Category Archives: Travel: Gale & John

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

First 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 … 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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Thanksgiving With The Families 2018

Time to be together with family… Day 1, Thursday, to Craig’s Castle in Stockton via CA99, I-5 I was anxious to hit the road again, even if for just a couple hundred miles over three days. It was Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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A Mini Family Reunion in Gridley!

November 10, 2018 Another Visit to Gale and John’s… Day 1, Saturday, Home to Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99 I was itching to get back on the road again, if only for a couple of days and a single night. … Continue reading

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A Harvest Time Gridley Visit

Day 1, Home to Gale and John’s near Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99 We were due for a visit to see my dear twin sis, Gale, and John near Gridley which is only a bit over a hundred mile drive … Continue reading

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Another Adventure to Colorado and Thirteen Other States

September 10, 2018, Monday, home to Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99: 121 miles It was more than time to head to Denver and make up for that aborted trip back in June due to engine overheating on the Sierra foothills … Continue reading

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Another Quick Trip to Gridley

Monday, August 6, 2018, Day 1, Home to Gridley via I-5, CA99. It was the dog days of summer, and we wanted to go see my twin sis, Gale, and her hubby John, in Gridley – even though the days … Continue reading

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A Brief Trip after the Major Repair…

A Major Repair + A Quick Trip to Gridley… As I patiently awaited the return of Big Blue II from the shop after our latest failed trip to Graceland, it dawned on me that perhaps I should begin the blog … Continue reading

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Another Denver and Beyond Adventure Aborted!

To Denver and the kids… and then? June 11, 2018, Monday, Day 1, to Gridley, CA via CA99: 117 miles It was back in April that we visited Oregon, and my “Search for Sunshine” adventure to Texas was back in … Continue reading

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Another Visit to Oregon

April… and time to hit the road! 2018-4-18, Wednesday, Day 1, Home to my sis’ place in Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5: 118 miles My beloved Big Blue was the shop for four weeks during March, and this month she … Continue reading

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M’Boy Visits from SoCal!

Day 1, Saturday, March 3, 2018, Home to Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5 I told my son, Dean, on my last trip to his place in Oceanside back in August, that I was too old to deal with the hellacious … Continue reading

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My Sweet Lavonne’s 75th Birthday… on Valentine’s Day!

Day 1, Feb. 17, Saturday, Home to Craig’s in Stockton via CA99, I-5: My dear Wifey was born on Valentine’s Day a long, long time ago and Valentine’s Day 2018 marked her 75th birthday! The family planned a big party … Continue reading

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Back on the Road!

Big Blue II makes her inaugural run at Thanksgiving time – and a delayed trip to my sis, Gale and her hubby, John, a few days later… Thursday, November 23, 2017, Home to Craig’s in Stockton: 43 miles total. After … Continue reading

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A Fall Cross-Country Adventure Ends Tragically…

The Adventure that Ended in Tragedy… During the days leading up to our Fall adventure… Our adventure was planned for almost a month, and honestly, I was like a kid waiting for Christmas – I counted down the weeks, the … Continue reading

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A Summertime Visit to my Sis in Gridley…

Day 1, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Home to Gridley, CA via I-5, SR99: 122 miles This trip was first planned to be a week earlier, but summertime in the Central Valley being what it is, and the forecast predicting 109° … Continue reading

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June 2017 To Gridley and on to Denver!

2017-6-12, Day 1, Monday, Home to Gridley via SR99, I-5: 123 miles It was just three weeks since I got home from my 16 state adventure to Dean’s in Oceanside and beyond – clear to Kentucky. And it was a … Continue reading

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A Short Trip to Gridley With the New Roof!

On The Road Again! April 12-13, 2017 Wednesday, Day 1, To Gridley and Oroville via I-5, SR99: 161 miles It was past time to visit my twin sis and husband again. I was delighted to pull the coach up to the house … Continue reading

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