Thursday, September 8, 2011


Dusty feels the water temp of the Clark Fork River in Idaho for me...nope not too cold!

It is so beautiful here...what a campsite for tenter's.

Now I call this getting a little close to the tree with the slide out!!!

Yes the mountains are calling me and I must go.

The saga of Char and Dusty continues with a big gap from August 18th and for that I am sorry.  But there is no way I can update you with everything that we have done in one sitting..I mean I can only get away with staying in bed drinking coffee for so long.....So I will make updates each day to get you caught up to where we are now.  Our trip across Hwy 94 was a good choice as it was much cooler then the southern route would have been..I mean just look at poor Texas this summer!  We had beautiful weather and it was cool enough to enjoy the trip, other then poor Dylan..he was sick the whole way.  I will say here and it is not pleasant news that once we got to Washington State I took him to Urgent Care and after many tests it was determined that he had parasites from unclean water with fecal matter in this is a warning to everyone at Indian Springs..we need to demand that they clean up the water and the doctors say that the geese are probably a way the parasites got in and that not everyone knows they have them.  Some people get ill, like Dylan, and some not.  His symptom's were just not feeling well, ran a high fever and had chills and sweats for 1 night and then his stomach began to hurt then he started being queasy and then vomiting and diarreah...for three days he couldn't keep water down and just when I was going to take him to the ER he began to keep that and crackers down.  So be on the look out and start a demand to clean up the water there!!
River's Edge RV park only $30 a night!

The view was beautiful and peaceful

Clark Fork River, ID
After our stop in Montana we spent the next night at the River's Edge Resort and let me tell you if you are on the Montana/Idaho border on Hwy 90 this is a must stop!!  It is a beautiful place and they have a saying there "The Mountains are calling and I must go!" And if you have ever travelled western Montana, Idaho and Washington State you know how true that is.  Being from the West coast we love the mountains as much as we love the ocean and when we win the lottery we will have a log home in the mountains and a beach house!!  Yep you are all invited to come visit!! And at this RV park they had a most wonderful restaurant..even if you can't stop for the night at least stop for a will be pleasantly surprised on how good it is...

The next day we drove on into Post Falls, ID and were able to only get one night stay as there was a Wooden Boat Show and if we had known in advance we would have made reservations as Dusty's sister Val and husband Les are very active in Wooden Boats having had at one time over a dozen!!  He still has many "project's" projects we would all love to have!!  Just take a look..

Dylan pretend you are riding it.....

Oh this is why Dylan was being cautious about touching...see he can read and obey,"You touch, you die!"

Les's custom bike..great job Les!  ps You are now Dylan's favorite Uncle...LOL
So which one are you saying I can have Uncle Les????
We had a nice visit with Dusty's family and it was a shame we were on a schedule and they were busy.  The Coeur d' Alene area is beautiful and Les and Val have a beautiful log home on a mountaintop over looking Spokane Valley, where Dusty's Aunt Dorothy and Uncle George live.  We had intended to stop by there as Uncle George has had a liver transplant and his health has not been the best in the last few years but Aunt Dorothy was in WA so we caught up with her there and missed seeing his Uncle.
View from Val & Les's deck

Valerie, Dusty and Dylan in front of the guest cabin that was built in the 1800's and I would move in to it in a minute ,it was so quaint and cozy!! (That is if it is OK with you Val?)

Really Char says..that is Aunt Dorothy's back yard???

The Garman Gang

Inside the log home

Dylan tries to help Laura with her phone

Laura (Dusty's dad's girlfriend) and Dusty's dad Bert
We will end today's chapter here and move on to our time in Washington tomorrow...just an update Dusty's dad was just in the hospital with blood clot's in his lungs so was a good thing we stopped by- he is doing better and should be home resting now...see one never knows what tomorrow will bring...and if you have known us long you will know that is so true!!  But I do know that tomorrow will take us to our new home for the next six months at Sugar Barge Resort and Marina on Bethel Island, CA..if you are in the area stop by and say HI...

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