Saturday, August 27, 2011

Let the journey begin

August 24-26:  Boardman, Oregon to Missoula, Montana
  • Began the trip to the Upper Peninsula for my mother’s memorial on Sept.
  • First night stop at Boardman, Oregon Marina and RV park—sweet stop on the Columbia River
    Boardman Marina and RV Park--a great first stop!
  • Traveled from Boardman through Spokane and on to Missoula
  • Weather in high 80s and low 90s; ran the generator while going down the highway for air conditioning

Jim and Mary's RV Park, Missoula, Mt--
each area had beautiful flowers tended by the owners!

  • Stayed in Missoula at Jim and Mary’s RV Park for two nights; friendly park with beautiful flowers throughout the park.

  • Made a surprise visit to see old friends, Maryanne and Armand, from the time I lived in Missoula in the 70s and early 80s. Maryanne and I reminisced about becoming first time mothers within two weeks of each other and how thankful we were to have each other to help adjust to our new lives with babies.
  • Had breakfast at The Shack—a favorite old time haunt that is much more sophisticated now than it was in the 70s!

The Shack restaurant in Missoula
Missoula Farmer's Market

  • Went to an amazing Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning where I bought French pistachio breakfast sausages, croissants, and luscious blackberries
  • Already time to have the first service done on the generator (50 hours); found an Onan dealer in Missoula who was able to fit us in
  • Both of us would like to come back to Missoula for an extended stay, perhaps next summer???

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The first day of the rest of our lives

Friends, family, and innocent bystanders--welcome to our blog! We are excited to share our adventures and misadventures with you--sometimes through short lists of highlights (and lowlights,) at other times through narrative descriptions of the diverse landscapes and lifestyles we encounter in our travels.