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May 30, 2019 - Visiting Dan and Emiko

Spent three days here visiting Dan, Emiko, Matt and Rachel. Ellie and Cotton visited Coot and Kona. Dan and Emiko fed us well and made sure we got lots of treats to take with us on our journey. Thank you again Dan and Emiko, we love you and hope you have a wonderful month in Japan.

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North to Alaska 2019

Sep 22, 2017 - Seattle area

We saw the falls on our way to Sammamish. When you see the falls you are actually seeing the first fully underground hydropower plant. The area behind the falls was blasted away and the natural falls hide the plant. On Saturday we went to Pike Street Market. We got back to the RV in time to see the OU-Baylor game. Thank goodness for the time difference.

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Sep 30, 2011 - Thanks for the memories (Sept. 8-15)

What an extraordinary week we just spent with good friends, old and new. It's hard to describe, but phrases such as "when the stars align" and "the perfect storm" come to mind. At the beginning of this summer, the only thing certain was our workamping for two months in Utah and the desire to explore more of that state, one we had more or less just passed through before. That thought then extended to do the same thing in Colorado, for the same reason. There we spent a lot of time with friends, and even had a visit from family. But that's...

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Jul 25, 2010 - Steven: Life in the Palm of My Hand

One day, when I was sixteen or so and still in school, I caught wind of news that a “computer” would be on display in one of the empty classrooms. I had never seen a real “computer”, only the ones in science fiction movies where there were either lots of random lights flashing on a dashboard or huge rooms housing what looked like gargantuan washing machines with tape drives perpetually spinning. Hell yes, I wanted to see a computer so I signed up in haste to go see it at lunchtime. By the time I got there, however, a line had already formed...

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Jun 30, 2010 - Road Trip!!

Yep, we're going on a road trip! We received lots of great suggestions for places we could travel this summer, but we had to take into consideration a variety of factors before making our decision. First, we have limited time; second, we need to stay somewhat close to home; third, we want to go someplace where we won't experience unbearably hot summer temps, and fourth, we want to try and meet up with friends. Mission accomplished! We're going to Polson, MT, to the Eagle Nest RV Resort, which will be our basecamp for exploring the...

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Jun 25, 2010 - Man, we're sweatin' for a road trip

When Zac was in first grade, we had been living on Pine Lake for about a year. The lots are divided up like slices of pie, and it was a long hike for a five-year old to get to a friend's house. One day, there was a knock on our door. We answered, and a pudgy little boy said, "do you have any kids?" We said yes, but that they weren't home. He replied, "Man, I'm sweatin' for a new friend." We commiserated with the young boy, but once he was gone, we laughed, and of course, added a new phrase to our repertoire. "Man, I'm sweatin' for a glass...

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Jun 3, 2010 - Down to the wire

Steven and I are still hard at work getting our home ready for Sunday's Open House. As I look around and see everything that still needs tending to, I know we will never get everything done. Now, it is a matter of priority. Critical priority. We tend to look at Sunday as being the finish line, but in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. I can't remember a time when our lives have been so busy. Before we even get to the Open House, tomorrow is Zoe's 18th birthday, and it's Prom Night, and she has been nominated for Prom Queen....

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May 23, 2010 - D-Day Approaches

As June 6th looms ever closer and a team of cleaners arrive in two days, I’m sitting here in bitter sweetness. One of the good things about having the furniture all piled up in the middle of the great room and seeing two construction crews at front and back of the house daily is that it already feels like we are no longer in the home with which we are so familiar. I haven’t really “lived” in the living room for months now and I have removed everything from my precious office. In the meantime, my makeshift office consists of the edge of an...

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May 13, 2010 - Critters & College

In the midst of all the house activity, I am still putting in nearly 30 hours a week at the animal hospital. I only work three or four days a week, but they can be long, eight to ten hour days. Even on my longest days, I am not as tired as I was after working a four hour shift at Starbucks. And since we are really busy most of the time, the day flies by. There's always something to do. Just when I think I might get a breather, somebody comes in with a bag of poop to be tested. I don't do the testing, thank goodness, but I do have to pull...

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May 11, 2010 - Making progress on the homefront

I am happy to report that Steven, George and I (actually, mostly George) have made great progress in preparing our house to be put on the market. George has been working five and six days a week since April 5th, and things are coming together. Well, coming together may be a tad optimistic. Inside the house everything in every room is still piled in the middle of of the floor, right where we put it so George could paint the walls. The entire house is a complete disaster area. But hey, the walls look good. Now, I'm not saying that George is...

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Apr 28, 2010 - I Coulda Been a Contenda...

Everything is on a grand scale when it comes to our house and the land on which it sits. Mowing the lawn, for instance, is more akin to a scene from Indiana Jones and the Lost Machete than it is a traditional hour of pushing an electric mower up and down a modest patch of grass. In all the elaborate and exacting detail that went into its construction, we seem to have overlooked one serious component to this house; a staff to run it. Living in a large house comes with a lot of responsibilities of upkeep and general mechanical and...

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Apr 3, 2010 - Stickin' it to the Man

If we had stuck to our original vacation plans, today would have been our last day in Crescent City, CA before heading home on a long 16-hour journey tomorrow. Given the weather we experienced, and the continued storm activity along the coastline, we are thanking our lucky stars we came home when we did. Even though we made the best of our four days in Oregon, I'm not so sure our family camaraderie would have held up another four days. We came back early to get our home ready for the painter/fix-it guy who is scheduled to arrive Monday...

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