Category Archives: Travel: Gale & John

To Colorado and Oregon!

…Oregon, Maybe – If We Can Find it In the Ashes. Day 1, Sunday, September 20, Home to Gridley via CA99: 120 miles Hallelujah! It was finally time to hit the road again, and I had been so antsy to … Continue reading

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Bummin’ Around the Country – At Last!

And it sure felt satisfying (but only with the comforts of Big Blue)! Day 1, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, home to Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5: 122 miles Again, I counted the minutes for about the past two weeks as … Continue reading

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July 2020, A Miraculous Family Reunion!

A Family Gathering in Gridley – Again! Day 1, Saturday, July 18, 2020, home to Gridley via CA99 We had planned weeks ago for another visit to my twin sis, Gale, and her husband, John. They live in the country just … Continue reading

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To Gridley and, Finally, Oregon (The Good Times Margarita Tour!)

Day 1, Sunday, June 14, To Gridley via I-5, CA99: 131 miles The day arrived when we could head north, and for a change, clear to Oregon! En route to Oregon, we would make my sixth grocery run to my … Continue reading

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A 2-fer-1 Deal and Grocery Run #5

Day 1, Saturday, May 30, to Stockton We had an invite from our granddaughter, Breanne, who lives near San Francisco, to come to her dad’s home in Stockton this past Saturday evening because she’d be there. And she wanted to … Continue reading

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The Grocery Runs Continue – #4

Prep-Day, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Readers familiar with my RV adventures aboard Big Blue II are likely aware of my adversarial relationship with the refrigerator aboard the coach. It has been one of frustration and “partial” repairs. Modern RV refrigerators … Continue reading

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…and Another Grocery Run for my Mental Health!

Grocery Run #3 Day 1, Thursday, April 30, to Gridley via CA99, I-5 Although I’d made two nearly identical trips in the prior four weeks, I was looking forward to this trip with excitement. Driving just 240 miles or so … Continue reading

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Overnight Grocery Run #2

Grocery Run #2 Day 1, Thursday, April 16, Home to Gridley via I-5, CA99 Since my last trip, two weeks ago, I planned to head north to Gridley for groceries again – and for all the right reasons: 1. I’d … Continue reading

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To Gridley for My Mental Health – and Groceries!

Day 1, Thursday, April 2, 2020, a mental therapy trip from home to Gridley via CA99, I-5, CA70: 240 miles total trip The Covid-19 scare was in full swing at the time of this trip! My dear Lavonne and I … Continue reading

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A Much Anticipated Trip to Gridley

2020-2-27 Home to Gridley and My Sis via CA99, I-5: 124 miles After the very disappointing – and aborted – Search for Sunshine 2020, I was in a deep funk over the experience. I had to get Big Blue fixed … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019 – and Growing Older With my Twin Sister!

 Christmas 2019 Wednesday, Day 1, Christmas, home to Craig’s Castle in Stockton via CA99, I-5 As sure as Christmas rolls around this time of year, we rolled north to spend the day with family at our son’s lovely home in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2019: Time for Family & Food!

Let’s give thanks – and then pig-out… 2019-11-28 Thursday, Day 1, to Craig’s Castle Thanksgiving seems to roll around every fourth Thursday in November, and plans were already in place to spend time with family. Our Thanksgiving day would be … Continue reading

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Two Visits To Gridley in Two Weeks!

First visit of two to Gale and John’s in the Country in two weeks Day 1, Thursday, October 24, to Gridley via SR99, I-5: 131 miles  It was time to pay a visit to my dear sis and her hubby, … Continue reading

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To Oregon, Colorado and Beyond!

Day 1, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Home to my Sis’ near Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5: 124 miles We hadn’t been on a trip out of Kalifornistan since June’s adventure to Colorado and Arkansas. I was counting down the minutes … Continue reading

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Summer Family Visit in Gridley

Another Visit to My Sis in Gridley Day 1, Tuesday, July 16, home to Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5 It was time to visit my dear twin sis in Gridley even though the summer temps in Gridley would be in … Continue reading

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A Visit to my Sis & John in Gridley

Day 1, Wednesday, home to Gridley via I-5, CA99, CA70 My visit to my sis’s place in Gridley earlier this month didn’t quite count because my dear Wifey wasn’t with me. In fact, I visited twice earlier this month when I drove … Continue reading

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To The Pacific Wonderland!

Another Oregon Adventure: Friday, May 3: Vanity can be an expensive fault, and when it comes to Big Blue, I can be pretty vain. She came with a pretty worn and nondescript mudflap when I bought her, so I had it … Continue reading

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A Second Visit to Gridley in Two Weeks

A second March visit with Gale and John – during  Jill and Craig’s visit from the snowy land of La Pine, Oregon! Day 1, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, to Gridley via I-5, CA99 We learned the past visit that Jill … Continue reading

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The First of Two March Visits to Gridley

Visit with Gale and John – and Kevin, too! Thursday, March 14, 2019, to Gridley via Sacramento Airport It was finally time to hit the road again, this time just a short jaunt to Gridley to visit my twin sis, … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018 and The Twins Turn 75!

Prologue: Nearly 6000 words to describe a 261 mile RV trip?! Absolutely! Our week long celebration of Christmas and The Twins 75th birthday turned out to be something very special – more special than any inkling I had as we planned … Continue reading

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