Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Joan had a great Mother's day with both of the boys here, shrimp omelettes, frizbee tossing and lots of good conversation/catching up with Daniel. Early wake-up tomorrow and "hopefully" a 0430 departure to arrive Denver twelve hours later at Joan's sister Ruth's house. Day of rest on Tuesday visiting Ruth and Dewayne and up to Fort Collins Tuesday evening to stay with her brother Don and his family. Then another 12 hours on the road Wednesday should get us into Butte, Montana for the night and on to Port Orchard Thursday where we will be rocked to sleep on Mariahhh that night.
Friday, May 05, 2006
It has been a long winter and we are excited about getting out to spend some quality time on Mariahhh. Just ten days to go and we will begin our trek from north Texas to Port Orchard, some 2,000+ miles. I just finished the fluids, filters, and spark plug changes on our F 150...new rear tires..ready to go. Still have to build a plywood toneau cover and install the tailgate lock so we have some security for our things that aren't on Mariahhh. We loaded up on those clear plastic containers with lids for our clothes and for storing food and books aboard. Looks like we are going to each be able to pack all our clothes in a 34'X16"X13" box....! Have to take some tools and kitchen gadgets along that aren't already in Wa as well as some navigation tools and charts , and books I bought over the net this winter. When you have to scale back it is amazing what you can get by on.