We left Las Vegas, Nevada for a full-time adventure in our motorhome in June 2013. That first year we discovered the northwest. 2014 saw us go from Arizona to Key West, Florida. Then up the east coast to Knoxville and back west through Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Our 2015 excursion, which started March 16th, will take us up to Washington and across the upper U.S. to the northeast for the fall seasonal change. Follow us!
Friday, August 23, 2013 is our 66th
day on the road. As the ole RV saying goes, “Everything is good”!
I titled my last post “Living
Life in Idaho Falls” and then explained some of the things we were doing around
that Eastern Idaho metropolis. It has boiled down to us doing the normal run of
the mill things we would be doing if we were at home in Las Vegas, or anywhere.
While you might feel as if I am complaining in our retirement, I am not. What I
am doing is admitting to a tactical mistake in planning our movement in the
mornings we get up early and some we get up a little later. Some mornings we
have breakfast on the coach while other mornings will find us down at IHop or
Denny’s before we chase some of the errands that come up. Just like back in Las
Some days we
got up early and played golf with my brother-in-law, Gary. Gary was married to
my sister, Diane, when she passed away at age 55 in 2005. After her passing
Gary sold the house in Henderson and moved to Idaho Falls. Gary was lucky with
his real estate by selling and departing Las Vegas before the real estate markets
fell apart. He built a very nice house in Idaho Falls, and we have been over to
barbecue a couple times since we came to town.
We saw a
couple movies before we left Idaho Falls this past Thursday. The hilarious
comedy, “We’re the Millers”, and the shoot’em up movie with Denzel Washington
and Mark Walberg, "2Guns". Both, in their own genre, were very entertaining.
Idaho Falls after spending 28 days there. It was nice to see my brother-in-law,
Gary, Idaho Falls, Yellowstone N.P., and the nice golf courses in the area. Our
stay in the Sunnyside Acres RV Park was as uneventful as it should be. Nice well-kept
Snake River in downtown Idaho Falls
We are rolling
on Idaho’s Interstate 84 with expectations of getting to the Tri-Cities,
Washington by Tuesday, August 27th. We departed Idaho Falls at 8
A.M. and four hours later found ourselves 230 miles downstream and pulling into
the Mountain Home, Idaho RV Park.
Home has just over 14,000 residents with the 2010 census. It has been the home
of Mountain Home Air Force Base since World War II, and appears to be a nice
small community about 50 miles south of Boise. We are off the Interstate about
one mile. In that mile you can find this neat RV park, a Flying J truck stop
for diesel fuel, McDonald’s, a Chinese restaurant, the town golf course, which
we played this morning, and of course, a Wal-Mart. What more do we need?!
will be putting Mountain Home behind us as we go another 210 miles towards
Washington with our next destination being Eagles Hot Lake RV Park a few miles
south of La Grande, Oregon. We will be spending three nights there with the
days spent at the Buffalo Peak Golf Course in Union, Oregon, which is a few
miles south of the RV Park.
In the beginning of this post I
admitted to a tactical mistake. That mistake was in not moving the coach after
14 days in Idaho Falls. Our original plan was to move the coach at least weekly
to see more scenic destinations and discovering new places of interest. I’ll
have to keep this in mind during future planning sessions.
As I write this, at eight in the
evening, with the last bits of daylight fading, the sky is slightly hazy due to
the fires in the forests north of here. Sadly, nature is taking its course.
You’d think that after not
posting anything for 19 days I could’ve come up with something more
interesting. Point well taken! Coming up, we will be in Pasco, Washington visiting
old friends for two weeks. Then three days investigating the Columbia River
Gorge and ten days with relatives and old friends in the Seattle area. October
will find us in three or four areas along the Oregon coast.
I’m in the middle of reading
John Steinbeck’s 1962 book entitled “Travels with Charley – In Search of
America”. Steinbeck’s impressions of an earlier RV trip around America with his
French Poodle, Charley. Great read! If you haven’t read Steinbeck you might
enjoy his descriptive narrative. Of course, Janet, my bride of 35 years on
September 4th, smells much better than Steinbeck’s description of a