Monday, March 18, 2013

How Long Has It Been?

March 19, 2013 marks the One Year Anniversary that Joan and I have been on the road living in our RV. We left Florida last year headed to Oregon and the start of our adventure. And what a year it's been. We've been trying to think of a way to share with you all the wonderful things we've seen during the course of our first year. But to be honest there's just too much to condense into a single blog. So we poured over all of our pics and selected the ones below just to give you a small snapshot..........

Triple Arch - Moab, UT
Mesa Verde, CO

Multanomah Falls
Colombia River Gorge, OR
Crescent City, CA Oregon Coast Trip

Mt Hood, OR
Crater Lake, OR
Trouble in Paradise
Oklahoma City, OK
Redwood National Park, CA

Hoover Dam

Mt Hood - Viewed from Larch Mountain

1 Mile from our Destination in Mt Hood National Forest

Tulip Festival - WA

Mt Rainier, WA

The Resort on the Mountain - OR

Stonehenge - Colombia River Gorge
Lake Mead NRA
Lake Mead NRA
Bryce Canyon UT
Zion National Park

Deschutes State Park, Or

Bagby Springs, Mt Hood National Forest

Our Home - Summer 2012
Mt Hood National Forest

Valley of Fire, NV
Rock Climbing - Lake Mead

Mt St Helen, WA

Colombia River Gorge, OR - (CRG)

Our Friends (co-workers)
Mt Hood National Forest
Bitter Springs Trail
Lake Mead 

Green Acres (not really)
Bagby Springs, OR

July 4th - Mt Hood

Sisters, OR

Mt Hood

Joan's Garden - Estacada, OR

Oregon Coast Line

Olympic Mountains from Puget Sound

Oregon Dunes National Park - Florence OR

Flying Kayaks-Clackamas River

Felling Trees - Mt Hood

We start our second year with two weeks left at Lake Mead. Then we're headed to Nathrop, CO to work at Chalk Creek Campground for the summer. And we're planning on returning to Lake Mead this fall as we've accepted a position Road Monitoring. Sounds fun. So we at least have an idea where we'll be, but neither one of us has any idea as to all the things we're liable to see and do during this next year.

Stay Tuned. More to Come

Saturday, March 9, 2013

7 Down, 3 To Go

Joan Making Sure It's Clean

It's hard to believe our time at Echo Bay is just about over. We've been here for 7 weeks and we have had a great time. Only three weeks left until we finish our volunteer position and head towards Colorado for the summer.

The last two weeks we have continued to work a little, play a little. We've made four trips into the Valley of Fire in two weeks and we continue to see new things that we haven't seen before.

The multitude of colors throughout the rocks is amazing. I'll show you a few pics, but check out Joan's Facebook albums if you want to see more.


Last week we decided to take a few days off and visit Zion National Park in Utah.

We spent two days hiking and sightseeing in and around Zion. All combined we hiked about 6 miles while we were there.

On the way home we drove a little further north to see Bryce Canyon.

There was still snow scattered throughout Bryce and the vistas were beautiful.

Almost as an afterthought we decided to drive through Kolob Canyon (the northwest portion of Zion located right alongside I-15.

Even though the drive through Kolob is only five miles long it is definitely worth the effort. It's almost like a miniature Zion.

The stargazers were due in this weekend but the weather just wouldn't cooperate. Instead of being warm and clear it was cloudy, cool and rainy. Even though the campground wasn't used, all the work we put into prepping it sure made it look great!

Stay Tuned. More to Come.