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Trip Start May 10, 2013
Trip End Sep 26, 2013

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Summer continues to dominate our late summer journey.  One never really knows, if you know what I mean.  

We arrived at Lisa and Rich's in good shape.  The main challenge we had was atop Snoqualmie Pass. They are continuing to work on the Snow Tunnels, as I call them.  You know what I mean, the covered lanes atop the pass where the road is protected in avalanche prone areas.  We missed the blast itself, but traffic hadn't picked up much when we got to the blast site. Huge hunks of gray granite were readily visible next to the road.  The seem to be removing "islands" of rock in order to widen the lanes or perhaps add another lane near the "lake." If you're able to understand the where and what of what I'm trying to say, congrats!

The challenge was met just fine.  Shorty seemed to take the climb in stride, so I was able to relax and position him in just the right places to climb and descend the mountain.  We'd never taken him this route, as I have stated before...I think.

No one was home, human-wise, when we arrived, but Madison was quite animated when she saw Lynn.  Lynn had been here in June with a friend driving.  Madison is a small Fox Terrier, I might add.

Lynn convinced me that we could readily put the front of the motorhome up on the blocks to level it/him.  It took us an hour or so, but it was done just as Rich had arrived home from another day's work. We made a few adjustments and let it be.  You see, if the coach isn't level, the propane refrigerator can be damaged.  'Nuff said.

For dinner, if you are interested, we had breaded razor clams, our green beens, Costco Garlic-filled bread and a mixed green salad.  What can I say?

After a great visit with Rich, I retired to the coach and got caught up on my email and such. Lynn joined Lisa in the hot tub where they got caught up.

Our plan for today, Tuesday, was go pick the rarely elusive blackberries.  We drove to our usual spot and hoped to catch the folks there at home.  They were not, but we did leave a jar of our famous raspberry jam and a note.  Hopefully we can get hooked up with actual names, as a result.  'Twould be great.

The berries, unfortunately were in their probable, second growth.  Most had dried out or were small bitter things and not fit for our jam expedition.

We decided then to do a bit of Geocaching, which, for some reason, we had been ignoring.  I found two caches that were located nearby in Celebration Park.  They should have been easy "finds", however due to the recent rain (muddy) and the blackberry brambles, were also a bust. We did get in a good hour's walk, however.

Lisa called and was able to get the afternoon off due to her computer training class being a surprising half day in length.  She and Lynn are gone now to try yet again to get enough berries for a pie, at least. I took the opportunity to catch some shut eye and write to all of you.
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cherie on

HI to Lisa and RIch!

photodon on

Sounds like a good trip. I will have to share the vegetarian cartoon with my friend Deborah. She is a vegan but sometimes, not very often, she "cheats." She'll get a kick out of the toon.

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