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Olympia

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  • Day2

    Olympia Washington USA

    October 5, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Moin, Moin,heute war endlich die erste Etappe unserer USA-Radtour.Am Freitag angekommen, am Samstag Space Needle in Seattle und heut morgen dann mit unserem unanständig großen "GMC- Yukon XL" von meiner Frau bis nach Olympia gebracht worden. Das Ziel war das rund 110 km entfernte Grayland. Nach 13 km dann gleich die erste Panne. Die überall herumliegenden Steine auf dem zu befahrenden Teil der Straße verursachten einen Reifenplatzer. Das blieb aber das einzige Problem des ganzen Tages. Der Rest war einfach klasse. Strahlender Sonnenschein bei 20°C, Rückenwind, freundliche Autofahrer und reichlich Kraft in den Beinen. So darf es weitergehen. Unsere Unterkunft das "Walsh Beach Motel" hat einen eigenen Zugang zum Strand und besteht aus einzelnen Cottages. Das Dehnprogramm zur Entspannung haben wir bei Sonnenuntergang am Strand durchgeführt. Abends waren wir dann noch in einem schicken Restaurant Seafood essen.Morgen dann Informationen zur 2. Etappe.Read more

  • Day37

    Mt. Rainier besteigen

    September 27, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Welch ein wunderschöner Tag. Morgens ohne alles um halb acht losgefahren. Kamen an einem Tribal Center vorbei, ich habe mich umgeschaut. Im Restroom musste man als Code mein Geburtsjahr eingeben. Ich war gerührt. Hier wurde alles verwaltet von den Nisquelas.. Jedenfalls wollte ich oft stoppen, wie üblich, soviel interessantes. Am Mt. Rainier kamen wir um ca. 12 Uhr an, erkundigten uns nach dem richtigen Trail, wegen Schnee seien gute Schuhe wichtig, Stöcke nahmen wir auch mit, das war sehr nötig. Der Skylooptrail war ca. 7 km mit 1700 feet und auf 2400 ist das schon anstrengend, es ging auch höher auf den Highskytrail, unendlich der Trail, wir brauchten ca. 5 Std. 3 wären das Minimum. Es war ein herrlicher Tag und Andreas bereute nicht sich doch so umentschieden zu haben. In der Paradiese Lodge lernten wir ein Paar , Lehrer im Ruhestand kennen. Er war auf Krebstherpie in der Nähe, hatte sie abgebrochen, zu hart. Ich wünschte ihm Gottes Heilung, da stellte sich raus, das sie den ganzen Tag im Gebet seinen und Gott freue sich über unsere Freude. Ja, ich freue mich hier so oft, huste manchmal vor Begeisterung. Gottes Schöpfung ist so gewaltig!
    Wie zur fetten Bestätigung erhielten wir hier oben in der Obersten Etage im 8. Stock eines altehrwürdigen Hotels in Olympia am Capitol ein High Society Zimmer, wieder 2 Riesenbetten und Comfort, unsere Preisklasse hatte kein Zimmer mehr übrig. Welch ein Segen nach der Zeltnacht. Aber gefroren haben wir nicht, nur es war abschüssig leicht und mein neuer Schlafsack ist ätzend, 190 lang und alles Kunststoff, da schwitze ich drin und es atmet mir nicht genug. In der Quinault Lodge gab es kein Internet.
    Mit Wasser ist man hier auch sorgsamer . Nur viel Plastik gibt es. Ist praktisch, aber nicht gut. Wir kamen erst 21 Uhr hier an, gleich Mitternacht.
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  • Day10

    Olympia State Capitol

    July 25, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We wound down Mt. Rainier from Paradise to the visitors centre at Longmire for another stamp. But the mountain remained a feature of the entire day, being visible from our morning in Packwood right up to our sunset in Seattle.

    Driving through national and state parks and forests, we headed for a brief detour to Olympia to visit the state Capitol building. The huge rotunda and marker directly underneath resonates of Congress in DC, and we spent some time visiting the two chambers of the government building, as well as the State Supreme Court opposite, before heading for our final destination of Seattle.
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  • Day1

    Ready or not!

    April 18, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    OK, I know we did this before ... now how do you create a new trip in FindPenguins? But ... DAGNABBIT! I DID create a trip ... but it's not showing up! Heyyyy ... that new post was supposed to be added to the NEW TRIP, but it got added to the OLD trip! And I can't THINK because I'm really feeling disorganized!! And the house isn't clean yet. And the HOUSESITTERS are coming tomorrow!! What?! What happened to my TRIP!!?!! Where's my post???!! GORRRRRRRDON ... I NEED HELP!!Read more

    It's NOT showing up! Safe travels. Look forward to hearing about your new adventures.

    4/18/16Reply

    Here it is!!!!

    4/18/16Reply
    Stephanie Eldringhoff

    I love it - panic before leaving. Have a great trip. I hope I can figure out how to keep track of you as you travel - it will require me remembering the pass work I just set up. Golly, I am in trouble already.

    4/18/16Reply
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  • Day1

    Where the heart is

    October 28, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 63 °F

    Where the Heart Is

    Many of you know the story already. Our house sold so quickly we don't have a place to move to. We're psyched!!

    Forty years in the same place ... the same HOUSE!! We raised our wonderful son. We had about 5 careers between us. We started and ran a business for over 25 years. We helped Gordon's parents through their last years. We retired.

    We decided we are ready for a change. NOW. While we are still able. No home? No problem. Because we know: home is where the heart is.

    Movers are cleaning out the house on Thursday, November 3, at which point we take off in our beloved geezer-mobile. First, we head south for some sun and winter heat. And this time really, truly we're SURE we can SLOW THE HECK DOWN!!

    We'll keep you posted. Thanks for visiting. We love it that we can take you along with us in this way.
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    Mark Foard

    This sounds like a great adventure. Best wishes to you both.

    10/28/16Reply
    Annanaomi Sams

    Oh! Best wishes for each day!

    10/28/16Reply
    Geezers in Paradise

    Thanks so much AnnaNaomi and Mark.

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  • Day2

    Departure Day

    April 19, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 57 °F

    How exciting!! Six of you managed to comment on yesterday's post, and more sent emails. NOW I'm getting in the spirit. We leave today and will try to post every day.

    As far as planned itinerary goes, the first place we talked about was Canada … but family plans required that we leave too early to be sure of the weather. So we changed our destination to Montana/Wyoming/South Dakota … but then we worried about maybe the weather wouldn’t cooperate there either, so we started thinking mayyyyyybe Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona …. but then, we started thinking if we’re considering the Southwest, then mayyyyyyybe we should go to Florida which is conspicuously missing on our geezer-mobile map. Gordon said he would not be surprised to find that we end up in someplace we haven't even discussed.

    The general plan for the coming week is to head for Wyoming. It appears that if we are lucky, we will be moving just one jump ahead of the rain. Plans for where to spend tonight are still in flux. I suggested perhaps we just need to get a pet ladybug, toss her on a map and see which direction she goes. But what if she just flies away?

    Stay tuned.
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    Jim Dykstra

    Let me know if you decide to swing toward the DC area. I was sorry to miss you the last time you got nearby. Enjoy your travels!!

    4/19/16Reply
    Geezers in Paradise

    At this point ANYthing is possible!!

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  • Day1

    Ready, set ...

    August 23, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 57 °F

    Just a week til we leave on our cross-country trip via the southern route. Our plan is to make a bee-line to Atlanta to visit Heather's family. From there, we plan to head north to check out the two Carolinas, and possibly a few points further north. We will then meander across the southern US, aiming to be back home by December.

    So that's the plan, but life is what happens while you're making plans. Our plan for this blog is to keep it a short and SIMPLE log of our adventures so you can follow along, and we can jog our increasingly geezerly memories in the future.

    Getting excited ...
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    Have a wonderful adventure!

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  • Day7

    Holy moly that's a lot of containers!

    November 3, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 61 °F

    And they say they will all be full. And the big stuff is in the other truck.

    Gordon finds a job they will let him do. He is quite cheerful.

    OH MY!

    11/4/16Reply
    Rosemary Engle

    Yes, all the stuff does expand! Has lots of packing materials around it all. Good job lady and gent - surviving moving day. Moving forward...ha ha.

    11/4/16Reply

    Amazing how it all adds up.

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  • Day7

    Waiting for the movers

    November 3, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 45 °F

    Gordon and I MIGHT have sampled the snacks and coffee to make sure they were ok.

    Bonnie Benedict

    You need to make sure everything is good. I HOPE you sampled everything.

    11/3/16Reply
    Bonnie Benedict

    And...I'd love to see photos of the basement cleaned out!

    11/3/16Reply
    Annanaomi Sams

    That's pretty thoughtful!

    11/3/16Reply
    Geezers in Paradise

    Yeah we THOUGHT that WE might need a little sustenance. :)

    11/3/16Reply
     

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