Posts Tagged With: Pacific Northwest

California’s Gold Rush Country; July 2017

After enjoying the pastoral wine country of Sonoma Valley we drove across the Central Valley and its endless fields of corn and climbed into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. This is gold rush country; the old wild west. Continue reading

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California’s Redwood Country

The first thing we discovered about northern California’s Redwood Country is that it isn’t all about giant redwood trees. Yes, the ancient redwood forests of northern California are incredible and standing next to a living thing that’s 2,000 years old, taller than a thirty-five story building and over forty feet in circumference stretches the mind’s ability to comprehend. But there’s more than even that in Redwood Country – much more. Continue reading

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June 2017; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; June 2017:

Imagining:

The more we travel, the more our imaginations are stimulated and we find ourselves moving slower and slower, savoring each place we land.  Sometimes we get tired of the inconveniences of constant travel.  But then, a misty morning in a mountain meadow or an unexpected view around a turn in the road re-invigorates us and we think about all the spectacular places yet to see. Continue reading

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The Southern Oregon Coast; Yachats to California 2017

In May we started off in Astoria Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia River and traveled as far south as Tillamook along the central Oregon Coast. In June we continued south to the redwood forests of northern California. The first stop on this leg of the trip; old friends’ house in tiny Yachats, the self-proclaimed Gem of the Oregon Coast. Continue reading

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Starting Off; Oregon Month

After buying our fifth wheel trailer in April (see our post, The Beast and The Fox) and then equipping it, we were finally ready to hit the road in May. May turned out to be Oregon-month for us as we traveled from the mountains of northeastern Oregon down the magnificent Columbia River Gorge and then on to the Pacific coast. Continue reading

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May 2017; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; May 2017:

IMAGINING:

Although we avoid having a strict itinerary, we’re finding that the easiest way to travel is to plan-out our destinations in two-week segments. We already got stuck in one place we didn’t want to be due to lack of planning.  So, we’ve developed an overall plan for the summer, but we’ll plan it out in more detail in two-week segments.  Continue reading

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THE BEAST AND THE FOX

We discussed how and why we got into living full-time in a recreational vehicle (RV) in our post titled, The Hard Start. This article is about the hardware, the RV itself; the equipment needed to live in it, and how we figured out what to buy and why. This article is about The Beast and The Fox. Continue reading

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April 2016; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; April 2016:

IMAGINING:

When people ask us what we’re doing next we’ve taken to saying, “we don’t have a plan and we’re sticking to it.” Actually we do have a plan of sorts, it’s just very fluid. What we do know is that on May 20th we’ll start a nomadic life of long-term travel. It’s just that we have so many choices now it’s almost overwhelming. Continue reading

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March 2016; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; March 2016

IMAGINING:

In February we reported on the Perfect Storm hitting us (in a good way). Since then, within just a few weeks, we sold our house, Sonia established her final date for work and we’ve taken the first, big step into a life of long-term travel. We leave at the end of May. Continue reading

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February 2016; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; February 2016

IMAGINING:

In February the Perfect Storm hit – in a good way. Continue reading

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