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GARDNERVILLE, Nevada, United States
Retired and traveling around the USA and Canada

Sunday, January 30, 2011

AVENUE OF THE GIANTS

OUR LAST SIGHT SEEING ADVENTURE WAS THE AVENUE OF THE GIANTS REDWOODS OFF HWY 101. THIS IS NOT A ROAD FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GO FAST. THE ROAD IS ALSO NARROW FOR PULLING RIGS DOWN IT. THE GIANT REDWOODS ARE INCHES FROM THE ROAD AND IF YOU AREN'T CAREFUL YOU COULD LOOSE AN AWNING. IT IS WORTH THE DRIVE AS THE SCENERY IS BEAUTIFUL. IF YOU LIKE WINE, STOP AT THE RIVER BEND WINERY. WE ARE NOW AT HOME IN NEVADA FOR THREE MONTHS AS WE WASH AND WAX THE RIG AND DO ALL THE NECESSARY MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS. WE HEAD OUT FOR RENDEZVOUS STATE PARK ON BEAR LAKE IN UTAH THE MIDDLE OF MAY. SO DON'T LOOK FOR TO MANY UPDATES BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.





THE EEL RIVER

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

TREES OF MYSTERY

TODAY WE TOOK A TRIP TO THE TREES OF MYSTERY AND THEN WENT INTO CRESCENT CITY TO HAVE LUNCH AT THE CHART ROOM. GREAT LUNCH AND THE WEATHER WAS BEAUTIFUL, IN THE LOW 60s.


PAUL BUNYON AND BABE




VIEW FROM THE SKY TRAIL




HERE WE ARE AT THE TOP OF THE SKY TRAIL

Monday, January 24, 2011

OUR TRIP DOWN THE WEST COAST

FINALLY WE HAVE WI FI AND I CAN UP LOAD OUR PICTURES OF OUR TRIP DOWN THE WEST COAST. WE ARE CURRENTLY IN CRESCENT CITY, CA, BUT STARTED OUR TRIP DOWN THE COAST FROM PORT ANGELES, WA. THIS WEEKEND WE SPEND VISITING THE PLACES WE WILL WORK IN AUGUST & HOPEFULLY SEPTEMBER. HECETA LIGHTHOUSE AND CAPE PERPETUA VISITOR CENTER. SOME OF OUR PICTURES ARE BELOW WITH THE REST AT THE LINK AT THE END OF THIS POST. WE WILL MAKE OUR GOAL OF BEING HOME BY FEBRUARY 1ST AS THE WEATHER IS COOPERATING BEAUTIFULLY. 


REMEMBER YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM

CAPE PERPETUA VISITOR CENTER



THE VIEW WE WILL HAVE EACH WORK DAY



HECETA LIGHTHOUSE

TWO FUTURE HOSTS/INTERPRETORS

THE VIEW WE WILL HAVE EVERYDAY WE WORK IN AUGUST

ASSISTANT LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS HOUSE, NOW A B& B

HECETA LIGHTHOUSE BEACH AREA



CARL G WASHBURNE MEMORIAL STATE PARK
OUR HOME FOR AUGUST 2011


OTHER PHOTOS OF OUR TRIP DOWN THE COAST
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

IT'S NICE, BUT WE WANT TO START FOR HOME

We have enjoyed our house sitting gig and the boys, although they like to go out each morning at 5:30 am. We are now hoping for some better weather so we can travel to Victoria, BC, catch the Black Ball Ferry to Port Angeles, WA. and head home down the coasts of Washington, Oregon & California. As you can see, this La Ninia winter has been tough to deal with while on the Island. Way to much snow.





THESE ARE THE BOYS WE WERE CARING FOR
MR. OZZY

MR. BLITZ
THEY HAVE DECIDED TO ADOPT US I THINK

For Virg's birthday we both were recovering from a 24 hr stomach flu racing over the Island. Wow, Happy 60th Birthday Virg.


ISHAN AND VIRG ENJOYING HER BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE




Sunday, January 2, 2011

GOWLLAND BAY, QUADRA ISLAND, BC, CANADA

Given the opportunity to house & cat sit for 2.5 weeks at this beautiful home and location we jumped at it. Each morning we watch the porpoises frolic, the eagles hunt and the ducks cruise the bay. It is so relaxing and a nice change from living in the trailer. We get the opportunity to celebrate 15 years of marriage and Virg's 60th birthday while we are here.  


 THE BACK YARD WITH THE TIDE IN

VIEW FROM THE DECK

BACK YARD WITH THE TIDE OUT

THE DINING/COMPUTER ROOM

THE MOUNTAINS OF VANCOUVER ISLAND

THE NEIGHBORS

ONE OF THE BOYS