Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Saying "Goodbye" to the West Coast

The last year and a half has been a wonderment of amazement, beauty, and new places for the three of us.  Our journey took us through the desert of Arizona, the glorious Rocky Mountains, Canada’s glacier clad mountains and alpine lakes, the Pacific Northwest’s magnificent giants, and the stunning Pacific coastline.  So now, after having explored ten western states and two Canadian Provinces, we bid adieu to the west and make our journey back east. 

One of our highlights was the three months we spent work camping for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Dent Acres Campground on the Dworshak Reservoir.  The people were a joy, the work fun, the scenery gorgeous, and the fishing great.  What more could you want in a job?  “Living” and “working” at Dent instilled assured affection inside our hearts for Idaho and we hope to return someday.
 
The Dworshak Resevoir 
The last few stops on our west coast journey were filled with reunions with old friends and wandering through areas we have always wanted to see and new ones we just happened upon.  The western United States is tremendously diverse and instills a sense of wanderlust with all of its natural beauty.  So long west coast . . . until next time when we explore more of you.

We will now make our way across the midwest to visit with family and friends before turning the compass south and heading to the gorgeous sugar white sandy beaches of the Florida panhandle for the winter.  So if you find yourselves in the Florida Panhandle, please drop by and say "hello."

"I think I am going to miss it here!"




8 comments:

  1. I tried to post earlier from my phone but I don't think it went through. I read your post as I was sitting in the passenger seat of our RV this afternoon, which is also now headed east. I'm sad to be leaving the west coast but I'm looking forward to seeing our family and friends in Georgia and Florida. When will you be in Grayton? We should be there by early November.

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    1. We arrive at Grayton Beach SP on Nov. 11th. Can't wait!

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    1. Val, check out Grayton Beach SP and Topsail Hill SP. If you decide to book anything let me know and I will tell you where we are. The parks fill up pretty fast.

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  3. Leaving the west coast was hard. Now we are in Michigan, heading on to Indiana to spend time with family for a couple of months. If your midwest travels take you to I 70, I 69, I 65 through Indianapolis, maybe we could meet for a cuppa.

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    1. Nan, we will be coming across 70 with stops in KC and St. Louis before turning south on I-55. Let us know if you are in either of those areas in the next few weeks. Would love to meet.

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  4. Our winter plans include Florida and the panhandle. Love that sugar white sand and the warm water. Life there is really good. :c)

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    1. Please keep in touch this winter and let us know where you will be in the panhandle. We arrive there on Nov. 10 and stay until mid-march. Maybe we can finally meet you all.

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