Trip out west without the boat

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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by kmclemore » Thu May 13, 2021 8:09 pm

We are also headed west, and our trip will be in the first three weeks of June. Colorado, Utah, and perhaps north of there... still forming our plans. Our son lives in Boulder, so we'll be visiting him as well.

Oh, and Richard, in looking at your blog I see you passed right in front of our house on Lake Champlain in June, 2019. We have a house on the tip of Point Au Fer, just south of Rouses Point. I see you stopped in Gaines Marina - we keep our boats moored in the next marina closer to Canada, Barcomb's Marina, walking distance to Gaines! Sad that we didn't know you were in the neighborhood - we'd have treated you to dinner!

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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by ris » Fri May 21, 2021 7:24 pm

I will remember you said that because hopefully in 22 if Canada opens its borders we will do kind of the same route but come down into lake Champlain in the August September time frame. We will trailer our boat from Florida to Hudson Falls New York where we will leave our trailer and truck as we travel the Erie canal, then up to lake Ontario, thousand islands maybe the Trent Severn then the Rideau to Ottawa go to Montreal then out the Saint Lawrence to Sorel and then down into Lake Champlain.

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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by kmclemore » Sun May 23, 2021 11:15 am

ris wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 7:24 pm
I will remember you said that because hopefully in 22 if Canada opens its borders we will do kind of the same route but come down into lake Champlain in the August September time frame. We will trailer our boat from Florida to Hudson Falls New York where we will leave our trailer and truck as we travel the Erie canal, then up to lake Ontario, thousand islands maybe the Trent Severn then the Rideau to Ottawa go to Montreal then out the Saint Lawrence to Sorel and then down into Lake Champlain.

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I'll look forward to it. PM me when you've firmed up your plans nearer to the date.

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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by ris » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:15 pm

We have been at crater Lake for two days and Saturday morning we had for Panther flat Campground near Crescent city California if any you Mac owners are in the area and want to meet up just send me a text or a private message we’re having fun, temperatures are great, hope to see the redwoods in the next five days while we are at Panther flat Campground in Northern California
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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by NiceAft » Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:16 pm

Rich,

Make certain you check about where you are going to see the Redwoods. One of those locations was severely burned by one of the major fires California has been having. That particular park has restricted visiting.

I believe Muir Woods is open.
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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by ris » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:21 pm

Thanks Ray for the info. Nice painting.
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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by Chinook » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:52 pm

Hi Richard and Jill,

If you get to the Redwood National Park near Orick, check out the campground at Stone Lagoon. Sandy's folks built it from scratch in the '70's. We will be out with our boat from June 10 till around July 1 or 2. I've been trying to keep mid July clear, in hopes that you'll get up our way. Keep us posted on your progress and estimated timing.

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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by ris » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:43 pm

Mike we will be there around 9 or 10 July, will firm up if you will text me when you return home. We are looking forward to seeing you.
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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by C Buchs » Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:52 am

Ris:
If you pass near Portland or The Columbia River Gorge, let me know. I'd also love to say hi.

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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by Chinook » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:12 am

That should work out very well. We should get home a little over a week before then. I'm not sure I still have your cell number handy. If you can PM me the number, I'll send you a text when we get back.

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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by Tomfoolery » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:12 am

C Buchs wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:52 am
Ris:
If you pass near Portland or The Columbia River Gorge, let me know. I'd also love to say hi.

Jeff
And if you pass through the Bonneville Navigation Lock, rest easy knowing that I did some of the mechanical and controls design work on the big ugly crane there. 8)

Just don't get under it. :?

I was young(ish) then. :|

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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by C Buchs » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:08 pm

Tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:12 am
C Buchs wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:52 am
Ris:
If you pass near Portland or The Columbia River Gorge, let me know. I'd also love to say hi.

Jeff
And if you pass through the Bonneville Navigation Lock, rest easy knowing that I did some of the mechanical and controls design work on the big ugly crane there. 8)

Just don't get under it. :?

I was young(ish) then. :|

And you just never know. :o


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Tom:
The closest we've come to Bonneville Dam by boat is Beacon Rock. We've thought about trailering upriver and coming home. No matter which way we do it, when we do, I'll take a picture of your crane and post it here for you!

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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by ris » Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:56 pm

We are on the hood canal in Northwestern Washington. This is about as far as you can get from frostproof Florida and I woke up with a hernia. Hopefully get it fixed Friday, 9 July and plan on hitting the road again in our trailer by Thursday of this next week if all goes well. About a week after that we hope to meet up with Chinook in Central Washington and he’s going to take us sailing on a McGregor. We have actually only sailed about two hours on McGregor even though we have traveled over 12,000 miles on one. Before the hernia operation we had been crabbing for Dungeness and rock crabs in the hood canal along with gathering clams that are about 4 inches wide when the tide was low and getting oysters off the rocks. It has been a seafood feast. The operation seem to have gone well feeling pretty good hope to leave here and continue our land journey by Thursday.
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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by Tomfoolery » Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:51 am

ris wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:56 pm
. . . and plan on hitting the road again in our trailer by Thursday of this next week if all goes well.
Richard - what trailer are you towing? I've looked back through the thread and didn't see any mention of it, though I could easily have missed it of course. Just curious, is all. :wink:
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Re: Trip out west without the boat

Post by Be Free » Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:05 am

I'm really sorry to hear about your health problems. I hope everything goes well.
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