Our Travel Blog – 2014

This is a collection of posts from our travels during 2014.

We hope you enjoy them.

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One of my room mates when I first went to college could sing, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", in a deep baritone, and with such feeling, it would ...
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San Francisco locals and visitors alike flock to the the Dickens Christmas Fair during December every year, just to get in the mood for Christmas. Carolers, real Toy Soldiers, and ...
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Jo made apricot-almond muffins early Thanksgiving morning. While enjoying them warm from the oven, we decided to break with tradition and postpone our main Thanksgiving meal until evening, so we ...

    The beautiful Sundial Bridge will probably always be the first thing we think of as we remember Redding California. Not only a thing of beauty and amazement, this ...
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October 31, 2014 Redding Living We began our Redding Living with bright blue skies and temperatures in the low 70’s, a welcome respite after spending our last few days in ...

California Travel California travel is not something either of us had ever even considered. We thought, “Lots of people, smog, traffic”, Who needs it? Jo said yesterday, “If you had ...
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October 13, 2014 During our month here at Dexter Shores RV Park, we have been privileged to be able to watch the University of Oregon’s Rowing Teams practice here on Dexter Lake ...
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With reports coming in of peak color in Willamette National Forest, we decided to take a drive in the direction of Sisters, Oregon which is on the eastern edge of ...
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October 5, 2014 This part of Oregon has an abundance of Covered Bridges. We have visited seven within just a few miles of our RV park. The last one we ...

  Oregon Travel – Willamette Valley With Oregon travel reports coming in of peak color in Willamett National Forest, we decided to take a drive in the direction of Sisters, ...
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September 28, 2014 We got a little side-tracked on the aforementioned “covered bridge tour”. Surprise ! Getting side-tracked on our little trips happens so often, the most common “surprise” might ...

Badlands Our first visit to the South Dakota Badlands brought us both familiar and unfamiliar scenes. As expected, “bad” is in the eye of the beholder. At this time of ...
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September 20, 2014 Mouth of the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon Astoria Column Sits on top of the highest hill overlooking the city and the river. Mural is etched into ...
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September 20, 2014 Entering the Columbia River Gorge View into the fish ladder at Bonneville Dam Fish ladder from above Windsurfer’s Paradise –  It is always windy in this part ...

  Oregon Beaches Today we learned that Oregon beaches often have “Coastal Fog”. We had been planning a trip to the Oregon Coast for the past couple of weeks. Today ...

  As we set out to travel Oregon we found beautiful Oregon beaches, mountain vistas, deep forests, waterfalls and many more wonderful sights.  We spent six fantastic weeks in this beautiful state, staying the first two ...
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We walked along a nice path to an overlook above the beach.At the end of the path we had a great view of North Head Lighthouse.
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The world class artisan, Dale Chihuly designed and directed the construction of this magnificent exhibition hall and gardens.
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Rolling into Washington, my only expectation was to see Mt Rainier rising from the plains, towering over everything, as depicted by often seen photos. I also thought that maybe we ...

  Our Mt St Helens Visit The University of Washington completed their system of seismometers at Mt St Helens, and all along the Cascade volcanos, to measure earthquake activity.  The system went online ...

Mt Rainier Experiencing Mt Rainier One turn of the road with Mt Rainier coming into view, almost blew us both away. Instantly the peak changed in our perspective from something ...

Anticipating Washington camping, my only expectation was to see Mt Rainier rising from the plains, towering over everything, as depicted by often seen photos. I also thought that maybe we could ...
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Jo needed to drop off a package at the post office and then she thought she would stop at the grocery store for a few things she needed to bake ...
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Short Hike to Copper FallsAugust 23, 2014 Today we took a leisurely hike into the Idaho Panhandle National forest about a mile from the Canadian border. The air was crisp and clean, ...
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  The International Selkirk Loop Haze, smog, smoke….call it what you will, but it persists in the Northwest. People in Idaho and Washington say the smoke from Canadian wildfires is really messing up ...
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Favorite Campgrounds A list of favorite campgrounds takes time to develop. To actually form a favorite, you really have to visit it. Since we have only been full-timers for a ...
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First Look at Idaho   Friends, Sharon and Jerry arrived a day after us, and since then, we have only stopped laughing and clowning around a couple of times to ...
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Idaho Camping Never having done any Idaho camping, we were looking forward to visiting the state, and checking out some of it’s campgrounds. We had heard quite a lot about ...
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