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Quincy WA – A Tiny Spot On The Map, A Hive Of Activity

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Quincy WA – A Tiny Spot On The Map, A Hive Of Activity A tiny spot on the map, smack dab in the middle of WA State, Quincy becomes a hive of activity in the fall each year. Quincy is home to two very different types of “farming.” One agricultural, the other, data centers or […]

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Exploring Lake Coeur D’Alene Via The Mish-an-Nock

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Exploring Lake Coeur D’Alene Via The Mish-an-Nock Lake cruises have been redeemed after exploring Lake Coeur D’Alene Via The Mish-an-Nock. Labor Day weekend found us cruising Lake Coeur D’Alene on board the Mish-an-Nock. Just one of the fleet of cruise boats owned and operated by Lake Coeur D’Alene Cruises, the Mish-an-Nock is 107 ft of well […]

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What’s Good About Spokane WA? So Much!

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What’s Good About Spokane WA? So Much! Why did we choose Spokane WA as our base? What’s good about Spokane? Turns out there is so much good about Spokane. A big little city, it is just the right size. It offers all the amenities of larger metropolitan areas while still retaining the feel of a […]

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Unpacking? Exploring Chelan? No Contest!!

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Unpacking? Or Exploring Chelan? No Contest! More unpacking into Little House? Or exploring Chelan with The Cousins? No Contest, it’s an easy choice. I’m always up for a trip. Unpacking can wait a day or three. Chelan it is. Wine tasting. Lady of the Lake. Campbell’s Resort. Decision made. Off we went for 3 days […]

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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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