Sunday, August 29, 2010 Lorraine’s report
We’re still here in Blaine, WA and we’ve moved back to 1000 Trails. The weather has gotten a lot cooler in the daytime, as well as the nights. It is only in the mid 70 degree range during the daytime and down to the mid 40’s at night. Last night, I had a hard time warming up. This week the rain is suppose to come in.
Well, last Sunday, we went to dinner with Richard and Sandy. Sandy works at the Silver Reef Casino, and once a year they give their employees a free dinner to their fabulous steak house. Sandy was able to secure one extra comp from a cousin/friend, so she and Richard invited us to go with them to dinner. We had a fabulous dinner with them and enjoyed a wonderful time together. Thank you Richard and Sandy for being such great friends to us, we really appreciate you both.
Monday found me cleaning my part of the closet, changing sheets and doing laundry. Ray came over to remind us we had said we would go to the luncheon buffet at the Silver Reef with them. Good thing, too, because we had told Rob/Norma and Rick/Joy about the special at SRC and all of us wanted to go.
Only thing, the special is on until 2 pm. No problem, we worked it all out and the 10 of us, Ray/Barb, their friends Tom, and I didn’t get to meet his wife, so I can’t remember her name, Rob/Norma, Rick/Joy all showed up for lunch.
We were told we had an hour’s wait before we could be seated. That was fine with most of us, so we played the machines while waiting. The lunch at SRC was very good, and I think all of us had a great time. Several of us were up for the day, including me.
From there Norma, Joy and I went into town to pick up my new glasses, while Rick took Chuck to Costco for his new glasses. Rob chose to stay and play at the casino.
Afterwards, we all came back to our rig and visited.
The next day was a stay at home day, with me doing Norma and Joy’s toe nails. Chuck and Rick helped Rob while he continued working on his lot, putting up a stone backdrop to keep the dirt from running onto the patio. We enjoyed leftover chicken and turkey salad from my sister’s anniversary party for lunch.
Thelma and John came over that evening, and I had asked Rob/Norma, and Rick/Joy over to visit with them. We had hoped a friend, Garth/Deen had their campfire, but we didn’t see them come back from town in time, so we just visited until late in our rig. The stories were great with fun times for all.
Wednesday was moving into 1000 Trails day. We both were busy cleaning after the move, mopping, washing all the counter tops, and woodwork, and setting up.
We also had said our good byes to Rick and Joy, who were heading back to BC; she had to go back to work Thursday. Thank you both for all the good times with us. Hopefully, we will see you this winter in CA/AZ.
We then went to meet friends from Chuck’s work, Steve and Linda. They had invited Jan and Glen and Bruce and Karen to join us for dinner at Chihuahua’s. Chuck, Steve, Glen and Bruce all worked at BP together, so it was like old home week for them.
Afterwards we went by Steve and Lin’s home. Steve had questions about RVing and motor homes versus 5th wheels. Hopefully, we helped.
The next day Chuck and I went by Rob/Norma’s. I needed to run some errands, and asked Norma to go with me. Chuck stayed with Rob and helped him put a new roof on his shed. Everyone was happy, the guys because they didn’t have to go shopping and the gals because they got to go shopping. Returning home later on, Rob and Norma took us to Bob’s burgers for dinner.
Friday, I got the results from all the tests the Doctor ordered. Good news, my liver is finally back to normal. The doc said it was like that incident two years ago didn’t happen. But, my cholesterol is slowing going up, so he ordered a low dosage of medicine to help lower it. I have arthritis not Rheumatoid arthritis, which was a worry. Other than adding Vitamin D to what I need to take, I’m doing okay. Yeah!
After the doctor visit, Bob, Alice and Joe came over to the rig for a visit. We had to cut this visit short because we had promised Rob/Norma we would go to there rig for dinner. We had a lovely dinner with them. We then went to Silver Reef for a bit, only this time, no luck.
Saturday, Sandy and Richard had asked us to go to the Ferndale Street Fair with them. We met up with them and spent a sunny afternoon eating our way through the fair. I was amazed at how much the street fair had grown to over cover most of Main Street in town. Later on we went back to Richard/Sandy’s town house for B B Que.
This whole week we have been busy seeing and visiting friends. What a great way to spend your time! Thank you everyone….as I said before. I needed this!
Until next time…..Lorraine
8/29/10 Chuck’s report
Wow, here it is almost September, where did the time go?
Well, the fall rainy season hasn’t started yet so we are still here in the area. It’s been another week sort of like the prior three, visiting with family and friends, most of time at lunch or dinner. During my doctor visit, I told our new doctor I would stop eating donuts but didn’t say anything about buffets, I ain’t that dumb.
We’ve spent a lot of time with our friends from Canada, Rick/Joy, who left for home on Wednesday and Rob/Norma who leave today. We may have talked both couples into meeting us in California and Arizona this winter, hope it works out. They won’t be able to leave until after Christmas so we still have lots of time to plan and organize this.
Last Sunday our friends Richard/Sandy treated us to dinner at the Steak House at the Silver Reef Casino. What a good meal, I think this may be one of the best steak places North of Seattle. Thanks for a very good dinner and very good time.
Monday found us back at the Reef for their senior buffet lunch with 55% off the price, comes to about $5/person. We met our friends Ray/Barb and their friend from Seattle Tom/his wife (sorry but I can’t remember her name now) there. Rick/Joy and Rob/Norma came along also so we once again had a very good time with lots of good conversation and laughter. Later some of the gals went to town to pick up Lorraine’s glasses and do some shopping. Rick gave me a ride to Costco so I could pick up my glasses too.
Tuesday evening John/Thelma came over to our coach. We actually met our Canadian friends through them so of course they wanted to stop by and see them too. We ended up having a good visit with lots of laughter once again.
Wednesday morning was moving day for us, all of 5 miles back to 100 Trails/Naco here in Birch Bay. Once we picked out a likely spot, we checked for satellite coverage and got settled in. Lorraine was in a cleaning mood, I shook out the rugs and mopped the floor and tried to stay out of her way. Later we met with some of my ex-coworkers for dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. We had a very good time with Glen/Jan, Steve/Lin and Bruce/Karen and a good meal. Thanks for picking up the tab Steve, that was very nice of you.
After dinner we stopped by Steve/Lin’s beautiful house to continue our visit. They are considering buying either a newer 5th wheel or a motor home so they can travel more. We gave them our ideas and suggestions and wish them well on their new purchase. I also tried to convince them to meet us down South this winter but don’t think they can work it out this year, maybe next.
Thursday Lorraine wanted to go shopping, yippy for me, right? But first we stopped by to see Rob/Norma. They have finished the landscaping and Rob had picked up the material to redo the roof on their storage building. Somehow I was able to get Norma to go shopping with Lorraine while I stayed to “help” Rob on his roofing job. We managed to finish up just as the gals were returning from their shopping trip. Later we went to dinner with them before calling it a full day. And once again Rob, it wasn’t necessary for you to pick up the tab although we appreciate it.
Friday morning Lorraine had her follow-up visit with our new doctor. During her first visit they found she needed a few more blood tests and this visit was to go over the results of those test. Almost everything was fine, especially the fact her liver tests were all good to great. The only issue was her cholesterol was elevated a bit. After going over the different treatments they decided to try a new prescription for her, with a follow-up blood test in three months. We will be in California by then so they will send the results to her doctor for review and any changes if needed.
Friday afternoon a couple more of my ex-coworkers came by the coach for visit. We had a good time visiting with Bob and Joe/Alice. Between us we have over 90 years experience working at the refinery so we’ve know each other for a long time. We did have a good time reminiscing about old times and old friends. We also made plans to get together with some more of our coworkers on Monday evening over dinner.
We broke up our meeting too soon because Lorraine and I had plans to go to Rob/Norma’s place for dinner. After dinner we once again headed out to the casino for a couple hours of slot play. This time I was good, I didn’t play any machines, only people watched. I did offer to split a $2300 jackpot with a guy who won but for some reason he didn’t want to share. Some people huh?
Saturday found us once again meeting with Richard/Sandy, this time at the Ferndale Street Fair. Boy has this event grown over the years. There are lots of display, product and food booths plus they have bands playing. They also had a car show, some really nice ones were out this time. We also met some other friends who were there but boy was it crowed with lots of people. Later we went by Richard/Sandy’s house for a Bar-B-Q and to watch the Seahawks play their third pre-season game.
So that brings us up-to-date for another week. We don’t have too much planned this week but if the last three weeks are any indication, we will find something to keep us busy. We may move back to Beachwood before Labor Day or we can stay here and move there after Labor Day, we will play that by ear I guess.
We don’t know how long we will stay in this area, I’m guessing mid-September. And we haven’t decided on the route we will be taking when we do leave. We are both starting to get “hitch itch” and are ready to get back on the road. And of course, we are missing our daughter and grand daughter, our next scheduled stop. Lorraine saw them in April for our grand daughter’s 5th birthday, I haven’t seen them since last Christmas.
At this point I usually add a few pictures of our week. This time I’m having problems with my computer and the SD card from our camera so I can’t add any. But if I were able, you would see pictures of our friends, our dinner at the steakhouse and some cars from the car show. So with that, maybe you can just picture them in your mind, ha.
And with that, I’ll stop now and get this posted. ‘Till next time Chuck