We have finished up with our 6 day visit to Portland and have made another move. We spent some time visiting with Diane’s Mom which was the main reason for us going to Portland. She turns 91 at the end of the month. Last year for her 90th she wanted to go bowling and this year she is pretty much bed & chair ridden and hardly puts sentences together, what a difference 1 year can make.
We won’t go into all the family stuff but I bet there are a number of you that have gone through this type of thing. She seems content being in her room listening to old time music with short stents out on her deck in the sunshine in her own little world.
Other than visiting family we did take a day for a road trip to Mount Saint Helens. I thought I had a route planned that we could accomplish in a nice half day outing but as it turned out I was wrong. We left home about 9am and didn’t make it back home until after 7PM. But it was a nice drive and it was a good excuse to stop for dinner, we didn’t even pack a lunch because we didn’t figure we would be gone so long.
Obviously everyone has heard about Mount Saint Helens so we will just share a few pictures from our day.
We spent 6 days in Portland and on Tuesday July 5th we lifted our jacks and drove 250 miles back to Grants Pass to pick up our new 2016 F150 pickup and start the process of getting it ready to tow along with us. We have a lot to do and almost every day has something scheduled to be done until we hope to depart on July 12th.
We are a couple days into the process at this point and already we have hit a slight roadblock that has put us behind but we won’t go into that in this update, we will in the next one. So keep your fingers crossed for us having a smooth transition.