe horning to get the RV in but we are set up in her front yard right now. Everything is a bit squishy from winter run off up here in the mountains so we are hoping we don't need a behemoth wrecker to pull us outta here. The RV must know we are heading for home...the day before yesterday the fridge started acting up, now the living room slide won't go out. Hopefully the wheels...

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