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2019

January 2019 - June 2020
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  • Day366

    December 27-Jan 1

    January 1 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 63 °F

    We had a beautiful drive back to Desert Hot Springs. Thursday night was spent in Willows, CA where we had scrumptious tacos at Elenita's, a wonderful family owned restaurant we highly recommend.
    https://m.facebook.com/Elenitas239/
    Friday we headed over Tejon pass, aka the Grapevine, which was closed due to snow the day before. Google maps suggested a detour off I 5 to hwy 138 to 15, very pretty until we hit holiday traffic and folks parked along the side of the road to play in the snow. A long travel day to say the least.
    This was the first New Year's Eve I've not celebrated with my extended family. It was definitely quieter with far less food consumed. We had a great morning of pickleball New Year's Day followed by the Rose Bowl and a late lunch at Mario's with Jim, Angie & Steve.
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  • Day360

    December 22-26

    December 26, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 39 °F

    We've hosted our annual Christmas Eve Dinner at Auntie Aki and Uncle Kay's since becoming full time RVers. Randy's smoked ribs were delicious as were Marcia's mac & cheese and collard greens. Dessert was provided by Dave, Kelsie and Marcia. A full on southern feast was enjoyed by our family.
    We spent Christmas morning at Randy's mom and dad's. Sharon prepared a yummy brunch then we exchanged gifts and played cards into the early afternoon.
    Back to Kay and Aki's for Marcia's clam feast, steamed and fried and Sally's caesar salad.
    Thursday we took Kelsie to Giuseppe's for lunch then dropped off a pizza at Kyle's as he had to work. Later that evening Mark and Lynette dropped by for a visit.
    As always we had a wonderful time returning to Oregon for the holidays. Many thanks to Aki and Kay for hosting us.
    We return to Cat Spa in Desert Hot Springs tomorrow...wish us luck over the mountain passes. 🤞
    Randy and I hope that all of our friends and family had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a happy, healthy 2020! 🎉🥂
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  • Day355

    December 16-21

    December 21, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 46 °F

    Monday's weather was perfect for our annual Magnesia Falls Canyon hike with Pattie and Marc. My cousin Steve joined us as well. We didn't spot big horn sheep but still managed to have a wonderful day.
    We helped Jim and Angie decorate their golf cart then enjoyed the golf cart parade of lights followed by hot chocolate in the lower clubhouse.
    With snow forecasted for the Siskiyous on Sunday we decided to begin our journey back to Oregon, to celebrate Christmas with family, a day early. We had an uneventful, though long drive, with an overnight stop in Willows, CA with detours at the Olive Pit,https://www.olivepit.com/mobile/ Rogue Creamery http://www.roguecreamery.com/store/and Lillie Belle Chocolates http://www.lilliebellefarms.com/ for some last minute Christmas gifts. Saturday afternoon we arrived at Auntie Aki and Uncle Kay's in Milwaukie, OR where we'll be staying the next 6 nights.
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  • Day350

    December 9-15

    December 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    Another week of sunshine and pickleball. Monday we hosted happy hour. Thursday evening we shopped, walked and ate our way through the Village Fest in Palm Springs. http://villagefest.org/
    Friday we went to dinner with Jim & Angie at Bill's Pizza before enjoying "Wildlights" at the Living Desert Zoo. https://www.livingdesert.org/events-and-tours/signature-events/wildlights/
    Tonight Jim & Joy had us over for a delicious salmon dinner. Thanks so much for your friendship and hospitality.
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  • Day342

    December 2-8

    December 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Randy and I have had a good week easing back into snowbird mode. We've been playing pickleball almost everyday; relaxing in the hot spring spa and pool; connecting with old friends and meeting new; dining at Tony's Burgers, where they also have fabulous fish tacos; and sampling tamales at the Indio Tamale Festival. https://www.tamalefestival.net/general-informationRead more

  • Day335

    Nov 29-Dec 1

    December 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 55 °F

    We hit the road for our migration to warmer weather at 6:45am Friday, taking advantage of the 24 hour window of opportunity to cross over the Siskiyous and Shasta before the next snowfall. Our first night was spent at Rolling Hills Casino RV Park then south through olive and citrus orchards to The Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield, California.
    http://orangegrovervpark.com/
    We battled high winds coming over Tahachapi Pass and a bit of traffic over Cajon Pass and through San Bernardino but all in all a good final leg into Desert Hot Springs. We ended our day with a delicious dinner at Felipe's with Jim & Angie and Joy, Jim & Jessie. It's good to be back at Cat Spa where we'll be through January. https://www.catalinasparvresort.com/
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  • Day332

    November 3-28

    November 28, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 39 °F

    We've kept busy the last 25 days taking relatives and ourselves to medical and dental appointments;
    visiting friends; dining out; celebrating my fil's 83rd birthday which was also my in law's 65th wedding anniversary; and of course gathering with family for Thanksgiving which coincided with my sister Marcia &
    Auntie Aki's birthdays.🦃🎂 It was great seeing cousin Matthew and his wife Chay who drove all the way from Reno, Nevada.
    Tomorrow we begin our annual migration south to Catalina Spa and RV Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California. 🌞🌴🌵
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  • Day306

    October 27-November 2

    November 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 54 °F

    Last Sunday we arrived at Seaside RV Resort where we enjoyed a week of near perfect fall weather. 🌞🍁🎃
    We spent our time meeting new friends and playing pickleball with the North Coast Pickleball Club http://northcoastpickleball.org/; dining on albacore Tuna fish and chips at Grizzly Tuna https://m.facebook.com/Grizzly Tuna and the Bowpicker https://bowpicker.com/; breakfast ing at the Lazy Susan Cafe (perfect poached eggs). https://www.thelazysusancafe.com/; sampling homemade ice cream at the Chocolate Cafe in Cannon Beach, Zingers https://www.zingershomemadeicecream.com/ and Frite and Scoop https://www.friteandscoop.com/; imbibing bloody mary's at the Big Kahuna and riding our bikes around Seaside and Astoria.
    Tomorrow we return to our home base in Boring, where we'll remain until we migrate south for the winter at the end of the month.
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  • Day299

    October 20-26

    October 26, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 54 °F

    We spent last Sunday and Monday night at the service center in Coburg while they refinished the cabinet that was damaged during the microwave/convection oven installation last month. We shampooed and clipped Kuma at Suds em Yourself and bought produce at Harry's Berries.
    Tuesday and Wednesday was spent boondocking at Spirit Mountain Casino. Wednesday we played pickleball at Dorchester Park in Lincoln City before Dean & Lesa arrived. Deaned mixed up his famous martinis before we had dinner at the Casino sports bar where they serve a killer burger.
    Thursday we headed to Sea & Sand RV Park. https://seaandsandrvpark.com/
    After a beach walk we enjoyed a delicious dinner at Lesa & Dean's.
    Friday we had lunch at the Horn Public House, strolled Depoe Bay, shuffleboard at the Salishack Tavern in Gleneden Beach then back to our place for dinner and singing along to vintage music videos.
    Saturday we enjoyed the best pizza to be had on the Oregon coast, if not the whole state, at the Tide Pool Pub before taking a long walk on the beach.
    As always we had a wonderful time during our annual beach trip with Dean and Lesa.
    On to Seaside for seven nights.
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  • Day292

    October 12-19

    October 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 48 °F

    We had a lovely drive back to our home base then enjoyed a delicious birthday dinner prepared by my MIL, Sharon. The pumpkin mousse was especially yummy. Sunday was spent celebrating my birthday with family. Lunch at Thien Hong for the best pepper salted squid bar none and Kelsie's short bread thumbprint cookies.😋❤️ https://www.10best.com/destinations/oregon/portland/northeast-portland/restaurants/thien-hong/
    We ended the afternoon attending an excellent production of West Side Story at the Delores Winningstad Theater.
    https://www.portland5.com/winningstad-theatre/events/west-side-story
    Today we head to Coburg followed by Spirit Mt Casino then Sea and Sand RV Park.
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