Sonoma Valley

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Our big hopes for our visit to the Sonoma Valley this year did not come to pass.   Between the surge in Covid cases everywhere and the fact that the...

New wine area in California!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

We found a new wine area in California this year.  It is the area around Chico, California, the two specific towns we went to being Vina and Durham....

Smoke Everywhere

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Sunset in Sutherlin, Oregon with a big red ball shining through the SMOKE.  That’s one of the first things we saw as we started south out of Salem, more...

Leaving Washington.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Our last week in Washington was spent visiting first with Dave’s brother Tom and his wife Kathy, and then with his sisters, Mary and Jeannie and Jeannie’s...

Westport Winery

Thursday, July 29, 2021

We decided to visit Westport Winery today.  As we reflected on we last visited we were surprised to recall that it was in 2018!  Since it was a Thursday...

What a Great Idea - Monroe, WA

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

We spent part of a week in Sedro-Woolley, WA (Barb’s old hometown) in order to visit with Aunt Barbara, who is now 97 and the matriarch of the Heeck...

June-July in Birch Bay Area

Monday, July 12, 2021

Oh where has the time gone.  One minute we are in Leavenworth and then I look and we’ve had a week in Monroe, a week in Mt Vernon, a week in Ferndale,...

Leavenworth

Monday, June 7, 2021

The day after Memorial Day, we hitched up and headed west.   We had remarked through the years that we needed to try some of the wineries in the Leavenworth...

Spokane Valley

Sunday, June 6, 2021

We spent the days leading up to Memorial Day at Dave’s brother Bob’s new place.   Bob and Susan moved to Spokane Valley (yes, it is a separate town from...

Northward Travel

Saturday, May 15, 2021

So after Lodi, we did a series of one night stops in Orland and Weed, California, and then took a new route for us, up US 97 from Weed heading for the...