Our blog is to keep family and friends informed of our motorhome journeys.
We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Week in Salem with Friends

9 November 2013

Our time in Salem has been very nice spending with friends and good medical checkup reports.

We have been entertained, wined and dined and treated with unsurpassed hospitality.
We are thankful for having such life long friendships.

On Tuesday we were invited to Barb and lisa's home for dinner. We met them when we had our home in Salem.
Barb & Lisa with Kinzua and Daisy

A Dog's Life

They were helpful in helping us rent our home when we started traveling before we sold it. After catching up on their travels and enjoying a delicious spaghetti dinner, we said goodby until our next visit. They are getting married next year.

Wednesday was a busy day with doctor appointments, lunch at Cafe 22 with good friend Carole and later dinner at Don and Carolyn's with good friend Janet. We met Carole through Hope. She is the mother of Hope's good friend Brenda. Shortly after she moved to Salem we clicked and became good friends. We had lots to catch up on over lunch.

With Carole at Cafe 22

We have been good friends with Don and Carolyn since moving to Salem in 1990. Carolyn and I worked for same travel agency.
They took us under wing and introduced us to Janet and several other friends with whom we have kept in touch over the years.
They have a very nice home in McNary Estates. When walking in the door, you immediately feel at home and a warm welcome is most evident. Don grilled some steaks complimented with salad, mixed vegetable and apple cobbler for dessert.
They sold their RV after years of RVing. Think they peaked our interest in RVing and the rest is history.
The evening for a delight.
With Janet & Carolyn

John and Don

Thursday we visited former neighbors Pat and Tom and later Ellen who is now in assisted living.

Friday we drove to Sherwood to have dinner with Ray, Deneen and Dakota in their new home recently purchased. John  worked for Ray  since the 90's in several of his companies. They have been very good friends and we have watched Dakota grow over the past 15 years. It is always a pleasure to get together with them. Such interesting conversation, warm welcome and good food. Got a tour of the home which is unbelievable. Would like to see it during the day. They have 20 acres with 3 pygmy goats, 2 small dogs and later some horses. Maybe next visit.
With Dakota, John & Ray

Dakota, John, Deneen & Ray

Janet and I walked at Bush Park on Saturday and later lunch at Venti's. We use to walk several times a week and I miss this.
She was my motivation. I need to get back in the habit. Also miss our conversations. We stopped by the farmer's market and I purchased some crushed hazelnuts and 2 slices of Kentucky Bourbon pie for tonight's dessert.

Hope gave us a crockpot that I am using for the first time. Cooking a pork roast with cabbage, onions,potatoes and carrots.
We will be able to eat on this for several meals. Now that we have a convection microwave, have ordered a cookbook and will start using that also.

The Premier RV park in West Salem is a very nice park. We stayed here last year and will stay again in April. Our site is 127 and very nice. The park is almost full and very well maintained. Laundry is spotless and staff very friendly and helpful. Nice gift shop with wine themed gifts and other nice items. Tomorrow we leave for 2 nights in Medford at KOA. We are spending the winter in California and Nevada staying at military bases..almost same as last year.

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