We have been in Grants Pass for a little over a week now and I think everyone that lives here after the unusually wet winter they have had owes us great thanks because it is obvious we brought some sunshine along with us from down south, it just took a few days for it to catch up with us. But looking at the forecast I think that’s about to change.
We have tackled a few things on our list of things to get done while in Oregon so far, we have been researching a new camp stove to carry with us and we made that purchase (a Camp Chef Explorer 60X Pro) and I ran an ad on Craig List and sold the Green Mountain Davey Crockett grill we have carried with us the last 2 years. I think after we use the new stove for a few weeks we might do a more complete update on why we chose to do this but so far after making about 7 meals consisting from everything eggs & bacon to pork chops & steaks I can say we enjoy it so far and I’m having fun learning a new cooking technique.
And we picked up a new phone to replace the old Samsung Galaxy 3 we have had for 5 years that has been giving us huge grief for the last year and just dealt with (the new phone is a Samsung S8 that is a HUUUUUGE improvement over the 3 as you can imagine), we also had our yearly meeting with our financial advisor so that’s out of the way, and we stopped by the Ford shop where we bought our pickup last year to show them a slight upholstery issue on the moon roof cover and scheduled a time to have that fixed and have a service done at the same time.
Because we will be sitting in one spot for a bit we also had our mail sent to us, nothing exciting about that except Diane had a Jury Duty notice that she was supposed to report to in mid-April oooooppps LOL!!! Surprisingly enough when she called them to explain they simply said “no problem it’s all taken care of” and that was that. Dang, when I had my last notice I thought they were going to come haul me off before I could get them to agree to push it off to a later date.
And we made a trip out to the storage unit. We had a few things we wanted to put in and a couple things we wanted to grab. And most important was the Jeep had not been started for a year now and I wanted to fire it up and run it around a bit. I’m happy to say that after hooking the battery up it fired right up like a champ. I sort of miss the ol girl.
I will admit that I had thoughts in the back of my mind the last few months of possibly putting it up for sale during this visit because I just hate leaving things with a motor sitting in storage but after caressing her & letting her wrap herself around me and hearing her purr during our brief encounter this visit I decided I just can’t let her go. Hmmm, I think I just might be able to write a entire romance novel just about the Jeep LOL!!
Like always, because we are in Oregon “a no sales tax state” we tend to make a few more purchases like the new camp stove and I picked up a new pair of tennis shoes, Diane bought some new tops and a few other items, Diane’s also looking for a good small point & shoot camera to replace here old “not so good” camera and we bought the new Mavic Pro toy “drone” and I put my old DJI Phantom 2 on Craig’s List. “We will do a more in depth update on the new Mavic at a later date but it’s an amazing new machine and it is so much more compact and has so many more features that it’s bound to create some great video & grab some great photos for us”.
We haven’t even gotten to the fun stuff like Dr. and dentist and other appointments yet but they are scheduled LOL!!
Speaking of fun stuff our good friend Jim stopped in one morning right after we got here for a short visit and we got together with him and his wife Sue for breakfast at the Train Depot one morning which is a yearly thing. We enjoyed our visit enough that we sat in the restaurant long enough that the breakfast crowd went through and I think some of the early lunch crowd started to roll in LOL!!! (Once again no pictures)
*We will toss some random pictures in now*
We did take a little time one day to make a run down Hells Canyon to see how the river looked after such a wet winter.
When living here going down through this area was one of our favorite things to do to just get away for even a couple hours to take in just some of the beauty in the area and once again we were not disappointed.
Diane’s brother will be coming down next Saturday from Portland and plans to camp at the Valley of the Rouge State Park until Monday and her sister from California will be coming up Wednesday and has reservations at a hotel just down the street and plans to also stay until Monday. It’s been 2 years since we have seen Diane’s Sister and 1 year since we have seen her brother so it will be nice for everyone to get together again.
I guess that’s it for now, the first week flew by pretty quickly as I’m sure the next 3 weeks will do as well.