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  • Day20

    Final Entry for this Trip

    April 20, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    It was an exciting three weeks with a lot of great family time. It is always great to be able to visit with the family members and get updates on what is happening with everyone. Suzi and I are truly blessed to have wonderful kids, grandkids and great grandkids and spending time with them is always the best thing in life.

    We traveled over 2,300 miles with only a couple of minor problems. We also identified some minor issues with the motor home that need to be resolved before our next trip in June.

    I was surprised to find that I had lost 3 lbs during the trip. I would have sworn I gained weight. Maybe it was just the lack of gym time that made me think I would gain not lose.

    Traveling in Mighty Mo sure makes life better for us. Suzi and I will never make long trips any other way (except flying first class of course). We have some great memories from this trip and I am looking forward to making many more good memories in the future.
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  • Day19

    Washougal, WA - Finally home again!!

    April 19, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We had an easy trip from Yreka to Eugene, where we spent the night and had a chance to visit with my Nephew, John.

    We started off today with a tour of Marathon Motor Homes where John works. These are some really impressive motor coaches with an amazing number of features. It was a very interesting tour.

    Leaving Eugene we had an easy drive home, with only a little bit of traffic in Portland to deal with.

    It has been a wonderful trip but I am looking forward to sleeping in our home bed tonight. Life is good.
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  • Day17

    Yreka on Tuesday

    April 17, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    We had a nice breakfast before getting on the road home. Our trip up I-5 had to include a stop at the Olive Pit. After browsing the store for an hour and getting some great balsamic vinegar and olive tapenade (and eating lots of samples) we completed our trip to Yreka.

    Checked in to a nice RV Park for the evening and had everything set up quickly. We plan on a quiet night here, and a couple of more easy days on the way home.
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  • Day17

    Folsom - Monday with Friends

    April 17, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    An easy drive on Monday from Pleasanton to Folsom. We wanted to spend some time with our friends here in Folsom.

    We made several stops and still arrived before our friends got off work. We had a nice evening of visiting and catching up on the happenings of everybody. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner of chicken tostadas prepared by our hostess, Earlynn.

    The remainder of the evening was spent just laughing and enjoying the company of friends. Unfortunately, they had to work on Tuesday, so it was a pretty early evening for us.
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  • Day16

    Pleasanton Sunday Family Day

    April 16, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    We had a nice day for visiting with the family. Two of Suzi's granddaughters and three of the great grandchildren were able to make the visit. Missed seeing one more granddaughter and her three children because of illness.

    Had a great time getting caught up on all of the activities of the family. Suzi taught the great granddaughters how to play a dice game called "Farkle". It is the kind of game that allows a lot of visiting and laughter.

    Everyone left before the weather changed, a rain storm rolled in and cooled everything off. Low of 40 last night. Felt like we were back home with the rain and cold weather.
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  • Day15

    Pleasanton for the Weekend

    April 15, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We drove from Bakersfield to Pleasanton on Saturday, getting on the road around 10 am. A couple of stops delayed our arrival and we did not get to the RV park until almost 5 PM. Suzi's grandkids and great grandkids were supposed to visit, but due to our delayed arrival, they decided to wait until Sunday morning to come and visit. The weather was cool Saturday night, with a low of 49, so I had to get up and turn on some heat about 4 am on Sunday morning.Read more

  • Day15

    Bakersfield on Friday the 13th

    April 15, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We made it too Bakersfield with any trouble on Friday. We found a nice RV Park in downtown called Riverrun RV Park, where we spent the night. A quiet evening made for a pleasant travel day.

  • Day15

    April 8 through 12 Final days in Vegas

    April 15, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    I woke up Sunday morning with a head cold and some chest congestion. It seems to be going around. Eric, Dawn, Logan and Kegan are also dealing with the same thing.

    Sunday was a good day that started with the family gathering for French Toast, Sausage and Eggs breakfast, The morning was topped off with another birthday cake, This one was for my name sake, Marc's youngest boy, Timmy, whose birthday is April 21st. We wanted to celebrate early so the whole family could share in the celebration.

    Robert and Aurora had to head home, as Robert had to work on Monday. A lot of time was spent with goodbyes all around.

    The rest of the family spent the day with a variety of activities. Marc took his family to Sea Quest in Las Vegas. I begged off from the family time due to the heat and not wanting to leave Suzi alone in case she needed help with anything.

    Marc brought back pizza for dinner, and well all gathered at the Motorhome to enjoy some more family time. Suzi managed to get up and dressed, although the pain was extreme and to spend some time with the family.

    We said our goodbyes to Robin and Jordan as they were flying out the next day and we would not see them again before they left.

    Monday was spent getting Marc packed up and on the road home. He was taking to the family to the Grand Canyon on the way. After Marc and family left, I helped Eric hook up his trailer as he was taking it back to storage. By the end of the day, it was just Suzi and I left in the park.

    As neither of us were feeling very well, (Suzi came down with a cold also), we pretty much hibernated on Tuesday. We were scheduled to leave on Wednesday, but Mother Nature had other plans. High winds on Wednesday and Thursday kept us off the road and delayed our departure until Friday morning. Because of the high winds and high temps, we stayed hunkered down in air conditioned comfort for two more days.
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  • Day15

    April 7th - Let the party begin

    April 15, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Well the day did not start as planned. Suzi slipped and injured her back late Friday night, so we started the day with a trip to the ER to get her looked over. Fortunately, there were not broken bones, just some bruising and very sore muscles.

    The trip to the ER kept her away from the party until after 4 pm. Our friend, Maudie, who was in town for the party, kept Suzi company and brought her back to the Air Base when she was released from the ER.

    I, on the other had, spent the entire day celebrating at my party with family and friends. It was a great day of laughter, love and sharing. I was especially grateful for my brother Steve and Alayne to have made the trip up from New Mexico to be in Las Vegas for my birthday.

    It was certainly a special day for me. Although some of the family and friends that were scheduled to attend did not make it, I felt their presence in spirit and enjoyed the day.
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  • Day15

    April 6th Friday before the party.

    April 15, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Another busy day. Eric and I went to the Commissary to get the food for the party. It was not a cheap visit, but we made sure there was going to be plenty of food for everyone.

    The rest of the day was spent visiting with family and getting caught up on everyone's comings and goings. We all gathered around Eric's campsite for an easy dinner of Burgers and Hot Dogs. It was a great family gathering and I enjoyed spending time with all of my kids.Read more

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