Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A hasty return to Florida

Mary Lou Chonko, Debbie's Stepmother, whom Debbie is the Power of Attorney for, passed away quietly at Arden Courts Alzheimer's facility in Seminole, Florida on June 8th.  We were in Birch Bay, Washington, 3,000 miles away and flew back to Florida the next morning.  Her service and burial took place on June 13th.  It was a very nice viewing and service.  We returned to Washington State late last night and got a restful nights sleep back home in our RV.  We leave for our friend's home in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. tomorrow.  We visit Nadia and Terry James for two days and leave our RV there with them for the 15 days we are on our cruisetour of Alaska. Then back for a few days in B.C. with the James family before heading south to California for a another visit with our family, Gerry & John in Palm Springs, and 2 VA appointments at Loma Linda.   Then we slowly head back to Florida for the winter. We'll get back to Florida October 1st.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Leavenworth, Washington (Our 2nd visit)

Leavenworth is a special place. This German themed city is great place to spend a week.  We are staying at the Pine Valley/Leavenworth KOA.  The campground is very well maintained and the staff is super.  The pool and hot tub are immaculate. The city itself was made over into a realistic German city. We love the shops, the restaurants, the location, the music and the people.  If you come to Washington state, make Leavenworth a stop, you won't regret it. The water in the creeks and Wenatchee River is running high, as the snow melt coming off the mountains.  Its a great area.
Welcome to Leavenworth
We got to here a local school orchestra play German music
The also got to hear their choir sing
Front Street with the German Theme and the mountains

Beautiful Architecture
The mountains surround the city that sits in a beautiful valley
The maepole (maypole)

The first day of shopping and enjoying the flowers
After a second day of shopping, Debbie is pooped.
                                                                               The water runs through it!