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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

We Made It Home

Without a new to Michael truck but having had a wonderful visit with friends Gene and Mary.  We haven’t seen them in such a long time—we met Gene and Mary in January, 2003 while participating in Cowboy Action Shooting in Tucson, AZ.  We became almost instant friends sharing happy hours, dinners and visits to each other’s homes.  One fall we drove out to Washington, met them at their home then they proceeded to take us on a tour of Washington state parks particularly along the coast—our favorite was Port Townsend although that campsite in Olympic National Park where Michael had the rear end of our fifth wheel hanging out over the ocean was pretty hard to beat!!! 

We last saw them in late August, 2011 when we were on our way up into Canada for about a month.  Since that time Gene’s health has gone downhill significantly—he will celebrate his 84th birthday this summer and we are so glad we got to see them.  They have a lovely home near Spokane with outstanding guest quarters in the basement—Mary spoiled us!  Their dog Sadie doesn’t seem to mind a visit from the little schnauzer monster either.  Mary and I even toured some quilt shops yesterday—The Quilting Bee is a great spot Mary F.!!

The trip from here to Spokane is a favorite drive of ours—lots of mountains, rivers and endless views.  We took a little back road to check out a USFS campground near St. Regis on the way over and spotted this fellow nosing around—unfortunately I didn’t get a very clear photo.


IMG_7216All the homes in Mary and Gene’s neighborhood are beautifully landscaped.  These trees in Mary’s yard remind me of soldiers standing at attention!

IMG_7220Mary and Sadie, Michael and Emmi on our morning walk around the neighborhood.

A good trip—can you believe we are heading off to Billings in the morning—Michael has a routine doctor’s appointment and I have a hair appointment.  We also have plans to meet fellow bloggers Greg and Jan for lunch!


  1. I saw a big black bear today too. Didn't have a chance for a picture though.

  2. Your picture was plenty clear enough for us to see that big guy. Great find!

    Sounds like great fun meeting up with friends.

  3. That's about as clear a photo of a big black bear as I want to see. Any closer to get a clearer shot would me a little too close!


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