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Jodee Gravel
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May 2013 begins this blog and 27 months until we hit the road in our rv for fulltime travel.
May 2013 begins this blog and 27 months until we hit the road in our rv for fulltime travel.

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Why We Go to This Big City
July 16-21, 2017 Issaquah, Washington Sunday's drive is our first Interstate-only since May. As expected, the traffic gets worse the closer we get to Seattle.  Sunday morning, let's all go to Seattle! So it's a slow drive until we get to I-90 heading east, ...

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Why We Go to This Big City
July 16-21, 2017 Issaquah, Washington Sunday's drive is our first Interstate-only since May. As expected, the traffic gets worse the closer we get to Seattle.  Sunday morning, let's all go to Seattle! So it's a slow drive until we get to I-90 heading east, ...

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The Unexpected Pleasure of New Friends
August 12-15, 2017 Olympia, Washington Bill's cousin was living in Olympia when I included the city in our route. When we found out she moved I remembered that a nice couple we met in Colorado also spend their summers here (they're on the road the rest of t...

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The Top of Oregon at the End of the Columbia
July 8-12, 2017 Astoria, Oregon Surrounded by the Columbia and Young Rivers, Astoria is a beautiful little port town with an artsy yet sophisticated feel. This is our second visit, and once again I didn't give us enough time to see everything. When I couldn...

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Return to Yaquina Head Light
July 7, 2017 Newport, Oregon Two years ago I fell in love with the beauty of Yaquina Head Lighthouse. We visited on a cloudy day, and again when the sun was shining. Both were spectacular, and very different. It was a must-see again this stop, so Friday we ...

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Making the Best of Changed Plans
July 1-6, 2017 Newport, Oregon After a final day in Garibaldi of housekeeping and a last meal at our favorite Parkview Restaurant, Sunday morning we head south again. Although our travels will continue north for several more weeks, we arranged back in Octob...

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Sad to Leave, Happy to Go
June 26-30, 2017 Garibaldi, Oregon Life is good when the place you're at is so wonderful you don't want to leave it, AND the next place is so fun you can't wait to go there! We're glad we had three weeks in the Tillamook area, and know we'll come back for a...

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Big Fires and Small Harbors
June 22-2, 2017 Garibaldi, Oregon Timber is a large part of Tillamook's history. When 350,000 acres burned every tree in sight over three devastating fires, there was much doubt about a sustainable economy. The fires occurred every six years, becoming known...

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Slowing Down
June 14-21, 2017 Garibaldi, Oregon For us, the best part of staying in one spot is the opportunity to slow down and just be. Not having to choose one day trip over another, spending lazy days at home, not caring about a few days of rain, getting to know an ...

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Imitation is the Greatest Form of Flattery
June 12-13, 2017 Garibaldi, Oregon Watching the temps soar in other parts of the country, we're especially happy to be settled on the Oregon coast for a few weeks. Our highs of 65 are nearly 20 degrees lower than the lows in Arizona! Two years ago we made a...
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