Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

so, ... I am still in Salt Lake. It is still raining here. Every day. It is snowing in Washington State and all across the northern part of route I want to take on my trip. In Bismarck and south of there they are have severe weather with flooding and Tornado's live on TV !! I had hail yesterday. And we had 70-90 mile per hour wind gusts that took out trees and tipped over semi tricks in I-25 by Ogden, and up in to Tremonton.

Springtime in the Rocky's. The storms move through one after the other. The West coast gets hammered, then us. Denver has had feet of snow. The Midwest is slammed, Texas is flooding, the South East is a mess and the East coast has high winds and rain blowing things down.

 I am better off at home. I am packing, re packing. Talking to friends, Refining my list of cities. I am glad I did not push it and get stuck out some where.

By staying home I had Mother's Day, Dinner with a Grandson after his finals, before he left for the summer and time for dinner with friends.

Now it is time to read the news paper and relax for awhile. The sun is out, cross your fingers ......

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 25,2016

I have been getting things done this month so I can go on a Road trip in May. The weather has not been real good. We have been getting a lot of rain and it is cold today. The weather where I want to travel has been wet and windy and cold. I hope by the time I get ready to go the Spring weather will have calmed down. I need to get the inspection, emissions and new tags put on my license plates to show I paid my taxes on my car. April has been a busy month for me at the auto repair shop. They fixed the switches in the drivers side door that control the windows and the door locks. The panic alarm has been going off at all hours. They have found corroded wires by the hood lock, and replaced them. We put a new motor in the windshield washer. The alarm has not gone off for two days, the washers are wonderful, all the windows go up and down and the locks work ! So I guess  I will keep the car !! When this all first started I remembered a experience with an older Lincoln. The repair bills went into the $1000.00's before I traded it in. So this time I was out looking. !! But these bills have been low and only cost me four days.

I talked to my travel agent about where I want to go, what states, city's , how many days in each city and the route I want to take. She will scope out the hotels and advise me on the time it will take. She thinks it will take about two weeks from Salt Lake to Seattle. I am not doing a lot of miles or hours each day. Some city's call for 2-4 days.

Right well I thought it was going to stop raining, but no, so I better get some other stuff done.

Monday, April 25, 2016


I am leaving on an Auto trip.

I am going to California, north on the costal Highway all the way to Seattle, Washington. This will take two weeks. I will see a Brother-in-Law in Eugene, Oregon, and a Nephew in Seattle.

I will not hurry. From Seattle I will drive East to the Dakotas, then south to Missouri. I will visit friends there and then west to Denver and home. I think I will be gone three weeks. I will be where I have never been and where I have not been in 20 years. So I will take my tome and see the sights.

I am looking forward to seeing the coast of California and the Forest's of Oregon and Washington. I do not remember the Dakotas and south of there will be new to me.

My son bought me a GPS and I have state maps so I will not get lost.

Some one will watch my house and park in my drive way. I am a lucky lady.

Wish me well.