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Oct 29, 2020 - Unpack...repack....go!
Yes, it seems like we just got home and got unpacked, doesn't it? To us too. And here we are on the road back to Yuma, Arizona. We got up at 0600 and got underway (on Nuclear power) at 8:50. Thankfully no glitches, the morning went really well. But lots to do at the last minute to secure the house. Turn the water pump off, as we are on our own well. Turn off the propane. Set the thermostat for inside the house, to around 50 so the pipes don't freeze if it gets really cold. And put a trickle charger on the Mini Cooper. Spike does all of...Jump to full entry
Sep 25, 2020 - A windy trip into Washington
We had such a fun time at Tom and Margie's house yesterday, in Ontario, Oregon. We got there about noon and it is ok to park on the street with the Rv in their neighborhood. So we just put the 2 inside slides out and left the big slide in as we were taking up a lot of room already. We had a nice lunch together and then got to go on a tour of their town and go to a local history museum. Margie's family was featured prominently at the museum. It was a real live history lesson as Margie could answer any of our questions for us. And we got to...Jump to full entry
Apr 23, 2020 - We're Almost home!
After a rainy night in mountain Home, Idaho, we are back out on the road at 0800. Zoey actually liked it there, and wasn't to excited to end her walks. (I think it was all the green grass and good doggie smells). I forgot to mention my great (ha ha) interaction with Punjab last night. Two phone calls and an hour and a half on the phone and wait times made me a crabby camper. Wednesday night has our favorite shows which are "Survivor" and "Seal team", so I had to call to get the local channels. I got an A for patience and Spikey got a sore...Jump to full entry
Aug 4, 2019 - Mike and Sally and Stacy and Sharon
It was an easy drive to Kennewick and the Columbia Sun RV Resort to meet Stacy and Sharon Wise and Sally and Mike Theroux. Our spot was right across the road from Stacy and Sharon. Happy hours, visits, talking, talking, talking. Sally is very unhappy that we are selling the RV. And I must admit we were a bit nostalgic at times. Since this area is home to Stacy and Sharon they were our tour guides. We went to a lookout to see all three of the Tri Cities-Kennebeck, Pasco and Richland. We visited the excellent Reach Museum in Richland. From...Jump to full entry
Jun 7, 2019 - On to Kennewick
A cold morning in Chemult was 30 degrees, frost on the windshield this morning, out for some coffee and a pastry before heading out to Kennewick, WA. Packed up my car and off with a stop for breakfast in Bend, OR at a Shari's café and pies restaurant very nice place, much better the a Denny's. LOL. Back on the road a nice sunny morning drove to Madras where I headed toward Mount Hood, as I got closer to the area a lot of clouds rolled in with rain and fog and near the summit was rain and snow mix coming down very hard, I stopped to get a...Jump to full entry
Oct 29, 2018 - Where did the summer go...
It was a lovely summer, but the end of it came too soon. And I bet you are wondering what happened at the Kramer's? Well, in May we attempted to go to the Art festival at Cannon Beach in the RV. We made it as far as Montesano, and we got an engine alarm. Spike got the engine turned off and coasted us over to the side of the road. We threw a serpentine belt, so we had to be towed by in by Coach Net. They towed us back to Shelton which is only an hour from our house. And there was a diesel shop there that could repair us. So that trip was a...Jump to full entry
Oct 22, 2018 - Back in the USA
Monday, October 22: Sooke, BC → Kennewick, WA Weather: high 30sF and partly foggy near the water, high 60s and sunny by afternoon Route: West Coast Hwy → Sooke Rd. → Westshore Parkway → Hwy 1 → BC-17 → BC-99 → US Border → I-5S –> I-405 -→I-90E → I-82E → US-395 → Kennewick Hampton Inn Highlights: - Son had to leave early for work so we agreed to leave at the same time for our 9:00 ferry sailing. We were up at 5:45, dressed and out the door by 6:15 without breakfast (as planned last night). There were patches of fog rolling in from the...Jump to full entry
Sep 28, 2018 - Washington!
So, we made it back from our 10-day visit to the Big Island of Hawaii – our last day there was a whirlwind as we checked out of the resort at 11am and our flight didn’t leave until around 10pm! We flew overnight to Los Angeles and then had a 3-hour layover there before flying to Portland and then catching a shuttle back to Salem. Whew – we were awake for a loooong time because you know, it is hard to sleep sitting up on a plane! Anyway, not complaining – we made it back to Mo at Steve’s cousin Dave’s construction lot in Salem Oregon. We had...Jump to full entry
Aug 20, 2018 - Rodeos, Caverns, churches and bats.
Writing from Charbonneau Park in Washington State on a very hazy and smoky morning. The fires in this part of the country have created a perpetual haze. The road we went on in Glacier two weeks ago is now partially closed due to wild fires. We had the opportunity on Don's bday, August 11, to check out the Missoula Smoke Jumpers Center. Wow these men and women do an amazing job. The physical criteria to become a smoke jumper seems beyond what a body can do. Their inception was in the 1940's. At that time they needed to prove the benefit of...Jump to full entry
Jul 15, 2018 - Leg # 20 - Kennewick, WA
/// Sunday - July 15, 2018 A Travel Day: Well rested and refreshed we woke early to clear blue skies. I did not plan to leave much before 9:30 A.M. but as usual Nancy was up, packed up and ready to hit the road. We departed Kelso at 7:30 A.M. Our route today would take us north on I-5 for approximately 30 miles to the Jct. of the Scenic White Pass Hwy, US12. This will be the longest drive so far this summer. Traffic on I-5 was light and traffic on US 12 was very light. We made good time even with making several stops for rest, photo ops and...Jump to full entry
Jun 30, 2018 - Sacagawea
Kennewick, WA In 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition left Illinois and headed west into land largely unmapped and unknown to people of the US and Europe. No one realized the journey would cover more than 7,500 miles and last almost 2 1/2 years. We learned the Expedition had the most up-to-date medical equipment and supplies. They treated the sick by causing bleeding, vomiting, sweating and voiding the bowels. Miraculously, most actually survived the cure! A Shoshone named Sacagawea was instrumental in the Expedition’s success. She worked...Jump to full entry
Jun 29, 2018 - Wheat country
Kennewick, WA Named after George Washington, the first president of the US, Washington is the 18th largest state. We tend to think mostly of the coastal area of Washington where one of the main industries is logging. The area through which we travelled today, however, is wheat country – miles and miles and miles of it. Washington is ranked 5th in the nation’s top wheat producing states. Wheat is the 3rd largest crop produced in the US following corn and beans. A bushel of wheat yields 42 one-and-a-half pound commercial loaves of white bread...Jump to full entry