Saturday, October 31, 2009
Second happy is "Happy Anniversary" to us..we got engaged on Halloween in 1980..29 years ago..where has the time gone!!!!..and what the heck were we thinking????..grow old with me..the best is yet to be!!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Back in the truck and we made the return trip to Costco to pick up his phone and then it was off to Ikea..I know we are glutton's for punishment..I was on the hunt for a new duvet cover..and where better than the infamous 'Swedish Walmart'.
It was now 3:30 and we are both tired and would love to go home and take a nap..but no- more chores..bought some new light bulbs..the new enery efficient kind..tried to replace an old one with the new one..the old one broke, exploded..blew the breaker..glass everywhere..disaster??
Will this day ever end..now it's time to make dinner, and lunches for work tommorrow..We are heading back to work for a rest!!..maybe next weekend will be a restful one???
As the rain is coming down and the wind is blowing ..I am thinking of our friends, Robbie and Bob..in Puerto Vallarta.. in the sunshine- sun and sand and a mango vallarta sounds pretty darn good!!..have one or two for us.!!!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Our 2009 "camping" season has come to an end for this year..we will be emptying out FREEWAY in the next couple of weeks and the water will be drained from the tanks, the lines blown out and the anti-freeze added...
It is a sad time for us even though we have our great memories of 2009 to keep with us until 2010....we are already looking forward to next year!
We headed towards the Fraser Valley and into the town of Chilliwack..to the home of the Hergotts..Tucker's mom and sister live here...Sara and Emma...the three had a great time playing..running on the grass, chasing the chickens..catching the ball..well Tucker hogged the ball but what else is new!!
Friday, October 23, 2009
It is a wet and rainy morning here ...and we have no real set plans for the weekend..just going to hang out around home and do our usual weekend stuff!!..don't be jealous..I know our life is so exciting!!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Yesterday seemed to be a day for sad stories..one getting worse than the other..Doug mentioned about a homeless man who "hangs around the Mc Donalds" on Annacis Island..he is there every day..just "hangin around"..and every day like clock work, Jade (an employee that works with Doug) goes in a buys three coffees...one for himself , Doug and the homeless man..and often there is a warm apple pies to go along with the coffee.....a kind heart, Jade has..for a young man he has an old soul..to be so giving at such a young age is a trait to be proud of.
Story number two...Tucker has a dog park buddy named, Charlie..a beautiful golden retriever who's mom and dad, after 26 years working for the same company have now lost their jobs and are thinking they may have to find Charlie a new home...they work where they live and along with losing their jobs they will also have to find a new place to live..
And number three is Emme..Tucker's girlfriend....she is at the vet's..been there since Tuesday night..they are not too sure what is going on with her....we can only hope that all will be fine with her...
So, in closing I have come to realize that things could be worse..we could be homeless, jobless or unwell...be thankful for what you have because you never know when it could be gone...
Life is a coin, you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Not that our life is so bad....it could be better!! We can hope for some major changes in the near future..but for now we will plug away and be happy with what we have!! Our glass is half full -not half empty!!!
Today is a gift that is why it is called the 'present'.
Monday, October 19, 2009
We had not seen them since July, when we were in Port Orford so it was great to catch up right where we left off.....we got our geo-caching lesson and we now have 24 logged in our little book..pretty good for a bunch of newbies!!!
People will forget what you did,
But they will never forget how you made them feel...
Don't make someone a priority if they only make you an option!!
Also..don't worry about people from your past ..there is a reason they did not make it to your future!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Today was our last day in Sequim. We woke to cloudy skies but at least there was no rain.!!
We had our breakfast at the hotel. After we checked out, we headed over to the RV park to get Gordon and Juanita to we could have our geo-caching lesson...and a great lesson it was!!
We had great success today and managed to find seven caches in total with a fair bit of help from the experts..our total is now 24!!..
We can hope that we are now back on the right track and with the GPS in hand we will have more success when we try again on our own!!
safe travels to them as they head to their winter resting place of Port Orford...till we meet again!!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
We left early this morning..530 am. Big Dawg is back out on the open road..no FREEWAY..and no TUCKER (Kennel for him..first time ever..we can only hope that it will go well)
We are heading towards Sequim, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula..231 kilometers from home ...about 4 hours and one short ferry ride.
We are meeting up with our RV'ing friends, Gordon and Juanita. They are staying at the Gilgal RV Park in Sequim.
This will more than likely be the last time we can see
them for at least a year so we made a 'run for the border'. The rain is very heavy and the wipers are going 'a mile a minute'..not a great travel morning but off we go!!
Our trip today takes us through the border at the Douglas Border Crossing, into the town of Blaine and south on the I-5 to exit 230-Anacortes. Then along the WA-20 travelling west through the Whidbey Island area, crossing over the Deception Pass Bridge and through the little town of Coupville.
Our plan this morning was to catch the 8:45 am ferry from the small town of Keystone, Washington...and we had no reservations so we were hoping we would not have to wait for the next sailing. This ferry will take us to Port Townsend.
After the short ferry ride we were back on the WA-20 heading west out of the town of Port Townsend towards the US-101 W and our destination of the town of Sequim.
We arrived at about 10:00 am at Gilgal RV Park and we were greeted warmly by our Texas friends..it has only been a few months since we have seen these fine folks and the conversations just picked up where we left off in Port Orford in July!!
Juanita made us a lovely lunch of cold cut sandwiches, pasta salad and "homemade halloween cookies"..delicious!!!
After lunch we headed over to our motel..THE ECONOLODGE.located directly in front of the Gilgal Rv park..we checked into our room with every intention of having a nap but the sun came out and we could not resist doing some geo-caching in this tourist town!!!..why waste a perfectly good afternoon sleeping!!??..there is so many geo-caches and we have so little time!!..we can sleep later!!
We had some luck with the geo-caching.. getting two finds..that is now a total of 17 since we started!!...
one day we will have as many as the 'wiseman'...their count is 285!!..we have a long way to go before we catch up to them!!
After the geo-caching adventures it was off to dinner at Jeremiah's BBQ restaurant!!..
another great recommendation..the food was yummy ..we chose the pork-pulled sandwiches
and the peach cobbler for dessert... the great conversation continued!!!..
bring on the Nk'mip wine and our lovely day came to a close!!!
More geo-caching adventures tomorrow with the mentors along ..we should have some luck!!!
stay tuned for more from Big Dawg and Mumzilla..the geo-caching newbies!!