Thursday, April 23, 2015

My new Soul

I finally decided on a replacement for my Subaru that I have been using and towing behind my motorhome for a few years. 
It was a long job to find just the right car. One that could be towed and cheap enough.  So welcome my new Soul.  
It took me a while to figure out the color but it does match the motorhome.  
Now for towing. 
Then with it hooked up. 
And now for a trailer hitch. 
A Curtis hitch. 
Now I can haul extra stuff outside.  

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hoodstock 2015


The third weekend of April brings out the blossoms on the fruit trees in the Hood River orchards and the Classic Winnebagos.  This year the weather was picture perfect.  We meet at the Hood River County Fairgrounds when the weather is dry and our wet weather spot is in The Dalles at the Eagles Lodge.


Five RV's circled a light pole in the mowed field.  We had our own private area and the RV's blocked wind and sun..


Sophie and I were left all alone Sunday night.  Everyone else had places to be and things to do.
Our new tow car was a big hit.  Several test drives were given and even though mail boxes were jumping out in front of the car, and 6 speed tranny's were new to some people, the car survived.  I think I will limit the test drive program for future outings.

After everyone left us Sunday we had a quiet night and drove to Kahneeta.  That is an Indian resort on the warm springs Indian reservation.  They have great warm swimming pools.  

After 2 days and one night of soaking in the hot water, Tuesday we headed into the town of Madras. 
We stay at the Elks Lodge there.  Wednesday after spending the night and looking around Madras we drove into Bend.  Another Elks Lodge to stay at.  This time we stay 2 nights.  
Our next door neighbor from home is spending the week close by and meets up with us on Wednesday and Thursday to look around town. 

October 2014 - March 2015

We spent a few days in the Portland area in October and in November we did a trip to Eugene OR for what we call our anniversary trip celebrating the first trip with Smokey. 
December was a month in Tigard staying at the Eagles lodge dealing with family. 
In January we spent time in Newport. Beautiful day's at the beach help us heal. 
In February we did a Eugene, Florence and Newport trip.  
March we drove to The Dalles OR for a few days.  It was a time to get away from home. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Olivia Sophia 12/2/14 - 12/4/14

It has been awhile since my last post but a lot has happened.  
My granddaughter did not survive very long.  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sophie's birthday outing in Lincoln city.

We stayed four nights at the chinook winds casino after Sophie's birthday.  The plan was to spend a couple of nights at camp WI-NE-MA but we had such a good place at the casino we just stayed there.  
We could watch the sun set through our dirty window.  

Whidbey island part II


Since I am behind in my blogging I will post that we stopped at the tulalip casino for a couple of nights on our way home.  It was real quite and we enjoyed visiting with other RV'ers.  
We enjoyed the Boeing tour or the everett plant. We even stopped by Jeff's place.  
We checked out some new old RV's at the everett Winnebago dealer.  
A week on Whidbey island was fun.  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Whidbey Island two week trip Part 1

I guess I better get started on this post since we have been home for a couple of weeks now.   And this will be a few different posts because of the length of the outing.  
We started at the Puyallup WA elks.  It's a nice one day drive and then moved the next day to Poulsbo RV in Kent WA for Friday through Sunday.   The dealership is managed by Scott.  He took us out for dinner Friday night and provided b'fast lunch and supper Saturday.  Sunday morning was coffee and muffins before we left.  You can see Smokey the second from the right.  Jeff and John are on the left side. 
There were games to play after closing in the showroom.   Sophie one a gift card to  Red Robin in a hot bingo game.  

On Sunday we headed to Whidbey Island where we parked at the Elks lodge.  
We have been to this Island before but never stayed.   Wilbur's main gas tank came from here many years ago and we did stop by the mans house to thank him again for the tank. 
Our favorite beach was close by. 

And in the deception pass area we enjoyed some hikes.