Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Left Sundance, WY a few days ago and headed for Billings, MT. We stayed at a park towards the east end or at least on the east side of downtown Billings.  The park was Village Trailer RV Park and was really nice with paved roads and level sites.  It was small but the sites were generous.

We visited with my long time friend Diane Emmons and her husband.  They had us over for burgers and salads and lots of "catching up" chat.  Dick, her husband is really into old cars that he builds and shows.  He's built a 1932 and a 1934 car but don't ask what kind.  One was black and one yellow.  Beautiful cars.  They still own a chevy convertible that they've had since they got married.  They're in their 60s, too, so they've had that car for a long long time and it has very few miles on it and is in pristine condition as all their cars are.  He's obsessed!  But was a great hobby.  They travel around showing their cars and have many tropheys.  We hope to meet up with them in AZ next winter.

Then we spent Sunday driving around our old stomping grounds and saw all the places we used to live.  Wow! that's 40 years ago we moved there!  There was a lot to see from the houses we rented and bought along with the churches where the kids were baptized.  Such good memories but scary to think it's been so long ago.

We spent the rest of the day getting ready to leave on Monday.  We heard the weather was changing for the worse in Red Lodge so we didn't take the RV up there.  Chuck drove up early Monday morning and got the new tabs for the RV and came right back so we could get on the road.  We wanted to get as many miles behind us as we could.  Now we'll be pulling into Covington a day early but I am happy about that since I need to drive down to Jen's on the 16th.

We spent last night, Monday night, at rest stop 242 in Washington on the west side of Spokane.  We wanted to get beyond Spokane to avoid the morning traffic.  We were on the road by 8:30 or so.  It was raining but it didn't rain hard or for long.  We're about 109 miles from Seattle right now so getting closer and closer to home all the time.

We'll be at Lake Sawyer RV Park till May 1st when we'll move  back to the River Park in Sumner, WA.  Funny feeling to be back where it all started.  We should be here through the summer and will make a decision then as to where we'll be going this fall and winter.  There's so much yet to see in California and we never got to Colorado or Utah.

We traveled through about 16 states and stayed at 23 different parks.   What a great winter we had.