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    A Washington Story

    Day 28 of our virtual road trip takes us north from Oregon to Washington. We currently live about 5 miles from the Washington state line. Spokane is our nearest “city” (about 20 miles away), and we go over there 2 or 3 times a month probably. I’ve never actually lived in Washington but it’s almost as if I have. Funny story:…

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    An Oregon Story

    Day 27 of our virtual road trip takes us north from California to Oregon. Four years ago we went on vacation to the Oregon coast. For today’s post I thought I’d share some of the highlights of that vacation. On our way to the coast we stopped at Multnomah Falls. Multnomah Falls We took our trailer and stayed at a nice…

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    A California Story

    Day 26 of our virtual road trip takes us west from Nevada to California. Lyle and I lived in California for about 15 months in 1988 and 1989, but rather than tell about that, I decided to interview the California boy I married. Lyle grew up in Vallejo which is in the San Francisco Bay area. “Would now be a good time…

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    A Nevada Story

    Day 25 of our virtual road trip takes us northwest from Arizona to Nevada. About 2 years ago Lyle told me that his boss was going to send him to Las Vegas for a trade show. Neither of us had been to Vegas, and really had no desire to go, but if Lyle was going I wanted to go. I had…

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    An Arizona Story

    Day 24 of our virtual road trip takes us south from Utah to Arizona… and of course I have to share about the Grand Canyon. I’ve been there twice (in 2006 and 2015), both times for short visits. Our 2006 visit to the Grand Canyon: Grand Canyon Our 2015 visit to the Grand Canyon: Our Visit to the Grand Canyon…

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    A Utah Story

    Day 23 of our virtual road trip takes us southwest from Wyoming to Utah. Here’s the account of one of my favorite days we have spent in Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park Have you been to Utah? If so, please share a memory in the comments! That will make this series even more fun!

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    A Wyoming Story

    Day 22 of our virtual road trip takes us north from Colorado to Wyoming. We have driven across Wyoming many times and spent the night as we passed through several times as well. The main things that are distinctive about Wyoming to me are the wind and the antelope. It seems like it is always windy as we drive across the Wyoming plains……

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    A Colorado Story

    Day 21 of our virtual road trip takes us southwest from South Dakota to Colorado. We lived in Colorado from January 2014 to May 2016, and we have also visited it several times. For today’s post I’m going to re-share a few of previous posts I’ve written about some of my favorite experiences in Colorado: Pikes Peak The John Wayne Room…

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    A South Dakota Story

    Day 20 of our virtual road trip takes us south from North Dakota to South Dakota. When I was a little girl I had no idea where South Dakota was, but I had seen pictures of Mount Rushmore with the four presidents carved into the mountain. Funny story about that: I honestly thought that was a natural phenomena! I mean, why else…

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    A North Dakota Story

    Day 19 of our virtual road trip takes us west from Minnesota to North Dakota. My first visit to North Dakota was in 2007 on the same road trip I mentioned yesterday. We were traveling with our trailer that year. We had crossed Montana and pulled into a rest area near Theodore Roosevelt National Park after dark the night before. We…