Month: July 2013

Red Fish Blue Fish – Victoria, BC, Canada 7/31/2013

JULY 31, 2013 (Wednesday)   Today we started late because we wanted to listen to Mark Silverman’s internet radio show, Talking Timeshares. It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to listen to him. It was nice and we learn new

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Butchart Gardens – Victoria, BC, Canada 7/30/2013

JULY 30, 2013 (Tuesday) Today was all about Butchart Gardens. We got there around 1 PM and walked, looked, and took pictures of everything we could. We debated whether we should get an annual pass and decided against it.  

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Parliament – Victoria, BC, Canada 7/29/2013

JULY 29, 2013 (Monday)   Did “work” things in the morning – like paying bills and getting our Worldmark account set up. We are now officially owners of Worldmark and have accounts with RCI, RCI Worldmark, and II. We’re still

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Costco, Langford – Victoria, BC, Canada 7/28/2013

JULY 28, 2013 (Sunday)   Michael swore his neck was feeling better and he wanted to get out and do something. After my culture shock of prices here yesterday, we decided to try to find Costco in Langford, about ten

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Safeway – Victoria, BC, Canada 7/27/2013

JULY 27, 2013 (Saturday)   Just a lazy day. Michael is wanting to finally break the pain cycle in his neck so has decided to just stay down for a couple of days and see if that works. So far,

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Salem, Oregon to Victoria, B.C. 7/26/2013

JULY 26, 2013 (Friday)   Said goodbye to brother John around 10 AM and hit the road. Weather today was beautiful.     Once we left Keizer, it felt like the world was out to get us. I wasn’t sure

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Wilsonville, Oregon 7/25/2013

JULY 25, 2013 (Thursday)   Slept in. Felt good. Michael woke up and his neck is still hurting. He thinks it’s better. John was gone when we left to run errands. Around noon we ran up to Wilsonville, Oregon to

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Yreka, California to Keizer, Oregon 7/24/2013

JULY 24, 2013 (Wednesday)   We were dressed and out the door by 9 AM. Michael’s neck is marginally better this morning but I still did the driving and stuff he normally does (blue jobs). We went to McDonald’s again

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Santa Clara, California to Yreka, California 7/23/2013

JULY 23, 2013 (Tuesday)   Got up and left around 9:30 AM. Arla had been up and working since 5 AM (yuck, poor thing), and Aaron had to leave when we did. Was sure good seeing them and the grand-puppies. 

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Monterey, California to Santa Clara, California 7/22/2013

JULY 22, 2013 (Monday)   Had to get up early so Michael could go into Salinas to get some blood work done with his heart doctor. He was going to go in by himself but we decided to check out

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Lodi, California to Monterey, California 7/21/2013

JULY 21, 2013 (Sunday)   Got up, cleaned up, stripped the bed, packed up and had a small breakfast and headed out. Maureen looked so sad as we left, I wish we could do more or wave a magic wand

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Lodi, California 7/20/2013

JULY 20, 2013 (Saturday) We got up and Michael and I had a “date.” Maureen suggested two or three different places but “The Dancing Fox,” sounded like fun so we headed that way. It’s a fun little place on a

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Lodi, California 7/19/2013

JULY 19, 2013 (Friday)   Maureen got home around 2 PM, and she brought home tacos from a taco truck that has gotten awards for being so good, and they were good. She also brought home fresh fruit and a

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Lodi, California 7/18/2013

JULY 18, 2013 (Thursday)   Pretty lazy day today. I got up a little late and made chocolate chip cookies. Maureen loves chocolate chip cookies so I wanted to have something she liked when she gets home tomorrow. Later in

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Lodi, California 7/17/2013

JULY 17, 2013 (Wednesday)   Got to get Don out today, other than to the doctor. He had a much better night, and so did Michael. Maureen had asked us to take her car into the shop while she was

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Lodi, California 7/16/2013

JULY 16, 2013 (Tuesday)   Rough night so mostly a lazy day. I had to go out and renew my driver’s license (basically pay $32.00 and get my picture taken). I had made an appointment, thank goodness. I was in

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Lodi, California 7/15/2013

JULY 15, 2013 (Monday)   Today was a day of honey’do’s. Before Maureen left, she asked (nicely) if Michael would do some chores and making calls. Today was all about that. Between us we got them all done or in

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Lodi, California 7/14/2013

JULY 14, 2013 (Sunday)   Mike here. So, no pictures today. We are in Lodi, California, staying at a friend’s house. My first wife was Renee. She was a nurse in the Peace Corps in Honduras. She got to know

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Reno, Nevada to Lodi, California 7/13/2013

JULY 13, 2013 (Saturday)   Another fun day. We got up early and packed because we were too tired to do it last night. We left our Reno “home” around 9 AM and headed for Susanville. I was sad to

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Truckee River Rafting – Nevada 7/12/2013

JULY 12, 2013 (Friday)   Today was fun! We started out pretty early and left for Tahoe City. We had scheduled a raft trip down the Truckee River. Also, my sister and brother-in-law are hosting a family reunion (husband’s side)

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University of Nevada – Reno, Nevada 7/11/2013

  JULY 11, 2013 (Thursday)   We were up and down at the pool by 10:30 AM. We started in the hot tub. It was tolerable today. We’ve tried it before and could not get past the burning feet or

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Mike and Teri – Reno, Nevada 7/10/2013

JULY 10, 2013 (Wednesday)   Today we spent the better part of the day with friends, Mike and Teri. They live way out in the boonies, about ten miles up a dirt road. It’s been a couple of years since

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Virginia City, Nevada 7/9/2013

JULY 9, 2013 (Tuesday)   Happy belated 40th birthday Sherry! Happy belated birthday Trevor! Love you both. Got up and out of our “home” around 11 AM. We headed to Virginia City but we wanted to go up Geiger Grade

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The Chocolate Bar – Reno, Nevada 7/8/2013

JULY 8, 2013 (Monday)   Lazy morning (as usual). Early in the afternoon we finally moved and went down to the 7th floor to the swimming pool and hot tub. The water seemed cold so we went to the hot

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River Walk – Reno, Nevada 7/7/2013

JULY 7, 2013 (Sunday)   Weather has been beautiful. We were having nightly (and sometimes daily) thunder and lightning storms, but they seem to be gone and it’s just warm and beautiful. We got moving and walked down to the

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Wing Fest – Reno, Nevada 7/6/2013

JULY 6, 2013 (Saturday)   Kind of a lazy day for us. I did laundry in the morning ($1.50 to wash, 3 washers, and $1.00 to dry, 3 dryers) and then we walked over to the Wing Fest. We were

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Truckee River Tubing – Reno, Nevada 7/5/2013

JULY 5, 2013 (Friday)   What a fun day. Around 11:30 AM we left our room and went across the street to a little Mexican restaurant and had lunch. Pretty good burritos and reasonable prices (under $15.00 for two large

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Friends and Family – Dayton, Nevada 7/4/2013

JULY 4, 2013 (Thursday)   Today was a day of friends, family, fun, food, and fireworks.  Started off around 11 AM by going to Safeway to get some wine and a pie to take to my sister and brother-in-law’s house.

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Silver Legacy and Artown – Reno, Nevada 7/3/2013

JULY 3, 2013 (Wednesday)   It has been more of a laid back day today. Tired, I think from all our activity yesterday. We were not going to drive anywhere today, just walk, but I had to get a check

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White House Down – Reno, Nevada 7/2/2013

JULY 2, 2013 (Tuesday)   What a fun day we had. We are not morning people so everything starts after nine. We left and went to the UPS store to get the license plate holder that we had ordered last

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