NOTE: The air conditioner problem was resolved and we finished loading up except for the ice chest. Wednesday we were up and loaded and on the road near noon.
early as she was. Magmor hosted Crown Tourney Saturday and Leofwyna was in the kitchen all day with Haldora cooking feast. We had perfect weather for the day and a wonderful feast. Sunday we helped wih clean-up before hurrying home to get ready to go to Kronberg for a fundraiser for the church roof.
Another ten days gone. Tuesday and Wednesday a little garage reorganizing was attempted. At the sewing table I tried to use up the 1.25 strips but there's still quite a ways to go with those. Thursday I mowed the lawn and packed for the trip. We took Maggie in because of her issues. Friday we loaded up and drove up to Huron, SD. Saturday morning was Sash's "Celebration of Life" at Wolsey with family and community friends. About a dozen Scadians were there including four of the five apprenti and we were invited to join the immediate family at the cemetary for the burial of the ashes. While there I got stung by a bee on the left shoulder. We were also shown where Sash's red oak tree will be planted at the homeplace. Saturday afternoon Leofwyna and I headed west and spent the next four days exploring the Badlands and the Black Hills with a highlight being the evening lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore. Animals we saw while we were gone were bighorn sheep, antelope, prairie dogs, mule-ear deer red squirrel and thirteen-stripe ground squirrel. Thursday was all day driving the long way home.
Tuesday we were up at 9 am and on the road a 10:00 am. I nearly ran us out of gas again at Pleasant Dale but fortunately was able to pull on into a station in Emerald. The RAVs empty is considerably below the E and I lucked out. We pulled into Lincoln at 4 pm and stopped for ice cream before continuing home... arriving at 5 pm. Daylist: mourning dove, sparrow, hawk, deer, robin, flicker, pelicans and turkey. 4,170.8 miles We both agree, it was a very good trip.
Ian from next door had just begun mowing as we pulled in and was done before we finished unloading.
Sunday we were up at 9 am and on the road at 11:30am. We're beginning to be eager to get home; so much so I didn't even record where we stopped for the night in Wyoming (probably Casper Walmart). Day list robin, crow, sparrow, magpie, prairie dogs, meadowlark, antelope, ducks, deer and mourning doves.
Friday we were up at 9 am and on the road at noon (where did our morning go). We hit a rain/hail storm in the pass coming through the mountains. Upon reaching Spokane, MT we were looking for someplace interesting to eat and found the Spokane Falls Skyride in the Riverfront Park. It rained again during supper so we set up for the night at Walmart in Post Falls about 10 pm. Day list: raven, robin, red-winged blackbird, ducks, crow and seagulls.
Friday up at 9:30am and on the road at 11:30 am. We had a 'dinner show' at breakfast with chipmunks trying to steal Leofwyna's oatmeal. If they had succeeded and been caught at it by a ranger it would have caused us to be fined $5,000. Although we were pushing mileage all day to get to Depot Bay to have dinner at the Sea Hag's Friday buffet (turned out there's no longer any buffet done there). We did stop to stretch our legs at Crescent City pier/harbor looking for river otter we'd been told might be there (only sealion was found). We set up for the night at Walmart in Newport, Oregon. Day list: chipmunks, Stellar's jay, centipede, barn swallow, robin, elk, sealions, cormorants, seals, harbor seal, opposum, deer, crow, Grey whales, gannet and egret.