Friday, September 22, 2017
It's time to return to the adventures of The Grand Trip. There are so many more things to share with you - we've only just begun. If you need to catch up with where we were when we were diverted for a bit you can read about our adventures here and here.
We left the RV park where we had spent the night and we traveled on toward the south. We weren't very far from our destination so it wasn't a long drive to the next place where we planned to spend the next two nights. We had been told that there was a very beautiful way to get to the freeway where we would turn east through southern California. We followed the route but wondered if what we were told was right - this didn't seem beautiful at all!
We drove down the mountain highway and soon we were on the freeway! Just a short time ago we were on roads where we saw no one else. Now we were in a traffic jam!
If you've been following my blog for awhile you know I love mountains! Palm Desert and Palm Springs are right up against beautiful mountains. They are very different than the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, but they are gorgeous and they tower above the buildings. The cities are built right up next to some of the mountains. Some homes have them in their backyards. . .
Saturday, September 9, 2017
My sweetheart and I returned home after a wonderful week away on a new-to-us adventure. We took a cruise to Alaska! We have dreamed of going to Alaska for a long time and this is only the first of more planned adventures to the land they call The Last Frontier. We had a wonderful time with my sweetheart's family on board the ship and on land. We celebrated his sister's fiftieth wedding anniversary in style with a wonderful dinner and a big cake. We were well cared for and pampered and entertained and dined with fine food. We loved Alaska - and we plan to return again.
We are moving forward with the insurance process after the fire that destroyed our travel trailer. My sweetheart's pickup was parked nearby and it was damaged in the fire.
Early this week we brought the pickup home. It looks like new! The canopy had too much damage to be repaired so a new canopy will arrive from the factory in a week or two. It's good to have this part of the process complete.