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Jun 15, 2019 - We're home!
I always get back home and concentrate on disconnecting, parking, unloading, cooking and then falling into bed. And I forget to let you all know that we are home! So here's the update! We were up at 0530 again and underway Saturday morning at 0700, and we are all prepped for a hot day on the road. We are prepared to run the generator and the overhead AC if needed. We all know that the cab air is never going to be able to cool down the RV in this type of hot weather! It is supposed to be in the mid 90's over here and the high 70's at...Jump to full entry
Jun 14, 2019 - It's Our last day here....
This morning was the last day of our Newmar Rally. We received a nice light breakfast, and said goodbye to all of our new friends. This kind of reminds me of the "adult version" of going to camp. I always loved going to camp. I used to go to the Camp fire girls camp when I was a kid, but it is always hard to go home and have to go back to reality. Thankfully we get a one day reprieve...we aren't leaving until tomorrow morning. And so we were able to help them clean up the meeting room where we met for all our meals and functions. Plus there...Jump to full entry
Jun 13, 2019 - The boat ride up Hells Canyon
We all assembled at the boat dock at about 10:30 for our 11:00 trip down Hells canyon. There was paperwork to do before we could even step on the boat. We had to sign our lives away that if we did something stupid, we would not hold the company responsible. (I think this mostly applies to people who "over indulge" and jump off the boat to take a swim etc.) And we had to provide our zip code to the park service for our entrance to the recreation area. Then we had permission to board the boat. The boat was about 40 feet long and powered by 2...Jump to full entry
Jun 11, 2019 - And now it is even hotter....
Its 88 degrees here in the shade, this afternoon, and I see you guys are sweating back home too. My phone says you are at 83 degrees. Wow. Thank goodness for the AC this afternoon. Even my sun bathing dog won't leave the AC this afternoon! The potluck went well last night with lots of homemade food. (No one went to Costco!) My lasagna was a hit, only one small piece remained. This one guy told me he had never had "homemade" lasagna, his always came out of a box. And after the potluck he came and told us he preferred Mine to the boxed...Jump to full entry
Jun 10, 2019 - Its pretty warm here...
Its heading for 87 degrees today! Both of the Ac units are running full tilt and the freezer is well stocked with ice. We cleaned out the ice bin from our refer at home. In case you don't know...our refer at home has a "name". Her name is Mona, because she moans and sounds like she is giving birth every time she makes an ice cube. Spike thinks I'm crazy, as he can't hear it, but its the truth. (He said no one else can hear it but me). I guess I need witnesses, with good hearing. And Since we cleaned out the ice bin, she will have lots of...Jump to full entry
Jun 9, 2019 - On the road to a Newmar rally
Well here we are...on the road again. We are heading to a Newmar RV Rally in Clarkston, Washington. This is on the snake river at the gateway to Hells canyon. We were up at 0530 (yawn, yawn) as we have a 7+ hour trip to make today. So we got underway at 0730, with no glitches! Thank you God! The weather today is clear and nice. Mount Rainer is visible in all her glory! Its pretty chilly this morning but it will warm up as we head over to eastern Washington. We have laid out our shorts to change into at lunch time, in anticipation of some...Jump to full entry
Jul 22, 2018 - Leg # 21 - East to Clarkston,
/// Sunday July 22, 2018 A Travel Day: Today will be a trip of approximately 140 miles east, again on Hwy 12. We delayed our departure time to account for the afternoon check-in time at Granite Lake RV Park. We departed at 9:30 A.M. and headed east our to Kennewick to US Hwy 12. The first leg of our trip took us through lots of irrigated agricultural lands, to include vineyards, orchards and eventually into corn country. After the irrigation canals ended it was all ranch and wheat country. The road conditions were mostly good, the traffic...Jump to full entry
Dec 28, 2017 - Now to wait out the winter
We have the Fox setup at Granite Lake Resort in Clarkston WA. This is a beautiful location right on the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers. We are a little disappointed as to the size of our site. It is small and I am wishing that we had gone to Hell's Canyon Resort instead. But this will do. Except for frequent visits to see Claudia's sister, we won't be doing much of anything until the end of March. I probably won't make any journal entries until we start doing something more interesting. Thanks for followingJump to full entry
Aug 18, 2015 - Bears and ice cream
Today we drove to Moscow, ID through the Camas Praire and Palouse - the area just resembles this term and it was a scenic drive back up 95. We went to the Appaloosa museum and learned about the development of this horse by the Nez Perce and the effort to save it in the 1930's. We saw Shadow who is the museum ambassador - she wears a mask on her face to protect her eyes from the sun. Her eyelids were removed due to cancer. We then drove to the WSU campus to see grizzly bears who are being studied there. The adults were in cages but the cubs...Jump to full entry
Aug 17, 2015 - Hells Canyon by jet boat
We took the half day tour on the Snake River into Hells Canyon on a jet boat. The smoke and haze is more noticeable but we till had great views on this trip, the canyon walls are very high and become more jagged as one goes down the river. We saw basalt formations that are strips, very different. Saw petroglyphs at Buffalo Eddy, long horn sheep high on the hilltop, many homes along the river with no access except by boat. There is a very scenic road that parallels the river from Asotin, WA for much of the way. We saw Eagles and stopped for...Jump to full entry
Aug 16, 2015 - Hells Canyon park
Today we learned more about this area as we went to the Hells Canyon State park and found out that Lewis and Clark camped here on both ways of their epic adventure. The Clear River and the Snake River join here and there is industry at the confluence, this is the most inland port in Idaho and there is a paper mill as well as grain elevators along the river front. We went to a museum about Jack O'Connor who lived in Lewiston and was the premier wildlife and hunting writer in the US in the 1960's and 1970's. Many trophies are on the walls of...Jump to full entry