|We continued traveling down the beautiful Oregon coast to Tillamook and camped by this World War II blimp hangar...|
|...then we toured the Tillamook factory and had to try the ice cream that everyone claims is the best. (It almost compares to MOOMERS). It was interesting to learn the history of how this area became known today as the "Dairyland." Of course our campground had the aroma of cows to get used to.|
|As we drove south on hwy 20 around Oroville, CA., there were miles of ricefields filled with thousands of Greater white fronted geese or "Specks" as the locals call them.|
|Our camping spot in my sister's backyard.|
|BOO loved it when their dogs visited him at the motorhome.|
|My sister and husband.|
|My nephew and his wife enjoying their Willie boat. They announced in March they were expecting in June....|
and the new boat was delivered on time.
|My niece and her family excited about their new home.|
|My baby brother - so huggable!|
|My nephew and his girlfriend|
Again this year I spent the day with my friend Sally Drone enjoying a MET Opera in Grass Valley's DEL ORO Theater. Then she took me on a tour of Nevada City. I like downtown Grass Valley but Nevada City is even better with its beautiful 1800's architecture. (Sally - I wish I would have taken a picture of YOU)
The timing was right when we left my family. Two days prior they had significant snowfall in the mountains. We picked a good day to travel over Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mtns.
|The ghost town of Rhyolite, at the NE entrance of Death Valley, was fun to visit.|
|The above ghosts and "Ghost Rider" were sculpted |
by Albert Szukalski in 1984
|The Bottle House in Rhyolite, built by Saloon owner Tom Kelly |
in 1906 at age 76.
|Many areas of the park were closed due to flooding. |
We did enjoy a 4 mile hike through the Golden Canyon.
I've always wanted to visit the Opera House in Death Valley Jct. I timed it right for a morning tour with this group visiting from San Diego.This Youtube explains a bit about it: MARTA BECKET'S OPERA HOUSE
|Marta painted her own audience on the interior walls. Amazing.|
|Happy Hour at Tecopa Palms RV Park. Commercial parks aren't for Dick. He was being a good sport and singing along. (yes, Evelyn, he's playing the accordion!)|
|Corvair Ultravan motorhome|
|We passed by this RV parked in Tecopa Hot Springs|
|This sign was modest compared to some things advertised in Nevada|
Next stop Borrego Springs.....