Sunday, October 30, 2011

Countdown #1

We are packing up and will be pulling out from here on Tuesday morning.  We don't want to leave!!  We love it here!  We have to remind ourselves that it will only be getting colder, and we like warmth, so we're going to follow the sun.  We are scheduled to be back here September 2012... and maybe they will allow us to stay here through October again.

It's Countdown #1 because we are going from here to Southern Oregon for 8 nights, THEN it is our next big move!  We will leave from there, traveling South to Vegas and Lake Havasu, then Texas, and across the Southern States to Florida.  It will probably be April before we leave Florida heading up the East Coast, visiting the Inner Eastern States as well as the Coastal States.  We plan to spend the Summer months in and surrounding the New England States.

We've been doing alot of research of places to go and see, but are still welcoming your tips of experience!

No photos for this post!  Not a whole lot new... and Im lazy I guess.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Looking to Travel EAST.... We Need Your Input!!

Attention Fellow Travelers or Full-Timer's ... we need your help.!

We would like to see the East Coast and the New England States. 
        But we don't know where to go!

We are in Oregon and we have been full-time RVers for less than 2 years.  We have seen all the Western States... We have been as far as South Dakota, Colorado and Texas. 
We've also been to a few other States on our way to and from Indiana to pick up our fifth wheel... but it was a quick trip, and we werent real impressed.

We look at the map and we could take the Interstates through all the States, and say we were there, but we want to EXPERIENCE all the States.   We don't know one part of a State from the other... we dont know one city or town from the other.

That's where YOU come in!  Where should we Visit?  Where should we NOT visit?  When is the best time to be there?  The worst time?  We can put up with some cold... and we can put up with some heat... but we dont really want to be in the middle of a hurricane or ice storm!

We can do our research on the internet... but we would like to hear it first hand.  So if you have some tips and suggestions for us, we are waiting!

Oh  ya.... we dont have a lot of money for this... so any tips you can give us for "best deals" is certainly helpful too!


Thursday, October 6, 2011


This post is a continuation of the previous post "The Park is Ours!"

Seasonal Ranger Ronnie, and her husband, Richard, invited Jeff and I, along with Jim and Jan, over to their house for Pizza, Drinks, and meeting new friends. 

We met Ralph and Pat, and Larry and Jeanine.
All four of these couples meet up in Lake Havasu each winter. 
Maybe we will join them this year!

A couple days after Ginny left, Jeff's cousins came for a visit.  AND... Cousin Dave brought his boat!  What a treat!  We watch boaters come and go but we havent been able to go out on the lake.

Some decided to take a swim break... but not me!

Then one more stop on the ride back...

Floating Toilets... how cool is that!
and Jeff had the "privilege" of helping to clean and dump them,
a few days before.  There are 2 of these on the lake.

When we came in, we had another fun treat! 
Our new friends, Larry and Jeannine, brought their Sea-Doo's to the lake
and we all got a chance to try them out!

This was a first time for Jeff and I. 
Infact... to ride a Jet-Ski or Sea-Doo was on our bucket list!

After all the lake fun, we enjoyed some time together at our camp,

Jeff showed Dave pictures until Dave finally admitted he had seen enough!

We thought we would play cards and dice games, but the pool and hot tub back at their motel
was sounding really inviting... so we let them go.

The next morning, Dave and Wendy took their boat and went home.  FINE!

But Chuck and Christine had a cabin rented at the main park,
and two friends were joining them.
Laurie and Cindy, mother and daughter, arrived mid-morning,
 so we all enjoyed the day and evening together at the cabin.

And that was it for our company since we've been here.  We enjoy all the get togethers with family and friends (old and new)... but we also savor our time alone.

Jeff continues to throw a line out in the water... but has yet to catch a fish.
He says its just a time of contemplation.

My Mom and Dad came through yesterday on their way to Canada
 to visit my sister,
 so we met in Prineville for breakfast.

There were some things they forgot...
but I was relieved to hear that their passports were not among the things they forgot.
So on to Canada they go!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


We can shout that from our door, or from the lake.  The campground is closed and we are here behind a locked gate.  Yesterday, there wasnt even one person who entered the day use to the lake.  This is AWESOME!

Our "contract" was up at the end of September, but they asked if we would stay for October, to help out with projects.  They have us building picnic tables, as well as continuing our back road patrol.

Before we had the park all to ourselves, we shared it with the other camp hosts, Jan and Jim.  We had a great time together, chatting around a fire or playing games.

As it is everywhere we go... we find a doggy to love on...

This is Tillie

We've had a great month, here at Jasper Point.  The weather has been perfect, the campers and job enjoyable, an amazing view out our front door, and just the right amount of family and friends visiting.
At my last post, Jeff's sons, Jake and Jon, were to visit.  They both arrived as planned, and we had a good time together.  This was a really special time for Jeff, to be with both his boys.

The "boys" shared a shot together, to kick off the weekend.

And the fun began.....

Ok... so this doesnt look so fun... but it was, in its own way, I guess.
Jake killed this rattle snake while out for a bicycle ride.  It continued to slither and rattle,
even though its head was gone.

This was one of six encounters we have had with rattle snakes. 
Jeff tried to shoot one the other day with our .38 and missed.  but we now have snake shot for the .38. The next one is ours!

The guys tried some fishing together...

Did some exploring...

Some Shooting....

and some Swimming (or Jumping)...

It was a good time.

Our next visitor was our friend, Ginny.  She rode her Harley over from Grants Pass, and stayed 3 nights in our guest room. 

One of the days, we enjoyed a ride together, touring the surrounding area.

One of our stops was Smith Rock. 

 Another day, we enjoyed an afternoon on the lake in the Tahitis.

I have to stop there for tonight.  We're ready for bed and Im just too frustrated
trying to load pictures with a slow connection!

I will attempt to finish this post tomorrow!