Saturday, April 30, 2011

Terrie and Her New iPhone

So we're sitting here at Patty's Egg Nest awaiting breakfast and I had to post this. Previously I was the one doing this and she was the one being ignored.

Oh how the tables have turned now that she has her iPhone!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Don and Gails 2011 Travel - Update #6

Hello Everyone!

This is the last update and I thought you might be interested in some of our travel experiences. As we left Okla., we traveled straight north on I 35 Kansas and I 70. Weather was nice except for the wind 15 to 30 mph.

Stopped in Kansas at a very nice state park for a couple of days where we were one of two campers in the whole park.

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Little house on Kansas prairie

We left the park in Kansas and headed west on I 70 again with a 20 mph head wind & burned lots of fuel ($$$ Ouch!). As we crossed the Colorado, Kansas border it started to snow, but we made it to Denver, CO. with no problems. And the road we traveled was closed shortly after for two days!

We left Denver and headed north to Fort Collins taking US 287. Someone  had told us it was a short cut and a very scenic drive but forgot to tell us it got up to 8000 ft. Beautiful and quite historic, too.

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On to I 80 west and head winds again. (This stretch of Wyoming felt like being on top of the world) Then we had a stop in Utah for a couple of days to rest.

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This was a gorgeous campground with only a handful of campers.  So lovely one day and quite rainy the next.

On down to I 80 again and through SLC and out past the Great Salt Lake, then further out past the Salt Flats and Bonneville.  It was gorgeous and eerie because of all the rainwater and the reflections-really something  to see.

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I could have walked out there on it but it was too difficult to tell even up close how deep it was and what would happen and I was too chicken!

We entered Oregon on US 140 which is always a treat.  Traveling through Sheldon Natl. Wildlife Refuge (Nev) and seeing only one wild horse, then on down the steep 3 mile grade into Oregon.  What fun that is! The road is an 8% grade, a sheer drop off on one side and quite curvy.  The scenery stretched for miles and miles.  This is one of our favorite roads!

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After several days of rain and wind and many long miles (over 800 miles) we decided to crash at a lovely Thousand Trails Park in Sunriver, Or.  We’ll leave here in a few days and spend awhile with (Gail’s) brother and wife before heading on to home.  Thanks for traveling with us! We love you all.

Mom & Dad aka Don & Gail

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Don and Gails 2011 Travel - Update #5

Since our last update we have been several places through Texas. We spent five days in the Mc Gregor, Crawford area then down to Burnet, Lampasas for a week, and then to Lockhart.

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The Texas Blue Bonnets

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We have looked at several places to relocate to and this was the closest to town.  We decided we weren’t ready for a remodeling job.

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The Grove, TX. is about 15 miles south of Crawford, TX. and the Georg W. Bush ranch. But I don’t think we will be going over for BBQ real soon. This was a fun place to see and we even visited with a descendant of this town whose sister has recently purchased it.  The little shack (with the Sheriff sign but probably without the sign) was in the movie Lonesome Dove and a number of the other buildings, either inside ore out, have been in scenes of other movies from time to time. The Dube Store is a bank, post office and one other service as well. It is completely original complete with an outside staircase up the side of the building where the town Doc held his practice – just like in Gunsmoke!

This is probably the last update you will receive. We are now in Kansas and on our way home.