Cowans Gap State Park

Our first camping trip took us to Cowans Gap.  It was a great trip.  The grandkids had fun and so did the adults.  I am not sure if the kids wore out the parents or if it was the other way around.  While the parents were busy with the kids, Grandpa and Oma, had a nice relaxing time walking around the lake, reading, and take photos.

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We headed out as soon as the girls got home from school.  They had Friday and Monday off, so we had a nice long weekend.

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LaCrosse’

Our son, Cade, and his daughter, Brodie, moved to York when we left Washington to come home.  After Cade got her into school, Holy Trinity, he told her to pick out a sport to play.  We suggested all of the regular sports and she wasn’t interested.

Then one day she comes home from school she shoots upstairs where I am where she tells me about a new game they played at school.  It had something to do with catching a ball with a net.  I ask what it is it called; she says she doesn’t know.  Then she tells me she has a paperwork on it.

The sport was called LaCrosse which none of us from Alaska never had any experience with it.  Now though we are all getting into it.  Cade has become the Most Valuable Dad.  He brings snacks and drinks to all practices.

Brodie loves playing goalie.  She can really toss the ball.  Her team knows she tosses it really far and are ready for her toss.

GO IRISH!

We are now a LaCrosse family.  Brodie told us we will be going to a lot of games for a long time.

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Out of the Wind and Icy Roads

After a rocky night and a big, white boy who was afraid of the rocking of the motorhome then ended up in our bed for the night we pulled out at 8:30.

We crossed the Continental Divide at 7000 ft. at 8:30. Then again at 6930 feet and 940am. It is so funny to cross it so many times.

After about an hour and an half of driving the roads were clearing and the wind was slowing down.

The east bound traffic on I80 was closed. Before we left Wyoming we saw the traffic backed up 4 or 5 miles 4 semis wide on the 2 lanes. Sure glad we weren’t going that way.

We got Utah 12:23. David is back in his RV driving mode. That was our 10th state. We stopped for gas. It was$3.69. We hit I84. We will be on this almost to Portland, Oregon.

We hit Idaho at 3:33 our 11th state. We stopped in a rest stop for the night around 4. We went 413.5 miles.

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Gusting Winds, Sliding, Road Closure, & Flying J

We got up at 5:45 and 16 degrees. We decided we wouldn’t leave until totally light.

We left at 8:28. It was clear, sunny and very windy.

The wind is terrible with gust up to 70 mph. The wind has caused us to slide many times.  Once again I thank God that David is an old, Alaskan school bus driver.

It keeps saying that our next highway is closed 30 miles from Rawlins. We just keep going, no way we are turning back.  David is driving about 35 mph.  He is fighting the wind all the way.

We got to Muddy Gap Junction.  The wind was so bad there I actually thought it would blow us over.  Harrison was so scared he actually cried.  He doesn’t like the wind blowing the motorhome. David went into the gas station and the guy told him the road was open, so we headed out. 

We crossed the Continental Divide at 1:05 at a 6720 feet. A few minutes later we hit the road closer.  I am glad we weren’t in our car because we could get comfortable to wait.  We were finally on the move at 3:32. The wind and roads are not good. There was even an Amazon truck that slid off the road.

Getting out of the Continental Divide Basin we were up to 7114 feet.  We got to Rawlins at 4:20.

We stopped for gas but it wouldn’t take cards.  David forgot our gas cap there but didn’t realize until we were on I80. Soon as we got on I80 I saw a Flying J.  It was so packed we could hardly find a place for the night. We were gassed up and settled in by 6.

Harrison was so scared he ended up in our bed.  He has never done that before.

Of course, it was a very intense day for us and lots of prayers.  We only made it 218 miles.

I will add more photos when I can,  the  internet here is too weak to upload. I will do it when I can.

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Boondocking

We went into Today’s Harvest to get some coffee and fresh donuts. The people are very friendly. The store is adorable

We left New Paris at 8:37 a.m. this morning. It was 18 degrees.

David wanted to see how much gas the generator used during the night. He stopped to fill up. He figures it uses about a gallon an hour. Gas is still getting cheaper, $2.99.

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Today’s Harvest

We left the house at 8:48am for our next great adventure. Heading to Harrisburg we hit a little rain. Once we got on Highway 76, a toll road, the skies started to clear.

Our good friends, the Flat Ole Hippies, decided to join us on this trip. They are always a lot of fun.

We are driving in the rain again. At least it is not pouring.

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Crazy Life

It has been a long time since I posted.  I guess it all started when I decided to make everyone’s gift.  I should have started a lot earlier.  I have learned from this Christmas.

Anyway David and the girls got all the leaves up during the fall.

The girls even got Dad in the leaves.  Kate thought it was fun to sit in front of the leaf blower.

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Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat

Every time we drive through Harrisburg we go over the Susquehanna River.  I always saw the paddle wheeler.  I checked into it and found that they have special events and a 45 minute river ride.  We thought this sounded like fun, so we got tickets for our family.

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David and I rode with Christina and Maria.  Heather and Dan met us there.  I took a few photos while we waited for them to get there.

The other kids were running a little late because Kate had to go to the doctor.  She told Mommy that her ear hurt.  She was not running a temperature or acting like she felt bad but Heather thought she better get her checked out.  It was a good thing too because she did have a ear infection.

David went to meet them when they got there, so they could find us.

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Due to Covid-19 we were required to wear a masks and there were limited people allowed.  I had made our reservations so we were good to go.

They might not look like it but the girls were really excited about riding on the boat. They couldn’t wait to get on the boat.  Of course, Bekka, didn’t think there was enough woggie, water, because she asked for more the whole ride.

We decided to check out the inside.

Then back outside for some photo ops.

Now it was time to head back to the dock.

After our ride I went home with Heather to help her organize her dressing room.  David rode home with Christina and came over to get me later.  We stayed to have dinner at their house.

While we were at the kids house Bekka started pushing her sister, Kate, in their car.  All of a sudden she stopped and ran into the house.  She came out with their twin babies, then handed them to her sister.  Bekka then continued to push her sister.

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On Sunday Heather came over for the day, so I could help with Bekka while she took care of Kate.  Kate started running a fever and was really in pain from her ear.  She had been up all night and Mommy didn’t get any sleep.  Heather always tries to let Dan have Sundays off from taking care of girls.  David and I played with Bekka.  Mommy and Kate got a little nap which helped them.  Before they left though Bekka came running over to our couch and jumped up.

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This is how she ended up.  Mommy asked her if she was comfortable and she said yes.  She stayed like this for a while before she decided to get down.

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Creekside Farm

Well I have been so busy lately I haven’t taken the time to sit down and write, so I am a little time behind.

We took the girls to a tractor show at Creekside Farm.  It was time to play in the sunflower fields.  The farm is really cool and I am sure we will be back different times of the year for the different seasons.  I see that pumpkin season starts on September 4th.

This is their web page if you want more information:

https://creeksidefarmmarket.org/

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Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

We went with Heather’s family to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.  We wanted it to  be somewhere that will be safe for all of us from Covid-19.  We went for the self guided walking tour first using social distancing and when in the reptile building we masked up.  The girls are doing well learning to wear their mask.

As we walked to the ticket stand we saw a peacock hanging out in the parking lot.

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As we went through the gates we first saw a zebra.

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