Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day trip to Lake Tyee

April 24, 2010

Today we took a day trip to our lot @ lake Tyee. There was supposed to be a vote today for new board members. As it turns out that was cancelled. There is currently a few challenges going on with the managing of this community. Won’t go into that here.

It was a cold drizzly day but took a few pix of where we’ll move back to later in May when things warm up.

Below is our pole-cover that we park the MH under & the Creek that runs behind our lot Todd & Janet’s & Gary & Karen’s. It used to be 6+ft down but 2 yrs ago there was a slide event way up on the hill side that has washed a lot of gravel down & filled the creek. 

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The Creek                                                    Todd & Janet’s

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Andrea’s                                                  Gary & Karen’s

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My brother Corey & Kathy’s                         Harriet’s

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these are some of our friends that we spend time with @ Tyee.  Looking forward to some camp fires this summer. And if any of our on the road friends come this way please call & stop in.

Till Later Love & Hugs Sandy & Steve

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Just every day stuff

April 12 – 17,2010

The week since trip to beach has been busy with every day stuff. Spent visiting with family. Not doing anything special. on Thursday 15th brought Leanne & kids back down to Pennies. Friday Leanne & kids went to the Aquarium & Pick Place Market in Seattle with sister Carrie. (Sorry no pix. of that)

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Saturday got to see about an hr of Spencer’s baseball game before taking Leanne & Kids to Sea-Tac Airport to return to warmer weather & her lonely hubby. She had a good visit with her grand parents & Sisters.

Now Steve will be working on the fence @ the house before we return to O.H.

Till Later Love & Hugs, Sandy & Steve  

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Day @ the Beach House

The kids all came up on Sunday to see grandparents. We got Kentucky fried chicken & made some salads & Berry cobbler. Went out to the beach house for the afternoon. It was a little sad as Grandma Allgire could not come. But the grand-kids kept things lively.

Jim, G-Pa John, Steve, & Brittny   & Kids on the beach

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Brittny with broken foot & Jami       Brandon Sierra & Spencer on beach

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A resident Eagle that spends time on the house top. We just missed getting a pix of him catching a fish right in front.                                                        Spencer & Brandon

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All 6 G-kids Haley 14 3/4, Brittny 17, Jami 13, Sierra 9, Spencer 9 & Brandon 7.


After lunch we went to see Grandma A. & I didn’t have our camera. Will have to get some Pix. from Leanne.

Till Later Sandy & Steve back in PNW.   

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Back in the PNW

We’re back in the PNW. Arrived here 4/7/2010 after 3 long driving days. Our Daughter Leanne wanted to come back up with us to see family. She & kids will fly back on the 17th.  It’s been awhile since she & kids were up. Daughter Pennie’s kids are on their Spring Break that’s why we travelled so fast. They wanted time to visit.  Somebody forgot to tell Mother Nature it’s spring. Woke up this morning to 38 deg. & a dusting of snow on the cars. going to be in the mid 40’s today.

We left Avondale Monday about 11:30 & headed west on I-10 to Blyth, CA. then north on Hwy 95 to Needles & west on I-40 to Barstow. Had head winds most of the way. Stopped in Barstow for the nite @ Flying-J. The G-kids first time to spend the nite in MH Boondocking. Left Tues Morn.about 8 & headed NW on Hwy 58 to Bakersfield & up Hwy 99 to Wasco. west on Hwy 46 to I-5 & north the rest of the way. Tues stopped in Redding @ the Elks lodge had 50 amp & water for $20. It’s a very nice lodge. There was of course a train very near but no whistle as there’s no intersection. & didn’t here it all nite. Just in the evening & after 6 in the Am. We were on the road by 8 am Wed. arriving @ Pennie & Jim’s by about 7 pm. In our travels Wed. we were behind a semi that had a tire blow. Wish I was in front with my camera to get a pix. Brandon was having his turn @ co-pilot. Today Steve saw that our fender on passenger rear tire is loose. I think we ran over part of his blown tire & it did some miner damage.

From Avondale, AZ to Snohomish WA.  The MH computer says we got……..

7.4 MPG (those darn head winds)

50 MPH average speed (That rocking & Rolling hwy. 95)

9% idle time

1620.6 miles traveled

32hrs 24 sec. driving time

220.3 Gallons of Diesel used

We had originally planned a slow trip up Hwy.101 but ya know plans are set in Jello. That’s the nice thing about living in an RV.  

We are staying here @ Pennie’s another nite. Relaxing after 3 long days & seeing all 6 of the G-kids together. And also because there are wind gusts up to 50 predicted for the Whidbey Island area & we’re not interested in any more wind or being on Deception Pass Bridge in a gust with a MH. Will head to Oak Harbor tomorrow & stay @ my Brothers till the weather warms up enough to go to Lake Tyee. 

below are some pix. of our trip up.  Last day @ Bev & Charlie’s The Hot air balloons went over. 

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We had wind for 2 days.

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Snow @ Pennie’s & Damage from a truckers blown tire. Steve got some screws & fixed it. We we’re lucky.

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on our way up to Oak Harbor we cut through by Laconner to see the Tulip fields

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Deception Pass & NAS Whidbey

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That’s it for now.