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North America » United States » Utah » Arches National Park September 17th 2015

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world" Psalm 19:1-4 Water and ice, extreme temperatures, and underground salt movement are responsible for the sculptured rock scenery of Arches National Park. Over 2,000 arches have been cataloged, ranging in size from a 3ft. opening to the longest, Landscape arch, measuring 306ft. base to base. Beside all the arches, towering ... read more
 Arches NP, Double Arch
 Arches NP, Double Arch
 Arches NP, Organ and Courthouse Towers

North America » United States September 16th 2015

THE ROAD SOUTH Soon after leaving Creston, BC we crossed the border into Idaho, USA. Our goal for today was Coeur d'Alene for one night only. Since we have spent time in this interesting town on previous occasions, this year it was just a one night stop over, so we have no pictures to show you, sorry!! From there we picked up the I-90 freeway heading east to Butte, Montana. Then we took I-15 south back into the south east corner of Idaho, stopping at Idaho Falls for one night. Both the Idaho pan-handle and the south-east part of the state are veritable outdoor play areas because of their many rivers, lakes and mountains. Whether you are an angler or a hunter, skier or hiker, art patron and history buff, Idaho has something to offer you ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Salmo September 11th 2015

Our first day out went very smoothly, however, quite long. We left Chilliwack around 8:30 am and drove a total of 400 miles, arriving in Creston nine hours later!! It was a perfect day for traveling with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine. The #3 highway, also known as the Crows Nest Highway, parallels the US border. However it is not a straight line. All day we were driving up and down mountain ranges, sometimes as high as 5820 ft. on the Kootenay Pass (that is over a mile high), and the road had plenty of twists and turns as well. There was a definite feel of Fall in the air and some trees are already beginning to turn, adding colour for photographs! Our first stop was in Princeton where we stopped for lunch by ... read more
2015-09-10  Okanagan Lake, Osoyoos 02
2015-09-10  Okanagan Lake, Osoyoos
2015-09-10  Smoke from fires, Osoyoos

North America » United States » Texas » Cypress June 12th 2015

Thursday, June 11 was another "laid back" day. Dwain and I drove around the Cypress area so I could snap of few pictures of the various things that have captured our attention. Housing developments are in large "Communities" with their own name, retaining lakes, trails, pools, parks, golf courses and police deputy. The people in that community pay a fee to maintain all this and the landscaping around the area (not the individual homes). It works somewhat like our strata at Thom Creek. The big difference is the size of these communities. They range from several hundred homes to thousands of homes in a single community. The other thing that has overwhelmed us is the amount of new construction happening in the Houston area - new roads; new shopping centers; new homes; new schools; new churches. ... read more
Cactus garden 03
Water tower near motel
Beautiful clouds

North America » United States » Texas » Houston June 12th 2015

Wednesday, June 10 all the family drove into downtown HOUSTON to the museum district. Today we visited the Museum of Natural Science with its four floors of exhibition halls, giant screen theatre, live insects in the Butterfly Center, and the Planetarium. Needless to say there is no way to cover it all in one day, so we chose the halls that interested us the most and spent our time there. Dwain and David spent their time in the Hall of Paleontology; China's Lost Civilization and the Hall of Ancient Egypt. The first place I headed for with the kids was the Cockrell Butterfly Center. This stunning living exhibit houses thousands of live butterflies in a natural rainforest setting. There is also a complete exhibit of insects. The first thing that hits you as you walk into ... read more
Butterfly garden 05
Butterfly garden 10
Butterfly garden 13

Monday, June 8we had a free day, so decided to drive up to College Station, Texas to visit Texas A&M University, and in particular, the President George H.W. Bush library and museum. It was a beautiful day, and as we got farther from the coast the country became more hilly. Ranches and beautiful grazing grasses made for a typically Texas kind of day. Somehow, cattle grazing in the field makes one think all is well in the world (not so!). Texas A&M used to be known for its agricultural programs and its military training for its students. NOW, it is one of the premier educational institutions in the state of Texas. While President Bush (#41, not #43) did NOT attend the school (He is a Yalie), he is a transplant from the east coast to Texas, ... read more
George H W Bush statue
The Day the Wall came down 03
The Day the Wall came down

North America » United States » Texas » Cypress June 7th 2015

Sunday, JUNE 1, 2015 we arrived at the airport in Seattle with printed boarding passes only to learn that our flight had been cancelled. The next flight they could get us on left Seattle at noon, so we spent the morning sitting around in the airport!! However, this worked well for our family in Houston because it meant that we were only 15 minutes behind the flight that our daughter-in-law's dad was arriving on, so we were all able to meet at the airport in Houston. Picked up our rental car and headed to the motel where we were booked for the next two weeks. Wednesday, June 3 we all went to the Houston Astros baseball game where our granddaughter was singing the National Anthem with her school choir. It was a perfect evening - the ... read more
2015-06-03 Texas Trip 009
2015-06-03 - Houston highways 011
2015-06-03 Texas Statesmen (2)

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

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