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Moved to McMinnville

McMinnville, Oregon: My Driver has had no symptoms, fever, etc., for 11 days, but is still testing positive. His physician (and the CDC) claims he may continue to test positive for weeks. And weeks. I remain negative.

Brian was at our campsite in Eugene Tuesday and Wednesday, knocking-off our to-do list. He will finish anything else when we return to Eugene for our coolant hose re-do.

We moved north to McMinnville yesterday, the 28th. This lovely little town (place of my birth) is southwest of Portland and about the best place we can camp while visiting family and friends... except we are not visiting anyone. It is ridiculously hot in Oregon this week. Our old air conditioners - set to be replaced in a few weeks - are struggling to keep us even moderately cool.

So we have been laying-low. You can't imagine how much needlepointing I am accomplishing. Flying through my latest stitching project. While we may be idle, it has been a beehive of activity at our house. Arnold's crew arrived Monday to begin demolition on our back covered patio and the strained concrete area surrounding the pool... all around to the the side yard that holds our fruit trees, olive trees, and roses. Just as the ugly courtyard cement was jack-hammered away two years ago, the cement in the back has been jack-hammered to bits - we just didn't have to listen to it this time.

The same pavers used in the courtyard and down the side of the house will be continued along to the back verandah and around the pool, and into the side yard. The decorative tile at the top of the water line will be replaced with something more current, and the lip/edge around the pool and spa will be replaced. Arnold is also spiffing-up the BBQ island, using the same ceramic tile around the pool edge. This update will make the pool area safer (not slippery), more attractive, and cooler on our tootsies. It should also cut-down on the dust! I will continue to update with photos as Arnold sends them to us.

Our camping neighbor gave a us a big bag of Washington cherries!
Breakfast: cottage cheese, cherries, and granola.

PS: I seem to have lost a post somewhere. Please excuse if you have seen these photos before.

Until my next update, I remain, your McMinnville correspondent.

RV PARK: Old Stone Village RV Park. Very nice RV park on Highway 18 just east of McMinnville, Oregon. Long pull-through and back-in full-service sites. Bathhouse. Laundry. Ice machine and vending. Playground/sport court. Nice pool in season. Access to waling trails behind/around the air museum. Ten minutes to downtown McMinnville, 45-60 minutes to Portland. We are paying $350 weekly rate + 10% lodging tax.

2 thoughts

  1. My husband saw something on TV about the track event and asked me if you were there. Except what he actually said was “Did Grecian Goddess and her husband go to that?” Lol. Thought you’d appreciate that.

  2. I’d forgotten McMinnville is your home town. Mine too!
    If you are looking for wonderful homemade chocolate and chocolate sundaes, visit Vadnay Chocolates!!

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