A day in Seattle, local friends, leaving Gig Harbor

While most of our time in Gig Harbor was spent going back and forth to Vashon Island, we did take a day to drive into Seattle. Did the obligatory fish market and shops on the waterfront, and really had a great time just wandering around. At the end of the day we drove to anContinue reading “A day in Seattle, local friends, leaving Gig Harbor”

On to Gig Harbor and a dog who wanted out from the car

Leaving Portland we planned on a halfway stop at a Thousand Trails RV Park mid-state. But when we got there it was too hilly and spots way too small for our rig. We have found that Thousand Trails in general is not right for us with limited full hook up spaces, no advance space specificContinue reading “On to Gig Harbor and a dog who wanted out from the car”

Eugene, Portland, a sad side trip and on to Gig Harbor

We left LongSword and had to deal with a narrow winding road for about 15 miles before hitting the I-5 north and on to “Premier RV Resorts of Eugene”. Nice place, great site but right near the freeway and we only stayed one night. The on to Portland at Fairview RV Park. The place wasContinue reading “Eugene, Portland, a sad side trip and on to Gig Harbor”

Long Sword Vineyard & finding old friends

Still on our way up to the Seattle area we wanted to try for the first time a program called “Harvest Host”. Once in the program we can use their website to find members that allow us to park our rig overnight for free, but without hookups. Most of these are vineyards, but there areContinue reading “Long Sword Vineyard & finding old friends”

Leaving Reno – Burney Falls

Both sadness and excitement filled us as we left Reno heading to the Pacific Northwest. Sadness to leave behind our family and friends for a while, and excitement for the adventures ahead. Almost at the beginning of our drive just 30 miles north of Reno our check engine light popped on. I immediately pulled overContinue reading “Leaving Reno – Burney Falls”

The GSR in Reno July 2-23 (week 3)

As I have said our time in Reno was very full, and one reason was the fact that July is “Art-Town” in Reno, a month long celebration of art of all types. Steve Rubin, one of our local friends, wrote, produced and starred in a production of “Euthanasia the Musical”. It also featured our talentedContinue reading “The GSR in Reno July 2-23 (week 3)”

The Vasovagal event- July 11

On July 18th Joe, Rich, Dominick Leslie and I went over to the GSR to have dinner at “Cantina”, a nice Mexican restaurant inside the casino. Before dinner we gathered at the coach for cocktails and everyone was having great fun. As I don’t drink I was taking the (legal in Nevada) candy edibles withContinue reading “The Vasovagal event- July 11”

The GSR in Reno July 2 to 23 (week 1)

We moved down to the RV Park next to the Grand Sierra Resort (a local hotel/casino) because we had a series of friends coming to visit us who stayed there and we could walk back and forth easily. Lots of activities those 3 weeks including: dinner at PF Changs with Roy and Jean Lassiter (3Continue reading “The GSR in Reno July 2 to 23 (week 1)”