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The Oregon Coast Change Of Plans And A Cancelled Whale Watching Tour!

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The Oregon Coast Change Of Plans And A Cancelled Whale Watching Tour! One of the luxuries of travel as a retired person is the ability to change plans. Our original plan was to spend the entire week in the town of Florence on the Oregon Coast. After the 4th night of almost no sleep for […]

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Racing Over The Dunes At 60 MPH!

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Racing Over The Dunes At 60 MPH! Want a little adventure? Try racing over the dunes at 60 mph! An adrenaline filled adventure which will, for me, always be the best part of Florence, Oregon. Sign me up for the repeat run! Our grown kids and grandkids that have been to Florence all told us, […]

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Saturday Night 100 Degrees At The Track!

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Saturday Night 100 Degrees At The Track! What better place to be when it’s 100 degrees than an asphalt racetrack? One of our grandsons races go-karts so yes, we gladly will spend the night at the track to see and support him. Now in his 4th year of racing we’ve become pretty familiar with the […]

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More Great and Crazy Sights We See In Our RV Travels

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More Great and Crazy Sights We See In Our RV Travels NoniKay and I get hours of windshield time and have more and more crazy sights we see in our RV travels.  This year has been Arizona to Montana to Washington and lots of points in between.  Here are my observations of other drivers.  After 30 […]

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Missing High Top Shoes And Dresses With Bustles

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Missing High Top Shoes And Dresses With Bustles As I exited the truck my first thought was, “the only thing missing is the high top shoes and dresses with bustles.” We were in Roslyn, Washington. Tiny Roslyn sits in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range and is home to under 1,000 people. For such […]

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Looking Back On Memories Of Southwest Washington

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Looking Back On Memories Of Southwest Washington I spent some time yesterday looking back on memories of Southwest Washington, my childhood home. Childhood perceptions are remarkably different than the reality we see through our adult eyes. Raised on a dairy farm in southwest Washington for the first 13 years of my life, I attended a […]

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The Lives And Stories Of Old Barns

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The Lives And Stories Of Old Barns The lives and stories of old barns intrigue me and as we travel old barns  catch my eye. Possibly this is because I grew up on a dairy farm and spent a good many hours in the barn as a kid. Although there was no shortage of work […]

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Ultimate Destination? Glacier National Park! Memorial Day Weekend

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Our Ultimate Destination? Glacier National Park Memorial Day Weekend! We made it! Glacier National Park, our ultimate destination for the Memorial Day Weekend. Breathtaking doesn’t even begin to describe the majestic views to be seen from every angle. This was the first visit to this particular park for both The Husband and I. We were […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Wanderlust Means Let’s Head For Montana

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Memorial Day Weekend Wanderlust Means Let’s Head For Montana It was Memorial Day weekend and I had the wanderlust pretty bad so that means let’s head for Montana, right?? . had been on our radar screen for some time so I asked The Husband how he felt about a trip to Montana for a few […]

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Things I Would NOT Miss About The Fulltime RV Life!

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Things I Would NOT Miss About The Fulltime RV Life! Does anyone ever discuss the things they would NOT miss about the fulltime RV life? In the past 5 years since we started researching and ultimately living the fulltime lifestyle I’ve noticed there are many singing the praises of the fulltime RV lifestyle. Don’t get me […]

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