Dwain & Lorraine Holsapple


Dwain & Lorraine Holsapple

2015 is turning out to be a very leisurely year. Our first RV trip is taking us to Oregon to catch up with two of our sons and their 6 daughters. The girls are still in school, so we have lots of time to catch up with old friends as well. Then in June we will fly to Texas for two weeks with our oldest son and his family to celebrate our oldest grandson's graduation from high school. From there the plans are pretty hazy - we'll take it as it comes. What a great life in such a beautiful part of the country. God is good.

North America » United States » Oregon » Keizer May 11th 2015

Saturday morning Rich and Stacy hosted a family brunch at their house to celebrate Mother's Day together. What a blessing to gather together as a family and share these special times. That afternoon it was warm and sunny so Richard's family all came over to enjoy the pool and hot tub here at Premier. Following the swim we enjoyed another BBQ back at the RV. This is the time of year the Irises are in bloom so on Sunday we drove out to Keizer to the Iris gardens. Looking over the fields of flowers is not as spectacular as the tulip fields. However, each type of Iris has its own beauty - such a variety of colours and formation. We just enjoyed wondering up and down the rows taking in the beauty of each individual flower. ... read more
 Catherine loves the pool

North America » United States » Oregon » Wilsonville May 8th 2015

Those of you who know me well will understand how I love to explore the back country roads and discover new places. In the past two days we have had opportunity to do just that. On Wednesday we left the RV in Wilsonville for a few repairs and had four hours to look around that area . Usually we drive straight through on I-5 on our way to Salem. The first place we discovered was the beautiful city park. A large park is situated on the banks of the Willamette River with picnic areas, well kept playing fields and playground, and a hiking path through the woods along the river. As we traveled through the beautiful farm country we came across the Canby Ferry. There are only three of these small ferries in operation today. The ... read more
 Along the trail in Wilsonville City Park
Trail through the woods in Wilsonville City Park
Willamette River, Canby, OR 03

North America » United States » Oregon » Salem May 5th 2015

For many years we have been coming to the Premier RV Resort on Hwy22 West Salem. Not only is it one of our favorite RV parks, but it is situated between Salem and Dallas so it makes it convenient for the kids to visit. This has been a great place for the grandchildren to come and enjoy the pool and other play areas and to have family BBQ dinners together. So I thought you might be interested in a tour of the place!! Also while we are here this time we have been able to go to some of MEGHAN'S softball games and enjoy the action there as well. Meghan plays on the Dallas High School Varsity team. Our son Mike helps to coach the Dallas JV team who are also doing very well in their ... read more
Very beautiful RV sites
One of my favourite RV spaces
Fire pit and tent camping area

North America » United States » Oregon » Sisters April 30th 2015

We had made plans to visit with friends from our days in Portland. They have now moved to Bend, Oregon, so we planned to meet them in Sisters for lunch. Again we were fortunate to have a sunny day though there were some clouds when we left Salem. To get to Sisters we drove East up Hwy 26 along the North Santiam River. This brought back memories of when Dwain would take David and Mike canoeing on that river when the boys were young. In Sisters we had a great visit with our friends, catching up on family news. After lunch Dwain and I took off to capture pictures of the area before returning to Salem. Fortunately the clouds had burned off enough so we could see most of the mountains as you will see in ... read more
Big Cliff Dam, OR
Sisters, OR
Three Sisters mountains, OR 02

North America » United States » Oregon » Salem April 25th 2015

While we are in Oregon for a month with our RV I have decided that the quickest and easiest way to keep you all up-dated with our activities and the pictures is to continue with our BLOG. Today is Saturday, April 25, 2015 and a perfect day for taking pictures because of the big, fluffy clouds in the sky and the sunshine. Very enjoyable after several days of cold and rain. So we took the opportunity to drive around the countryside and capture some shots of the beautiful country around the Salem - Woodburn area. This is the quickest and easiest way to share my pictures with you all. I trust you will enjoy the tour with us. Dwain was pastor of Emmanuel Bible Church in Pratum (east of Salem) from 1977-1986. When we drove out ... read more
_Reflections in  the Willamette River.(3)
Saint Francis of Asissi Episcopal Church Aurora OR
Saint Francis of Asissi Episcopal Church Aurora OR (3)

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago February 7th 2014

We cannot believe this is the last day of Founder's Week. The time has gone so quickly and we have feasted on great messages from the WORD presented by speakers from all over the US. As you know, one of the things Lorraine was looking forward to was the music, and she has not been disappointed. We have heard all four of the music groups from Moody; Moody Men's Collegiate Choir; Women's Concert Choir; Moody Chorale; Symphonic Band Great Pipe organs in Torrey Gray Auditorium and Moody Church; and other groups and worship teams. So many wonderful memories.... read more
2014.02.04 Moody Church Organ
2014.02.04 Moody Church Organist
2014-02-07 Moody Church Stage

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago February 4th 2014

Monday and Tuesday nights there were special banquets for the Alumni. The first was our class or 1964 Banquet where we were able to meet graduates from our same class, and ask the question "What have you been doing the past 50 years?" What a wonderful time of sharing we had together. There were sessions all through the day at the Moody campus, a then in the evenings the services were held at Moody Church. What a feast of music and speakers we were able to enjoy. If you are interested in hearing some of the messages, go to: Moodyconferences.com Sellect: Founder's week Select: Session Audion and Video... read more
2014.02.05 Moody Campus (1)
2014.02.05 Moody Campus (2)
2014.02.05 Moody Campus (3)

North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago February 3rd 2014

The first events of Founder's Week did not begin until two o'clock in the afternoon. This gave us time to take advantage of the beautiful sunny weather a dn walk around the "Magnificent Mile" area of downtown Chicago to snap a few photos!!!... read more
2014.02.03 Chicago skyline
2014.02.03 Fourth Presbyterian Church downtown Chicago
2014.02.03 Fourth Presbyterian Church tower, Chicago

North America » United States » Washington » Seattle February 1st 2014

Well our first day of our trip to Chicago has been quite an adventure. We were up EARLY this morning (5;00 A.M.), went down for the complimentary breakfast and then got the 6 o'clock shuttle to the airport. We breezed through the security point very quickly and made our way to the departure gate. Our flight to Chicago left pretty much on time. It was a beautiful sunny morning as we were taking off so I was able to catch a couple of interesting pictures from the plane. We decided to have lunch at the airport since there were lots of choices of places to eat!! While having lunch we reminisced about how we would drive out here to watch the planes take off and land as our major source of entertainment!! Had no money to ... read more
2014.02.02-2  Leaving Seattle
2014.02.02-5 Flying over the clouds out of Seattle
2014.02.02-8  Flying over the Cascade mountains

North America » United States » Oregon September 24th 2013

What an amazing adventure we had today as we traveled into the Rogue River wilderness on Jerry's Rogue Jet Boat. Gold Beach which is named for the gold found near here in the mid-1800s, sits where the Rogue River meets the sea. All kinds of year round activities are available here - fishing and boating on the river, or beaches and ocean to please the entire family. Jet boat trips run up the wild and scenic Rogue River of 64, 80, and 104 mile round trips. The longer the trip the wilder the ride, so we chose the 104 mile all-day outing from 9:00am to 4:00 pm. The excursion included stunning scenery, wildlife viewing and white-water rapids!! Yes, we did get wet! On the way up river the boat made a stop at one of the ... read more
Bridge over Rogue River at Gold Beach
2013-09-24 Scarlet Crested Cormorant
2013-09-24 ROGUE RIVER JET BOAT - Agness Bridge over Rogue river

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