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Bridal Veil Falls
7/15/93 – Made it to Bridal Falls, BC by 2:00 PM. We left about 8:30 AM and did not stop for lunch. The BW bought two sweaters for $12 total yesterday – then spent $4 washing them. She claims one is a $100.00 sweater, but I wouldn’t know. It... Read more
Getting Ready to Leave
7/13/93 – Got reservations for three more nights and a promise from first-come first-served campground at 5,000 feet just a few miles over the continental divide (before you get to Calgary). That takes care of a total of five nights out of 12 p... Read more
Monday - 7/12/1993
7/12/93 – Monday – got our mail, paid Discover bill ($1258.00) and ordered four tickets to the first Brickyard 400, which will be August 6, 1994. We did laundry, cleaned hose (drinking water), shopped for groceries, made beef stew (got it start... Read more
7/11/93 - We visited the Hoh rain forest, which reminded me of scenery that you might see in the Star Wars movie, then went on to Rialdo Beach. Stopped for gas and supper at Vern’s in Sequim. Left at 8:00 and got back after 7:00. The BW compl... Read more
Driving to Alaska
7/10/93 – Yesterday the BW said that if we have to sell the house to continue this life-style, she would be ready. But she still doesn’t want to sell it yet.
Today I talked to one guy who first drove to Alaska in 1952. He worked there dur... Read more
7/9/93 – Found a big town called Sequim (pronounced “scum”) on the way to Port Angles. Through port Angles, into Olympic National Park (saved another $4 with the Golden Eagle Pass - $7 Padre Island, $5 Mt. Rainier, $4 Olympic is $16. Only $9 t... Read more
Moved to the Olympic Peninsula
7/8/93 – Had breakfast with Annie at JB’s. Left Yakima at 8:40 – made it over the mountains OK. It was bout 250 miles to Chimicum, and we got to the post office by a little after two and got our mail. Door handle broke on van, and I had Chimi... Read more
End of 7/5/93
7/5/93 Continued - Now I have a leak in the coolant system that won’t go away. We intended to leave for Chimicum tomorrow morning, but I will be up at White Pass Garage, instead. We visited Mt. St. Helen last Monday and Mt. Rainier yesterday –... Read more
Three Month Summary - Part Four
7/5/93 Continued - We drove through downtown San Francisco on a Saturday morning. There are lights at the bottom of steep hills, and every time there was a full car length space between me and the car in front of me, someone would squeeze in, s... Read more
Three Month Summary - Part Three
7/5/93 continued. – The BW loved Ventura – thought it was the prettiest little town she had ever seen – also the costal mountains, which were gold – some sort of weed with yellow flowers was blooming all over the bare mountains. The only proble... Read more
Three Month Summary - Part Two
Note: When we first started life on the road we didn’t sell the house, and I bought an old three quarter ton van and an old trailer. The conversion van had gearing appropriate for a personal vehicle, which I changed to a 3.73 rear end, equival... Read more
Three Month Summary - part one
7/5/93 – This journal missed all the travels – from Clearwater to Panama City Beach for a week, a couple of nights on the Gulf (at $18 per night), then a week in Destin, with the sand as white as snow in another membership campground for $2 per ... Read more
This has been an exciting week so far. The BW didn’t feel that it was safe for her to drive with one of her pain medicines, so I took her to various places until Friday evening, when she went out for a haircut by herself.
For the last coup... Read more
The BW is Out!
I brought the BW home this afternoon - with one new prescription and orders to delete one and cut another in half, and to go see the pain doctor and her internist again. All in all she went from pretty critical to "nearly fine" again. Not bad ... Read more
Finally Out of the Emergency Room
The BW just called – she is finally out of the emergency room and in the hospital with a better bed. She has been feeling exceptionally bad for the last few days, and yesterday said she wanted me to take her to an urgent care center, then chang... Read more