Cary and I are finally feeling comfortable with our new rig and are really enjoying it now. It just takes us a few minutes to set it up and put it away, and even hooking it up to the truck is getting easier.
I've decided to make a new category on the sidebar about the excursions that we will be taking in our home away from home. Last weekend, we drove the four hours to Vancouver, Washington to meet up with some of Cary's previous co-workers.
We stayed in a clean and compact RV park, for $35.00 per night. Aptly named Vancouver RV Park, it had everything you needed for a comfortable stay, except for a swimming pool.
We arrived around 3:30 on Friday afternoon. Our friends Eldon and Kathy met us there, and helped us get settled in.
Then Lee arrived with refreshments, and we visited until it was time to go to Chinese food for dinner.
After dinner, Lee went home and the rest of us went to the local bowling alley and sang karaoke. Kathy and Eldon are very good singers, and it was fun to meet their friends and join in on the fun.
|Cary, Kathy and Eldon|
The next afternoon at 4:00, Eldon and Kathy came and picked us up. We went to Danny and Corinne's for a BBQ. There were close to twenty of us, and we had a very nice evening.
|Jim and Cary|
|Eldon and Bob|
|Ron, Corrine and Jodi|
|Lee and Jim|
The next morning, we got up and set out for home. When we got to the top of Mt. Hood, we stopped in Rhododendron for breakfast. This little restaurant is wonderful! The food was fresh from scratch and the service was great.
|This place was great!|
They have this guy sitting at the counter. At first I didn't recognize that he was only a doll:
|Enjoying that coffee?|
This truck was parked right outside the window of our booth. The custom paint job was pretty special. All the names of the people in this guys family who had served in the military was written on the side:
|Proud to be an American.|
|Thank you for your sacrifices and for your service.|
And there was this huge metal wheel there too. I don't know what it was used for back in the day, do you?
We stopped at the new casino in Warm Springs. You used to have to drive in 13 long miles to get to the KahNee Ta Resort and casino, but they have since separated the two. The casino is now located right on the highway at the town of Warm Springs. It was very nice inside, and we broke even after an hour then headed on home.
It was a fun weekend! Now I need to clean up the trailer and we will be taking it to the dealer for minor service work before we take off again.
~ Kathy M.
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