Monday, May 23, 2016

It Truly Seemed Like What Paradise Might Really Be Like

We recently attended  one of our FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) Lewis & Clark Chapter Rallies at Thousand Trails Paradise RV Campgrounds near Morton, Washington. There were approximately 50 members there. 

Please click on the pictures to enlarge. Thank you

We met new friends including Judy and Denny,

We learned a new to us card game called "TENS" and also played another favorite game FAST TRACK. What made it so fun was approximately 30 people stayed after the evening meal to play games.  How would I describe this fun club?  Well, they love to travel, eat, and play games.

His friend Gary told him "Joe you lost the Elvis look, but the new cut looks great, just like mine"

His friends were constantly amazed at his strength and stamina... 

He pitched for 3 hours on two different days while he was there. 

After a time of rest he was ready to go on to the next activity.

Paradise Campgrounds has two ponds that are stocked with trout.  The fish license was $4.00 for the day. He didn't catch any fish but enjoyed the fun.
Fishing wasn't just for the guys. Nancy and a few other gals enjoyed fishing also.

Russ was the winner with three nice size trout.

We didn't tow our car this time but our "neighbors" Scott and Lois invited us to go for a ride to check out  Taidnapam Park  a forested campground with a popular fishing bridge on Riffe Lake (formed by Mossyrock Dam) in Lewis County. It is a beautiful campground.


I took the following pictures on a walk around the campgrounds.

It is said "all good things must come to an end". It was a wonderful break for us. Joe gained 6 1/2 pounds on this three week break. This is a good thing because he looses weight after each chemo session. We enjoyed seeing all our L&C friends again. The love they showered on us was so sweet.  The gals were there to greet us when we drove in and the guys were there to help Joe get the rig set up. Those of you who know me well, know the tears come easy but these were tears of love and gratitude. Thank you all for your continued prayers and good thoughts. Please remember David and Marsha Ross in your prayers as they journey back to their home and start Dr. Appointments to address  David's medical issues.

Leaving Paradise Campgrounds wasn't the end of "all the good things"  As we were driving out the gate Joe asked me if I was up to a long ride home..........Driving is Joe's way to relax. (Greyhound Bus Driver Remember? :) I said sure why not... so off we went

We went  Highway 12 to Jackson Highway, then we hooked up to Highway 505, then 504
to Castle Rock, then we took 411 to Vader, Washington 
then Highway 506 to PeEll

We stopped and I made us a little lunch right in front of this old Jail House. There is a nice park behind it.

These beautiful flowers took up the whole front yard of this quaint little house.

Well look at this a field of mammoth marshmallows!

We took Highway 6 out of PeEll. I love barns, old or new.

We took Highway six all the way to Raymond 

And that led us to Highway 101 

I lived in Long Beach, Washington and this was one of my favorite places to stop.......

This is just a tiny portion of why we love the Cottage Bakery.
After leaving Long Beach we got back on 101 and headed for Seaside, Oregon where we had a wonderful spagetti dinner at the Twisted Fish Steak House and from there we got on Highway 26 and headed home to Oak Grove. We got home about 8:15 that evening, tired but happy and ready to face more rounds of chemo.
Have a great rest of the week.