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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A View From My Window

A Place to Rest
A Place to Contemplate
A Place to Read
A Place to Write
A Place to Photograph
A Place to Draw
A Place to Fish
A Place to Swim
A Place to Gather
A Place to Pray

This is one of several benches placed along the Wallowa River within the Wallowa River RV Park located in the small City of Wallowa in N. E. Oregon. A peaceful area with good people and beautiful views.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Road Notes!

We are preparing to leave Wallowa County for the winter. It's a bitter-sweet feeling. We have come to love this area and the Howards, our daughter Heather and her family, live here. That means grandchildren! Leaving the boys is always difficult. But we are traveling to our granddaughter Lyla's house. The most difficult part is when we travel south and don't see the grandchildren for four months. :(

The last few days we prepared the Komfort for winter and it is now parked beside the Howard house. I emptied the cupboards of the canned goods. I usually don't have alot, but this year we stocked it well, then didn't use it all. Today I need to reorganize the Montana cupboards so as much as possible will fit. There have been years when we donated to the local Food Bank. That might be easier!

We will be without electricity for a few days after we leave Wallowa, so I'm doing household chores that need the electric..laundry, vacuum, etc. I'm trying to fit our winter clothes back in the closet. At some point we hope to be like Dwain's Aunt and Uncle. They don't have winter clothing. They are in Wyoming for the summer then Arizona for the winter. They only need a light coat. Because we don't travel south until January, winter clothing is necessary.

Our Montana is scheduled for repair work from when the tire blew a few months ago on Friday so will leave Wallowa early that morning. From there we will start heading west. Must arrive at Lyla's before her first birthday, October 11.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Trip to the Oregon Coast

We decided to use our 26' Komfort on a trip to the north Oregon coast. What was to be a week trip has turned into two.

We attended our 40th high school class reunion the last weekend of August. We stayed at Pacific Campground in Tillamook, Oregon, which is where the reunion was held. This is a nice campground, across Highway 101 from the Tillamook Cheese Factory, with WiFi and laundry facilities. They have a covered picnic area with a fire pit. We were able to camp as a group, some RVs and tents, others stayed with family or in motels. While friends were arriving, our RV became "contact central." Always fun to see how many folks you can squeeze into one small RV. :-)

We spent several days visiting with friends and former neighbors, ending our coastal visit by going inland to LaCenter, Washington visiting our son and family. We had a great two days. Our granddaughter, Lyla, is 11 months old and so much fun. They have a large garden and stocked us with tomatoes, zucchini and corn. How lucky are we? Dwain and Adam worked one day in the yard with projects Adam wanted to complete. I played with Lyla!

While at Adam's, we received word of my cousin Natalie's passing from breast cancer. We were able to return to the coast to spend time with family. Being able to take our little home with us makes it easier than trying to find a place to stay over the Labor Day weekend. We have our bed, closet, kitchen, etc. Nothing to get used's all familiar. Very comforting.

Our little Komfort traveled well. I did notice a leak in one of the overhead cabinets. It is a slow leak and Dwain thinks it may have traveled inside the ceiling to its location. This RV is a nice rig, but has many problems, most of which are not visible.

I had to do laundry as we were only planning to be gone a week. We had our prescriptions transferred and picked them us today. Now we are good to go!

As I write, we are staying in Nehalem, Oregon at Dwain's Dad's place. A few days ago I picked enough blackberries for two pies. There were a few blueberries and huckleberries thrown in for good measure. Not enough to do anything with by themselves. I made one pie and put the rest in the freezer. Blackberry pie is our grandson Patrick's favorite so will bake a pie for him. I also picked a handful of wildflowers. I love having wildflowers on my table.

We are having rain and wind tonight...put up the awning.

Monday we will start our trek back to Wallowa. I'm hoping to convince Dwain to take the "Fruit Loop" in Hood River, Oregon.