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The rainy days are in the past. It was time for a road trip to see what the moisture has done for the desert. The morning was bright and sunny as we drove the Apache Trail (Hwy 88) to Tortilla Flat. While it is not the California Superbloom it is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
We have been stationary in the Valley of the Sun for 6 months with 1 month to go before we have the wheels rolling. Good thing we have been very busy because if there was more time for adventures and activities it might have been interrupted by cloudy, rainy skies.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
2018 has flown by. Updates on my blog have been sorely lacking. It started with the demise of my much loved camera of 14 years resulting in NO photos. I was reconciled to a future with no photos and no blog. I did a little research for a replacement camera... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch who lived just North of Whoville did not! The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. It... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Friends Frosty and Ginger arrived Friday night from Las Vegas. We had a nice dinner at Buddy's and DELICIOUS French Silk Pie at Jakers. Up early the next morning we were off the the parade in Blackfoot kicking off the Eastern Idaho State Fair. The theme this year was "Happy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Up early, leaving GypsyII behind, dropping Mr. Kitty off to be boarded, (he let us know when we returned in no uncertain terms that that is never to happen again) and a 3 hour drive to Salt Lake had us boarding a flight to Phoenix. There were some storms out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
After our sea side time in Tillamook we established ourselves in Fort Hall at the Buffalo Meadows RV Park, It is only a few miles from Blackfoot where Walt was born and raised. Was Thomas Wolfe right? "You can't go home again." Walt seems to try. He drives the familiar... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
It was hard leaving the Olympic Peninsula but I knew I had another week near the ocean to enjoy. Heading south on Highway 101 the landscape changes and often seems to open up and offer meadow views. Taking route 101 has us crossing the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Opened in 1966, it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
They say that you can tell a lot about a person by how they handle 3 things.......1. a rainy day 2. lost luggage and 3. tangled Christmas lights. I think another one should be you respond when something on the computer does not save. Such as a spreadsheet you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Leaving early in the morning we boarded the MV Coho to cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca on to Victoria BC. It is a passenger and vehicle ferry owned and operated by the Black Ball Line. No frills but a comfortable 90 minute ride. We arrived in Victoria Harbour.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Now I will be on the look out for the "look out" crow. Interesting.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2018 on Lavender And Beyond at Gypsy & The Navigator
The sky was dark and the sun was hidden away on the day we chose to go to Sol Duc Hot Springs The fine misty rain was warm. The Sol Duc River runs by the hot springs. Not often do you find a National Park with hot springs to soak... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
About 20 miles from where we are staying in Port Angeles is the small city of Sequim. Sequim is pronounced as Skwim. It is known as "Sunny Sequim" because it lies within the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receives on average less than 16 inches of rain per... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Our day started with a stop at the Joyce General Store just a few miles from our RV Park. It is a place that seems as if time has stood still. The town was founded by a man named Joseph M. Joyce and the General Store opened in 1911. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
The skies were see through blue with only puffy clouds so it seemed a perfect day to go to Hurricane Ridge. Passing through Port Angeles there is always a boat that catches my eye. From Port Angeles at an elevation of 32 feet the road to Hurricane Ridge feels almost... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
The day started out lightly raining as we headed to the Port Angeles Farmer's Market. The nasturtiums in the window boxes were happy with the raindrops. The stars of the show at Farmer's Markets here are the flowers. Bouquets and single stems are available. And potted plants like these luscious... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
A short drive took us to Dungeness Spit. It is a 6.8-mile long sand spit jutting out from the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It is the longest natural sand spit in the United States. The body of water it encloses is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Continuing our Olympic Peninsula explorations heading up Highway 101 there is construction. Who cares? Stopping amid this scenery is not a hardship. We had two destinations in mind today. The first is Lake Crescent. This deep, glacially carved lake makes it an ideal first destination of the day. At an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Heading north and then west on Highway 101 I had my camera constantly clicking. Yes, that's me in the rearview mirror clicking away. If I was worried about the Olympic Peninsula living up to my expectations the trip had just begun and my expectations were confirmed and exceeded. The colors... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
One of the perks staying at the Casino RV Park is you can go over and enjoy the entertainment that they have in the lobby. The pianist was very talented and the music transported me from being in a gentle rain to a dramatic battlefield. We visited Tumwater Falls Park.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
After our enjoyable stay in Gig Harbor we moved just over 50 miles to the Little Creek Casino RV Park. Clean little park with nice level spots, cable TV, the thriftiest laundry, along with Passport America half price for our stay. Nice for the budget. The park is near the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Gig Harbor is a small city on the shore of Puget Sound. You can drive or walk down Harborview Drive taking in the sights. One of the days we were there it was Farmer's Market Day. What a treat! Fresh peas & Walt came out with smoked cashews, smoked pepper... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Thank you. We had such a good time with you.
Leaving Boise our destination today was Richland, Washington. Much of the trip is through eastern Oregon and for a little while the road runs along the Snake River. This is a road that Walt drove very frequently in the 70's. I had my share of doing the trip as well.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Gypsy & The Navigator