Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lincoln Rock State Park

Its been about a week and a half and many more miles since our last post.

We moved both the Montana and the Dog House from
Twin Falls, Idaho to Walla Walla, Washington.
We then moved the Dog House to Jim & Kristis place in the
foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Cle Elum, Washington where it
will stay till we return from Alaska in July.

While all of this was going on, Kate lost her Aunt Jean' 
Having helped raise Kate - Jean was like a second mother.

So we were scrambling to try and find flight accommodations that would
allow Kate to make it to Long Island.

Unfortunately we were in off the beaten trail enough that she would have
to spend almost 24hrs traveling to get there so the decision was made
to remain here in the west.

Jean was a Librarian and avid reader and loved to receive our blog.
She would often say how much she anticipated receiving the next installment.

We spoke often of the places that we were visiting and the sights that we were enjoying.
She traveled with us thru the blog.
She will be missed.

Since leaving the coast we logged about 6,000 miles in just under 2 weeks.
After finally dropping off the Dog House in Cle Elum,
we arrived back in Walla Walla where we spent last weekend with
John, Jim, & Kristi and got some much needed downtime. 

On Monday the 5th we moved on and now are settled at Lincoln Rock State Park
just north of Wenatchee, Washington on the shore of the Columbia River.

It is a beautiful park.  Lots of green grass, trees, and there are only a few other
campers here so it is quite peaceful.
The weather is cool, dry, delightful.

There are lots of Marmots - small Beaver like little critters scurrying to and fro...
It is a constant source of amusement for the Doodles.

The view of our front yard.

The view of our back yard.

We are going to stay here for about 10 days.

While we are here I plan to run across the border into Canada and
get the sim card that I need for my iPhone that will give me
the data coverage I will use for work while traveling 
thru British Columbia and the Yukon.

Staying connected is key!

Today after work we took a short drive up into the foothills
to the town of Leavenworth.

Leavenworth has this whole faux German Village thing going on.

Originally a timber town, In 1962 the townsfolk got together and
decided to reinvent the town as a mock Bavarian Village.

Its in a very pretty setting with the snow capped peaks surrounding the town

It was fun for a short visit but hard to get too excited over
since we've been to the real thing.

Back down in Wenatchee we headed for the river.
They have over 10 miles of park and walking paths along the Columbia River.

That was the scene for todays self portrait.

We probably won't be doing another post for a week or more since we'll be basically
static and I don't anticipate too much excitement in the week ahead.

However in just over 2 weeks we will be heading north and I expect
that there will be much more to share then.

Stay tuned.


  1. great travel and great hooking up with you twice. Safe travels.

  2. Please give Kate my condolences and a big hug. I went through the same thing trying to find a flight when my brother died and we were in west Texas in the middle of nowhere. It took me two days but I finally was able to fly back to NC to be with family. I feel so bad for Kate.

    Looks like you are in a lovely place. Enjoy your down time and get rested up for your Alaskan adventure. Can't wait to hear all about it.

  3. Glad to hear your news - the good and the bad. We are in the Beauzone and it is NOT the same without seeing the two of you and enjoying your hospitality! Wishing you both some peaceful down time in a beautiful setting!

  4. Tell Kate I'm so sorry & I'm thinking of her. I'm so glad to finally read the blog. I was beginning to wonder, I even asked Kim Cawthorn the other day! Glad to see you all are having safe travels. I'm looking forward to the next blog. Safe travels!


  5. Kate sorry to head about Jean's passing. She sounded like a neat Lady. Enjoy the down time, we are getting some down time at Huntington Beach State Park, SC...

    Now if I can figure out the stupid letters to post this, live will be good.

  6. Tell Kate to check her email.

    Glad ya'll are doing well.

    Love and miss you


  7. Kate, so sorry to hear about your Aunt Jean. Isn't it nice, in today's day & age, she was able to travel with you via the blog. I'm sure it was a joy for her! Have a great Alaska trip and I'm looking forward to seeing some beautiful photos. I love following your travels also. Cheryl

  8. Kate - our condolences on your Aunt. Best wishes and keep smiling.
    Bobby, Lesley and Lewis

  9. THanks for the update, I really like the selfie photos. How fun of an idea. Your photos are always great.
    Your home looked great as we sailed by. Still standing ;-)
    Love you both
    Hayden and Radeen

  10. Great hearing about your travels. When I grow up I want to be just like Greg, taking my office on the road. When you open the window for fresh air, you really get it. All the best my friend, Rick


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