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Mar 25, 2020 - Home

Up early and headed west on I-84 to home. Arrived about 11:30 AM. This will be the trip to remember - Pandemic 2020 and loss of a good friend. Not ideal, but we enjoyed seeing all the places we had not been to before and still love the RV life. Dale makes this happen and I am forever grateful.

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Winter 2020

Jan 18, 2020 - Palm Springs continued

Well, we are one week into Palm Springs. We were so pooped when we we arrived, we did the wash and just laid back and did nothing buy enjoy the warm weather for a couple days. Jeannie and I went shopping a couple days but didn't buy anything as prices are twofold what they were two years ago. We settled for a restaurant with all day happy hour and had a beer and split 3 carne asada tacos. Spent the rest of the day just walking around Palm Springs proper. Friday we visited Moorton Garderns, a private garden with 3000 succulents and cactus...

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Jan 10, 2020 - Made it to Palm Springs

I wasn't able to visit my friend in Red Bluff. She had 2 appointments she couldn't cancel. Maybe we can catch her on the way home. We paid our bill at the RV shop and on our way to Palm Springs.First stop in Woodland,OR at the Costco lot for an Overnight-er. Second night in Walmart in Madera. 3rd night Walmart in Bakersfield then FINALLY Palm Springs. All set up in our 1000 Trails park with all amenities including a large heated pool and water aerobic classes every morning. Its 71deg. clear skies and sunshine. We are happy campers. e

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Jan 6, 2020 - Starting Out from Vancouver

Here we go again We left Vancouver Sat 12/4 at 10AM with our friends Dean&Jeannie. The trip over the Siskiyous was clear and beautiful only snow visible was well off to the side of the road. The view of Mt. Shasta was spectacular with a ring of clouds that circumvented the summit. (see picture) First stop is Medford,OR to spend two nights with friends Scott&Kathy.They are long time friends from Portland who moved to Medford 15 years ago. It was great to catch up with each other. They also are friends of Dean&Jeannie.Scott cooked a huge pork...

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Aug 21, 2019 - Home

After getting Jill married on Sunday, August 18, 2019, we packed up the RV and headed to our McKenzie Int'l Travel Club Rally in Silverton, OR at Silver Spur RV Park. This is a five day stay with our great friends in this club. We celebrate 20 years as a club this year and our wagon masters, Fine's and Barr's have some great things and food planned.

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Fall 2019

Jul 20, 2019 - The wedding

The big day is here. First we meet the grandkids and their parents for breakfast, then we headed to the Farmer’s Market for a few hours. Then it was back to the rv to get ready for the wedding. The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding. The venue was at a ranch, owned by a retired firefighter. The wedding was held out by a pond while the reception was inside of a barn. Everything was absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was performed by Brett’s Uncle Dan. He did a great job. During the ceremony, they tied a fisherman’s knot. It was a...

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The Wood wedding

Jul 19, 2019 - Rehearsal day

Today is rehearsal day for the happy couple. We went to Lynne and George’s house for a visit and lunch. Jaime, Eric, Zach and Olivia made it as well. The four of them got to swim, Dakota got to play with Brett and some of his Best Men and Scott and I visited with the rest of the family. Later the wedding party headed to the venue for the rehearsal and we went back to the RV to rest and get cleaned up for the dinner. Lynne and George hosted a great dinner at the local Mexican restaurant. There was a lot of food, drinks and fun. The second...

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The Wood wedding

Jul 6, 2019 - Chile Eclipse...UPDATE FROM KRYSS & TALAAT

Eclipse day dawned clear with blue skies. There was mist and cloud over the sea but we were told that was always true in the mornings. We packed the car with our eclipse day items and waited. Dave Wetherall joined us. He had been with us in Indonesia in 2016; he was in town and he needed a ride. At 8:40 we set off for the 30km ride to the village of Caleta del Hornos. We were there in 30 minutes. The parking areas near the village entrance were taken but we managed to find a spot 100m away by the school. Talaat had had her breakfast but I...

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Apr 29, 2019 - Vancouver, WA

April 29, 2019 Another beautiful day in the PNW, which rarely has been our experience when visiting Vancouver. Basically hanging out doing laundry and fixing odds and ends in the rig. Went down to the Columbia River Front to have lunch at Beaches. Had a very feisty waitress who was fun. Pizza, salads and beers. We were even given a bag of caramel corn when we left. Some grocery shopping on the way home at Chuck’s. Interesting, the owners are Seventh Day Adventists and the store is not open on Saturdays. Made our salmon/cucumber/red onion...

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Apr 28, 2019 - Vancouver, WA

April 28, 2019 Another crisp, cool and sunny morning! Today we drive to Vancouver, WA which will be our second longest (280 miles) drive of the trip. We will visit our dear friends, Richard and Jackie, who we met in LA 40 years ago. Richard was a food broker (and excellent cook) and Jackie a paralegal that took the aerobic class I was teaching at the YMCA. They invited me (and my husband!) for dinner. Even back then we were fussy about wine and insisted on bringing some. Richard would not hear of it for the same reason! We both had great...

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Jun 12, 2018 - Vancouver, WA

Travel day today for the most part. Day began with an awesome bike ride along the Sacramento River and over the Sundial Bridge. Fantabulous scenery and one butt busting hill in the middle. Redding is a biker's paradise. Absolutely beautiful bike trails. Hit the road at 11 going up I-5 northbound. Gorgeous country with beautiful trees, lakes and rivers and, of course, majestic Mt Shasta which is still covered in snow. Breathtaking really. Stopped for lunch at a rest stop near Mt Shasta and had another incredibly good salmon salad....

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Mar 23, 2018 - Home

Traveling I-84 to I-205 and HOME. Good day traveling with no gorge winds. We are blessed to be able to travel and enjoy this great country and I am thankful to Dale for making it happen each year. Our journeys have taken us to some awesome places, meeting wonderful people and enjoying the cuisine of the area. The highlight of the trip this year was definitely visiting WACO, TX. Hope to return.

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Winter 2018

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