Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Darien, Ga.

Today starts my next journey in life with out Vince.  I loaded up the new (Baby) 5th wheel with things I will need for 12 weeks to start my travels.  For my first destination my sister Donna accompanied me as we were going to Greenville, SC for my nephew Matt's wedding.  We will meed up with the family and spend 5 days there then I take off solo to Ohio, Mich. and New York.

Took us 6 hours with a few potty stops and lunch.  I even backed in a truck stop between two trucks
with out any problem.  We arrived at our first stop at Inland Harbor RV Park in Darien, Ga.   What a nice park.  Very well maintain and cozy.  Great overnight choice.   Well I know I will sleep good
tonight knowing that I did good and I know that Vince would be proud of what I did today.......
 My first back in truck stop (  The trucks that were beside me have left before pic taken)
This is our site for the night.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Salem, Oregon

A DRAFT.   I was reviewing our blog so I could familiarize myself with how to post and insert pictures. (Vince always did this job, as he was a great story teller).  Next week I will start a new adventure for 12 weeks so stay tune, hopefully I will be as interesting as my WONDERFUL late husband Vince was.   Miss you Honey!
We are in Salem, Oregon (July 2014) at the Hee Hee Ilahee Tribal RV Resort. It is a beautiful campground with concrete pads, grassy sites with new picnic tables and all the amenities.  The pool is open and heated to 80, but the hot tub was broken.  For that reason, we were given a 20% discount.  We got some food shopping, clothing shopping, truck wash, and laundry done one day.  We also went to one of the most awesome aviation museums in the country.  We went to the Evergreen Aviation Museum, home of the "Spruce Goose", Howard Hughes wooden aircraft, the largest wooden plane ever built.  Along with a hundred planes, replicas, space capsules and rockets, it is spread across 3 huge buildings and some planes dot the landscape.  This is a place you don't want to miss when near Portland.  It is located in McMinnville.
The front side of the Spruce Goose
4 engines on one of the wings
One of the wing ends

Inside the Spruce Goose

A Nazi WWII jet (built late 1944 and saw no action in WWII))
The famous DC-3
The Blackbird Stealth plane
A Russian MIG-17
Moon Rover
A replica of Wilbur & Orville Wright's plane