Monday, May 6, 2019

And Back In Washington - May 6, 2019

Our only stop in Idaho was at the Mountain Home Elks Lodge.

We had the place all to ourselves. 30 Amp power and water. Perfect for our one night here.

Then to our favorite stopping spot at the Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton, OR.

We entered into Washington on April 18th, eight days on the road from our Yuma home. We stopped for one night at a nice little Mom & Pop RV Park, Sunnyside RV Park in Sunnyside, WA. It is a Passport America park.

Then we checked into the Yakima sportsman State Park in Yakima, WA. We were there for 7 days.

Our daughter Kim, who lives in Yakima came to visit us at the park with our grand daughter Ally.

For Easter, our eldest daughter, Candy, came up from Vancouver along with both of our grandsons Erik & Chase. After church, We had Easter at a nice Air B & B just outside of town.

Then it was time to drive over the mountains to Monroe, WA and the Thunderbird RV Resort to visit with Tim & Shannon, and Roman & Ryker. We booked 8 days here.

We had a nice spot overlooking the Snohomish River.

While there we went to Roman and Ryker's baseball games. Tim coaches Ryker's team. Both boys are playing really well this year and are having a ball.

May 4th, I went into Wenatchee (our hometown) for the 100th Apple Blossem Festival parade. I started at Triangle Park where the parade sets up and starts. All the floats were here.

Then I walked down town and sat with my Step-Brother Randi waiting for the parade to start. 
Here is a motorcycle drill team, the beginning of the parade, my High School band, and Wenatchee's float with the royalty aboard.

Now we are in Bow, WA at the Mount Vernon Thousand Trails campground. This is a nice park and we will be here for 8 days.

That's it for now. Catching up with family and friends.

The Fergs out .......

Sunday, April 14, 2019

On the Road Again! - April 14, 2019

April 8th, I had my medical weight loss appointment. Back in August, I started the program weighing in at about 245. It started as a 1100 calorie a day diet, and now is a full blown Keto eating style. I get weighed in every 2 weeks. This will be my last appointment because we are heading north for the summer. Well, I lost 6 more pounds during the last 2 weeks, weighing in at 190.5. I got to graduate from the program with a BMI of 29.0. I have lost 54 pounds and feel great.

This is Renee, my weight loss counselor.

Donna started the Keto also and has dropped 27 so far. And we are still going strong.

April 10th, with the RV all packed up and ready to go, we locked up the house, and headed out. We hit a little wind, but it felt great to be traveling again. After a nice 223 mile drive north on Highwy 95, we stopped tor 2 nights at the Riverside Adventure Trails in Fort Mohave, AZ. It is an RPI campground and we only paid $11.00 a night.

While there, I had to replace our water pump. What timing! $125.00 later, we had a new pump.

Then we headed out again, not really planning a stop. We drove through some wind and even hail and snow in Nevada. After 355 miles, we found a nice place to stop in Ely, NV at Valley View RV Park. We did one night at $28.10 with Good Sam discount.

It was cold there. A little snow too. The next morning it was 23 degrees. We decided to move farther north where is was at a lower elevation and a bit warmer.

145 miles north on Highway 93, was the Welcome Station RV Park just outside of Wells, NV. Our good friends Steve & Nancy bought this park a couple years ago and have been fixing it up. We decided to spend 3 nights with them. We got 2 days with a Passport America discout, and an additional day with a Escapees discount. Three nights for $47.80 - not bad. And it was fun catching up with them.

The Welcome Station RV Park

I am having a little trouble with our landing gear making a 'crunching/clunking' sound. I think I will be replacing the gear box assembly as soon as we get to Washington.

Tuesday, we will be off again.

The Fergs out .......