Winter Plans

We have revised our winter plans. Originally, we were going to make our way down to New Mexico and stay there during winter; however, we’ve grown to love Washington and don’t want to leave yet.

We decided to hibernate for the time being. We want to see how the rain will affect us should we decide to make this our semi-permanent home state.


On that note: we found a house for rent here at Olympia, WA. It’s fully-furnished, 2 bdrm, 1 ba, 2-car garage and a backyard for Owen. There’s also a parking space for our travel trailer, in which Richard is very happy about.

There’s a biking trail nearby and this area we found is nothing but green. Our landlady is very kind and pleasant. We connected immediately upon meeting her. Marilynn Stephens from owns other properties in the downtown Olympia area. She has tenants like a legislator renting out her homes within walking distance from the Capitol.


We are confident our stay here in Olympia is a good move. We look forward to settling in for winter. It’s even better that we’re close to our friends in Tukwila and new friends we made here at our campsite.We check out of American Heritage Campground September 9 and we move into our rental the following day.  I’ll be posting our mailing address on our facebook page for friends and family. We love keeping in touch with all our friends, by the way. It truly makes a difference in our days.

Owen says he’s excited to: have a new room, explore the neighborhood, play in the rain in the backyard that has trees.

I’m looking forward to being in an open indoor space where I can stretch out my arms when I sleep; watch TV and home-educate Owen for longer sessions. But mostly, I am looking forward to having kitchen space where I can cook and bake like a top chef. Blueberry muffins, roasted root vegetables and pumpkin pies are on my top list.

It’ll also be great to have family/friends over from California. If you’re looking to experience Washington during winter and spring, let us know! We’ll welcome you with open arms, hot chai tea and fresh-baked goodies.


River Forks County Park, Roseburg

Sunday, July 21, 2014

We finally found a park within biking distance from our campsite. Added bonus: a fort, river access, large playground, endless greenery and it’s in the 70s. What more could I ask for, right? Well… It’s raining and we’re taking cover under an oak tree. Now that’s more like it!


Enjoying the bike ride to the park.
Enjoying the bike ride to the park.


7-21-14 Roseburg, OR 009


He he played at the playground until he saw.... the fort.
He he played at the playground until he saw…. the fort.


7-21-14 Roseburg, OR 012


Umpqua River
Umpqua River