Tag Archives: 2013

Week 39: Summer Camp, Dates and a Movie, Oasis in the Desert (Dec 29, 2013 – Jan 4, 2014)

 Staying a couple weeks at an RV park just outside Palm Springs. What’s it like? If you had fun as a youngster at summer camp, you’d have fun here. Warm swimming pool, hot tub, daily billiard tournaments, evening card games, … Continue reading

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Week 38: Holiday Cheer and on to Palm Springs (Dec 22-28 2013)

   Leaving Santa Paula, we travel to Aunt Helen’s in Pasadena, and enjoy Christmas together. Aunt Helen is 96 now, and still plays a competitive game of cards (500 is her favorite).   JR is a master in the kitchen, … Continue reading

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Week 37: Stump the Avocado Experts, Chumash Cave Paintings, Sherry Faster than a Speeding Radar Gun (Dec 8-21 2013)

As we enter Southern California, we visit friends and relatives one more time before we turn our adventure eastward. But first, Sherry meets one of those “Nice Highway Patrol Officers” when he pulls her over for big-time speeding. She is … Continue reading

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Week 36: Our Christmas Letter to You

 Our Christmas Letter to you, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The Christmas season. The exact date of his birth debated, but irrelevant compared to the importance of the event. His birth separates time into BC and AD. His … Continue reading

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Week 35: Cousin Jennifer, Father Terry, and an Old Fashioned Christmas Parade (Dec 1-7, 2013)

We travel south in California, driving a winding, sometimes single lane road to cousin Jennifer’s home. I’m glad this is the season for good cheer because a long line of traffic follows patiently behind our trailer going up the steep grade! … Continue reading

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Week 34: San Francisco, Thanksgiving in Chinatown (Nov 24-30, 2013)

 Upon arriving in San Francisco, CA, we do trailer setup, then board BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) for easy travel in San Francisco area. Cities have their own personalities, and the people of San Francisco generate a terrific personality for … Continue reading

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Week 33: Our SUV thru a Redwood Tree? 50 Year Memory Solved, Special Birthday Treats (Nov 17-23, 2013)

 Along the Avenue of the Giants, and its beautiful redwood forests, is a redwood tree big enough to drive a car through. The tree was one of the original advertisements to bring tourists into the area in 1926.  Would our modern SUV … Continue reading

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Sea Lions Body Surfing, Tide Pools, and New Friends (Week 32: Nov 9-16, 2013)

 Imagine a dozen sea lions playing in eight-foot ocean waves. What fun they are having! Some try body surfing the waves. Others dive down as the waves break. Most roll with the waves, lying on their back or side, flipping … Continue reading

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Week 31: Nov 3-8, 2013 Psychedelic Mushrooms, UPS Drivers, Benny and the Bay City Rockers

 When in Tillamook, tour the Cheese Factory. Great cheese, fudge, and ice cream tastings. Yummmmm. Marionberry ice cream. Marionberry is a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry, grown only in Oregon. Mushrooms grow everywhere here in Oregon. Even these … Continue reading

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Week 30: Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2013 Magical Hoh Rain Forest, the Bowpicker, and Launching Gliders from Up High

   Getting to Point Flattery, the furthest north and west a person can be in the U.S., is a twisty, scenic drive, and very worth it. From a single vantage point we simultaneously see whales beginning their southerly migration, the … Continue reading

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