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Barbaraok

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  1. A couple more Class of '06ers that we hadn't heard from before - this is great! We are at Ocean Shores for this week - should be fun as Dave's brother and sister-in-law are bring their 5er over to a lot they have on the golf course. We plan to get in some golf and geocaching with them.
  2. Well we are back on the "wet" side of the Cascades, outside of Olympia WA until the 1st when we move over to Ocean Shores for a week. It got a little hot last week in Yakima - we went geocaching and the next day played golf, both in 90° heat. Next day I didn't feel great as I had gotten dehydrated. Got to remember to drink BEFORE I start to feel thristy.
  3. Dave and Betsy - Congratulations on "seeing the light"! It really is so much fun, glad you decided to really go fulltime. And it is so liberating to get rid of all of the "stuff". We have even gotten rid of "stuff" in the coach. I have 3 cartons of "stuff" in the middle of the basement (can't reach from either side without sliding my body in there - - and neither one of use can remember what is in there that was so necessary that we brought it with us! As soon as I'm feeling really energetic, I'll crawl in there and get them out - - after all, if we haven't used it in a year, then out it goes!
  4. Good grief - where did the time go? Just a year ago (June 17th) we left Tyler, and it just seems like yesterday. It has definately been a rollercoaster year for us, but even with problems, we wouldn't change anything - especially not meeting such great people along the way. Here's hoping this year is as much fun, with as many interesting things to see and people to meet as last year, and that we get to meet even more members of the GREAT Class of '06.
  5. We moved up into the Cascades today - we're in Randle, WA, just off of US 12. We will be here a week to recuperate from being around family for that past month. Everyone wants to feed us - which isn't good for the waist line. Next Monday we move over to Yakima to the factory to get the slide adjusted. She was real cranky this morning coming in - in the rain. Dave was not happy with it - to say the least. If you are on the West Coast make sure and get a customer card from Safeway - you get extra cents off on fuel when you use their card while getting groceries. Today we filled up with diesel - first 26 gallons at $2.81 (17 cents off) and the next 24 gallons at 2.88 (10 cents off). Plus the cash back on the credit card - really helps with the budget!
  6. Anne, we will be up in the PNW all summer. In fact, I think there are quite a few of us from '06 who are spending the summer in the general area. Hopefully we will have times when are general locations make it possible to get together. We're in Black Diamond at Lake Sawyer RV Resort right now. OK park, but spaces are very tight. We move back down to Centralia for the weekend for a memorial service and then - we don't know yet. Guess I had better figure out where we want to be next week! We will be in Yakima the week of June 11th to have some work done at the factory. Have to get some wine tasting in that week - our stock is getting low. Probably be at Ocean Shores for the 4th of July. Barb
  7. Jeff, We all had our hiccups last summer - none are allowed for this summer. So get feeling better VERY QUICKLY. Wendell, Wow - that is sure an increase in numbers. I think you are going to have a VERY busy summer. I don't know if we will make it that far east - we are trying to make sure we get to see some friends who are not in the best of health this summer, maybe our last chance.
  8. I already posted my comments on that thread. No, we don't want to make the sign up pages public. I get enough spam without some idiot harvesting that information. Plus, a lot of people didn't get to start, why make that information public. I vote for keeping it just the way it is.
  9. We've moved down to Monroe, WA. We're staying at Thunderbird RV Resort - it's a Thousand Trails park. Nice park. TREES all around - nice big ones. Gordon & Juanita - Midway RV Park in Centralia is a nice park and the restuarant next door (Judy's) is a great place for breakfast. We'll be here until the 25th when we move down to the Auburn area for Memorial Day weekend.
  10. We had a hard move this morning - all of 10 miles! And we did it on Dave Time. We are now in the Sedro-Woolley City RV Campground - nice little park with level pull through sites for $15/night, 30 amp and water. And it is real close to my mom's new place. We spent 4 days in Burlington at the KOA before moving over. Not a bad KOA as they go. They were booked for the weekend so we moved on over. And I think my mom is really tickled that we are staying in the city park - sort of hometown pride. We're going to take her geocaching tomorrow - there are about 20 caches in this little town and I think she will get a kick out of it. She is 85, but as sharp as can be and very independent. Next Tuesday we are moving down to the Monroe, WA area for about 10 days to spend some time with my sister. Actually we are just moving about every 7-10 days finding places to stay that are close to some relative and then exploring the areas to see what has changed in 40 years. Can't beleave it has been that long since we left. Sun is out, I've got broadband service with the air card, a full wine rack - what more could we ask for?
  11. That was quite a price jump for the Napa Expo - I'm not sure $35.00 is something we would do, no matter how 'convenient' the park is. I knew they were going to raise the rate this summer when the new area came online, but $15/night jump is awfully steep. It isn't the number of caches you get, it is the fun of finding them. Remember that - and just don't get ahead of us!
  12. We're now Driveway parking at my brother-in-law's in Centralia, WA. Will be here for a few days then north to see my mother. We figure on being in the PNW until about September - depending upon our whims. Hope to see some of you this summer as we wander about - no real plans except for finding enough caches to stay ahead of Gordon and Juanita!
  13. We've moved up the Oregon coast to Lincoln City. There is only so much wine, cracked crab, and great friends that one can take. We will be here for 4 days (on limited rations after all of the food with Gordon & Juanita) and then head to Washington and some driveway parking at one of Dave's brother's house. For anyone coming up the Oregon coast - Winchester Bay RV Resort is a great place to stay.
  14. After the two Irish Coffees, I am amazed that Gordon could see the red hair - - I sure couldn't!
  15. We are now in Winchester Bay parked right across from Gordon & Juanita. Gorgeous day today - beautiful park right on the water. Couldn't ask for anything more. Plus we dispatched one of those extra bottles of wines that we have - must ligthen up the coach! Gene & Shirely - on your way through Tennessee make sure you stop at Raccoon Valley SKP Park - really a nice park and easy to access from I-75. Barb
  16. We are now up in Fortuna - only so much wine tasting can one do before the liver is going to rebel. We have several bottles of wine and not enough room in our wine rack - hope Gordon and Juanita will help us drink some when we get to Winchester Bay next week. Hiway 101 is a little rough in parts. Thought we would get farther today but by 2:00 pm we were beat, so decided to stop here. Will see in the morning if we feel like moving are staying put for a day.
  17. We spent today with our friends tooling around San Francisco in a Mustang Convertible. The sun was shining, a few billowy clouds high in the sky, and we're out there having fun. Life doesn't get much better than this. Our only problem right now is that there are SOOOOO many wineries around we can't possibly stop and taste at all of them - plus there is the fact that there is only so much wine we can carry. Just means we will have to come back again.
  18. We are now in Napa, California ready to bend our elbow and hit as many wineries as we can over the next week. We had quite a trip from Pahrump - - THE WIND I thought we were going to get blown away when we stopped overnight in Mojave. Yesterday morning they issued a high wind warning for Hiway 58, so we detoured a little south and then up to Fresno. And wouldn't you know it, every time we turned, the wind shifted into our face. We came up 99 - the section of I-5 we were on south of Bakersfield was a washboard - figured 99 couldn't be any worse. Was actually not to bad, and we did get to see more towns, etc. We are staying at the Napa Expo fairgrounds in downtown Napa. $20/night with full hookups including 50 amp power. Trees overhead, an elementary school (so it will be quiet at night) on the west side, really nice. And they are putting in a new RV park with concrete pads that should be finished by this summer. Really a nice place to stay while touring the area. We will be heading up the coast next week and going to try and get to Seattle by Mother's Day. It has been 41 years since I spent Mother's Day with my mom - figured it was about time.
  19. We spent today geocaching with Joe and Nancy Liston. We're in Pahrump, Nevada and found 9 caches today - that should put us over 100 found! We also did some wine tasting with Joe & Nancy on Saturday. Wind finally stopped blowing all of the time and it has been really pretty. Heading for Napa Valley next Sunday.
  20. We finally made it to Pahrump today. Wind is really blowing! We had thought we would try and stay in Vegas to go to our concert tomorrow, but everything (and I mean everything) was booked. So we will drive over tomorrow afternoon and back after the concert. Going to get together with Joe and Nancy this weekend and tour the winery and do some tasting!
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