Month: August 2016

Starved Rock State Park – 8/27/2016

August 27, 2016 (Saturday) We told Tiff yesterday that we were going to take today off as she had some friends coming over to help them move. We wanted to stay out of their way (because we’re old and slow).

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Chicago area, Illinois – 8/21/2016 to 8/26/2016

August 21-26, 2016 We got checked into our resort in Sheridan, Illinois and slept in on Sunday. I couldn’t stand it and had to get over to my niece’s home to see if they needed help moving. We got over

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Panora, IA to Sheridan, IL – 8/20/2016

August 20, 2016 (Saturday) Moving day. We decided to leave a day early as our new “home” begins today and we wanted to get settled. We left the resort in Panora around 8:00 AM, dropped off the keys at the

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Panora and Des Moines, IA – 8/19/2016

August 19, 2016 (Friday) Slept in nicely. You’d think with all the naps we had yesterday we would have been up and out early but….we’re being very lazy. Coffee, breakfast, showers, then we headed out around 10:00 AM. Our first

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Panora, Iowa – 8/18/2016

August 18, 2016  (Thursday)   We took the day off.  Ate the pasta leftovers (which were much more flavorful today), did not go outside, and caught up the blog.  We may have even napped once or twice.  Watched some TV

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Winterset, Iowa – 8/17/2016

August 17, 2016 (Wednesday) Today was supposed to be a down day of catching up on the blog but we got restless and needed gas and coffee creamer so….we explored, after we had leftover beans for lunch. Today’s drive was

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Des Moines, Iowa – 8/16/2016

August 16, 2016 (Tuesday) Today was a two-fer! We’re exhausted but it was fun. We started out being lazy. It was my birthday so Michael got up, made the coffee, and got our breakfast. We decided to head out around

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Panora, Iowa – 8/15/2016

August 15, 2016 (Monday) Slept and slept, and then slept some more. Felt good to not have to drive anywhere or do anything. I’m not even going to get dressed today (unless I absolutely have to). Was glad we’re having

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Sioux Falls, SD to Panora, IA – 8/14/2016

August 14, 2016 (Sunday) Spent the night at a Microtel. Got it off Priceline for $66.15. It was okay but it was supposed to be a non-smoking room and it had a very strong odor of smoke everywhere (even the

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Pierre to Sioux Falls, SD – 8/13/2016

August 13, 2016 (Saturday) What a comfortable bed. Michael thought he would get up early and work on the blog, but we just wanted to sleep. The bed was huge and so nice. We loved living in our old house

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Sheridan, WY to Pierre, SD – 8/12/2016

August 12, 2016 (Friday) The sheets on the bed were the softest I’ve ever slept on. When I asked Mary Kay about them, she smiled and said Costco. Going to look for them as they were pretty amazing. This morning

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Helena, MT to Sheridan, WY – 8/11/2016

August 11, 2016 (Thursday) Got up and left the Shiloh Inn at around 9:00 AM.  Today was a long drive (almost 400 miles) and we told Tommy and Mary Kay that we would be there between 3:00 and 4:00 PM.

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Helena, Montana – 8/10/2016

August 10, 2016 (Wednesday) We left our cute little AirBnB home at around 9:00 AM. We stopped for a quick bite and then headed to Helena, Montana (about 300 miles). Still raining in Idaho but we were hopeful we would

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Rathdrum, Idaho – 8/9/2016

August 9, 2016 (Tuesday) Rainy, grey day. Kinda depressing. Day three of rain. Feels almost like Christmas time but not quite cold enough. Our AirBnB hosts (Aaron and Violet) were going to make us breakfast (how nice is that) but

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Seattle, WA to Rathdrum, Idaho – 8/8/2016

August 8, 2016 (Monday) Today was all about the long drive from the Seattle, Washington area to Rathdrum, Idaho (a little over 300 miles). Our first stop was at a nearby McDonald’s for our travel breakfast of egg white delight

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Saltair to Ron and Joan’s outside Seattle, WA – 8/7/2016

August 7, 2016 (Sunday) Didn’t sleep very well. Not sure why. Maybe because it was raining, or maybe because it was moving day and I was worried about getting to the ferry. Anyway, we got up and got going a

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Saltair, BC – 8/6/2016

August 6, 2016 (Saturday) Got up to grey skies that looked like rain was coming. Jan and Caron made a beautiful breakfast. It started out with a fresh fruit bowl (even some of the blackberries we picked yesterday on our

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Victoria to Saltair, BC – 8/5/2016

August 5, 2016 (Friday) Today was moving day. We were up around 8:00 AM, but still didn’t beat Larry and Renee up. They packed up last night and then cleaned up this morning. We got up, took showers, finished packing,

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Victoria BC – 8/4/2016

August 4, 2016 (Thursday) Woke up to beautiful blue and sunny skies. Today we woke up to Larry chopping vegetables. What a treat to have a live-in chef. He was chopping up most of the leftover veggies, and using the

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Wine Tasting B.C. Canada – 8/3/2016

August 3, 2016 (Wednesday) Happy birthday my darling husband, Michael! Today was a fun day. A few days ago I had gone onto Groupon (always checking for deals) and came across a wine tasting tour for four for $395 (Canadian).

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Langford and Beacon Hill Park – 8/2/2016

August 2, 2016 (Tuesday)   Mike here.  Guess I gave Edie the day off, though I really don’t remember doing that, but I am getting older.  Anyway, today was low keyed.  A run to Costco for over-the-counter Voltaren, and a

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Royal B.C. Museum – 8/1/2016

August 1, 2016 (Monday) Happy BC Day Canada! Woke up to wind and cloudy skies. Looks like a storm wants to come to the island. Larry and Renee made a wonderful breakfast and then we just lazed around for awhile.

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