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|Aug 24, 2011|
|We have been having
loads of fun, from Elma to Seaside lots to do, arriving in Seaside
the Ramblers were putting on all sorts of Activities from barbeques
to craft shows and auctions. Here are just a couple of photos
of our trip to and from Long Beach over to Seaside . We are
now in Long Beach till the 6th and then back to Seaside till the
19th. We will head on down the 101 to Neskowin making a stop
at Tillamook Cheese factory, I love their cheese.
|Aug 2nd 2011|
|Just found out please
read the following Lorna sent this to me so if you have ROD thru TT
you will need to call to upgrade your RPI I did not have to as
I have ROD thru KM so I am fine. Wonder if all parks will be
dropping ROD I hope not as we use these after.
We are in Ilwaco, (Long Beach Seaview WA) till the 8th then over to Seaside for 2 weeks then back here till the 12th then Seaside till the 19th the to Neskowin till the 28th of Sept. Talked Mike into going there since I like that park. We will be in Palm Springs TT on the 3rd of Oct. Won't be taking many photos to put on web as the US cellular is so slow will see how long this takes to upload. Travel safe everyone going south and have a great Labor day if you can. See you South Love Carol
|We are now at Travel
Inn RV Park in Elma WA. We had to change our plans as we
were still having some problems with the hot water tank. It
seems the switch that let's the water heat up stayed on and burned
out. Mike needed to be close to an RV parts center, when he
finally figured out what was wrong he would be close enough to get
the right part, Chelas is just 30 min away. We will be here till 31st of July then
head over to Long Beach and Seaside for the rest of the summer.
I thought by coming here to Elma it would be sunny, I was wrong it
has been cloudy and raining, a harder rain then in Sequim, at least
it is not hot. Temps in the high 60 or low 70's.
While in Sequim the Lavender Festival took place, we went to just one of the farms, the town of Sequim become a little Phoenix, (if you have ever been on the freeway during rush hour in Phoenix or LA you would know what I am talking about, where did all of these people come from?) It had been raining for about a week but the skies cleared up enough to walk around.
They have a great gift shop all items are made from lavender including their coffee. Tried their Lavender Green Tea did not care for it will stick with my Lipton Green Tea. I could not believe how Lavender is used in so many ways, from medicinal to spices. This Sunshine Farm has over 20 acres of lavender, they ship the lavender out to be crushed and then they make it into the different products. There are 7 farms in the area that participate in the Lavender festival along with Sequim, quilt shows, food, art and crafts are going all weekend. The cost for the farm was $15 a person but you could see all of the 7 farms with your ticket. We choose only this one, Mike does not like driving in traffic and this farm was close to the RV park.
I will be making some puzzles out of some of the photos here is one that will soon be on the web.
I took 5 of my photos and painted them into one picture.
We are going to play Texas Holdem tonight, I really miss playing and so glad we can be at a park that has activities, miss the interaction between the RV'ers. I know that is one of the reasons I love Palm Desert so much, the people are always friendly and we have so much going on. Wish me luck, it is only $3 buy in with first two players to win the pot. Doesn't matter if I win or lose the fun is what it is all about. Take care everyone see some of you soon.
|July 4, 2011|
|We are now at Diamond
Point RV park, we left Gigal Oasis at 10:40 and by 11:40 we were all
set up in our site #85. On arriving we were given notice that
a cougar has been spotted in the area, I would love to see it and
take a photo, everyone here seem to be worried for their pets, I am
not as Keri is always with me and on a leash. Tomorrow I will
be going to the visitor center of the Cedar Casino to take photos of
the Totems. They looked wonderful and maybe even stop in the casino
to try my luck. You can see the photos of Diamond Point RV
park by clicking here.
There is a RV park next to Diamond Point called Sunshine Acres, they put together their small tractors decorated with 4th of July , and traveled from RV park to RV park in the area. Great fun to see and celebrate today, guess I should have gotten my scooter out and joined, in what fun!
|July 3 2011|
|Leaving tomorrow for
Diamond Point RV park, will spend two weeks there, the week here in
Sequim went fast, visiting Port Angeles which is about 14 miles from
here and taking care getting all of my computer back to having all
of the updates. Having DSL is so great just wish there were a
way to take it on the road with us in the motorhome. The
weather here has been windy, raining and cool. I can't
complain as my sister in Tucson, says it has been around 111 there,
way too hot for me. They say this area usually gets
about 17 days of rain but everyone I have spoken too says that has
changed in the last 2 years. They have not had a summer for
two years now. The sun did come out yesterday and it felt good
to put those shorts on and a t-shirt, no coat. It did not last
long by the time we came back from Port Angeles it had turned windy
and cool. Around 65 during the day now you cannot beat that.
I like the area and the green, you can see the snow on Hurricane
ridge from here looks so wonderful. Everyone should come this
way at least once in a lifetime, we are fortunate to have done it
Until next time HAVE A GREAT 4TH OF JULY AND PLEASE REMEMBER OUR TROOPS. Love to all, by the way let me know who thinks they saw the best fireworks show and if you have a photo send it to me and I will post it on the site.
|Today a little cold and windy with
sprinkles all day, high in Sequim around 55. Decided to drive
into Port Angeles to have dinner at the Landing Restaurant where we
had eaten back in 05, food ok, the sun tried to shine but not for
long, extremely windy. Here are some photos of the area. We
will be taking the ferry sometime next week over to Vancouver if we
can find someone to take care of Keri, I may end up boarding her
don't know yet. That is the only problem about having a pet,
not being able to leave and come back anytime you want. But she is
worth the sacrifice.
4 more days here at Gigal Oasis RV park, this is such a nice park love having DSL and it's free, back to Diamond Point RV park on the 4th. Will have photos for that park later.
Mike finally got on Facebook. He did me a favor as he knew I needed 2 more neighbors to expand my garden in Garden of Time game. He is enjoying it as he is also playing, the game has your mind and eyes working all of the time. Might make our brains work better?
|Travel to Mel and Pat's
was wonderful, the roads where not bad and the view fantastic as you
can see by the photo this photo
Pat lives in an area that is so breathtaking, she is minutes away from one of my favorite author's Debbie Macomber, who writes all about Port Orchard (Debbie says in the books Cedar Groove, which by the way was the name of the town before becoming Port Orchard). They are also just a few miles from Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Silverton, Bermington and ferries to Seattle and only 1 hour from Sequim. Oh to live in such an area in the summer would be grand, sorry folks no RV parks in Port Orchard, what a shame as I know I would have loved to stay there for as month or two. Below are photos of places Debbie Macomber writes about. She also owns them.
Checked into park then headed to Peninsula RV repair shop, spent the night there while they fixed the leak. Tuesday before we left the repair shop, I fell off the steps of their shop, my left leg got banged up and my right wrist also my right ankle twisted. By the time we got to the RV park I was hurting. Then my computer crashed again and had to take it back to Silverton to Best buys they had it for 9 days 1 hour away, it still is not fixed right, as they did not put back all of the HP touchsmart software, I had planned on buying a new computer but found out the software I use to write this web would not work on Windows 7 without a $700 upgrade in software. Microsoft should be shot, if you have certain software it most likely won't work on windows 7. That is why you have not had any updates, what would we do without our computer?
Took almost 10 days to get back to normal, meanwhile they did not fix the leak, turns out the drip from the connection was not the problem after all, it was a bad weld on the hot water tank. Mike called them on Thursday to tell them and Larry( photo below) had one delivered by Monday. Off we went, now I have to tell you I don't mind packing up every 2 or 3 weeks but to do it over and over again, no thank you. However that comes with full timing doesn't it, I will not complain again, as the area scenery is so wonderful and breathtaking, worth all of our troubles. Got the new water heater, I am 90% back to being me and all seems to be going fine now.
We now can begin our tourist trips, Mike says he is not a tourist, but there is so much too see and do in the area he will just have to suffer. Right Gals? Our first trip will be Port Angeles, then Victoria also Port Townsend. So the next update will be after we leave Sequim. Have a great 4th of July and keep our troops in your prayers. Love Carol