A spontaneous stay on the Columbia River

The plan was... after leaving Albany, we had reservations to stay at another Thousand Trails resort in the Sun River/Bend area. We were looking forward to this, we love Bend. We saw that there was a winter storm coming for the mountains between us and our destination, so we chose a southern route, that would …

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Albany, OR… and we pick up our Solar project parts.

After Seattle, we traveled south to Albany, OR, to see Nate's sister Janine and her family. We spent our evenings with them visiting for dinner and seeing the kids. We read bedtime stories and played board games. On one occasion Janine took us to the Historic Albany Carousel. Each animal on the carousel is hand carved, and …

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Sewer, Water, Power. Oh my.

So in Seattle, we've been staying on my folks' property. I've gone over this aspect, but what I haven't covered is that the hookups for our trailer - while "worked", weren't really sufficient for a long term stay. So, one month before our departure - we rolled up our sleeves, donned the frogg toggs (rain …

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Playing, in the Seattle area, Part 2

While we were in Seattle we did a lot of exploring. The following are a few places we visited. We discovered a great place to get a view of Seattle, that was higher than the Space Needle. It cost less, and was much quieter. The Columbia Center tower offers an observation floor, with windows all …

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Playing, in the Seattle area, Part 1

Nate and I have been out and about a lot, in the Seattle area. Do any of you know what Ingress is? https://www.ingress.com/ Ingress is a game, that you play on your mobile device. It's considered AR (Augemented Reality). Ingress was the predecessor to Pokemon Go. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingress_(video_game) In this game, as one of the many …

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Back to Seattle for the holidays and then some: Part 2

Since we've been in Seattle, we've completed a project or two, and we've learned a lot about living full time in our trailer. This trailer, while it's got a great floor plan for full time living, is still lacking in counter space. We fixed this by taking a John Boos cutting board, and turning it …

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Back to Seattle for the holidays and then some: Part 1

After we were at the Oregon Coast, we went back to Boise for a bit. We got some warranty work done on the fifth wheel, and then headed back toward Seattle. On the way there, we spent two weeks in November in Fall City which is near Issaquah. We stayed at Tall Chief RV. It …

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Newport, OR. The Ocean!

After we left Seattle, we headed down to the Newport area for a two week stay at South Beach, OR, at a Thousand Trails RV Park called Whaler's Rest. It, like most other Thousand Trails parks we'd seen recently (when we were in Seattle we took a day and explored several parks), was woodsy, older, …

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Seattle. Projects!

I thought I'd be better at being able to keep up with the blog, but surprisingly, without a job at the moment, I'm busier than ever. It's weird how that works. For the month of September, we stayed in Seattle. My folks have space on their property where they already had an RV pad from …

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Mt. Hood over Labor Day Weekend

We spent some time with the family over Labor Day weekend near Mt. Hood, in Oregon. We were with John and Nancy (Nate's folks) and Janine and Casey (Nate's sister and Brother in Law) and their kids Alexandra and Evan. We stayed at the Mt. Hood Village RV Resort. Here's a link to the Resort's …

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