A wish is a powerful thing.

Tommy called me at 4:00am this morning. Turned out I was already wide awake so back to 24Hour Fitness. Swam for an hour and then sauna and jacuzzi. Then to Kaiser and picked up my prescription. Ran around all day. Had Menches frozen yogurt. Very good. Bought Barbra Streisand’s new
CD “Partners”. Bought two new cute Vera Wang tops at Kohls. And one is size Petite Large. Very Happy. Going I. The right direction. Tonight I went to Century Theater and saw the live play A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson. Very Good.

Why settle for good when your life can be great.

Such a busy day in Vancouver Washington. Mostly a lot of small projects running from one end of town to the other. Also, lots of phone calls and texts. During the afternoon heat ran into a nice cool Regal theater and watched “The Identical”. Good movie. Got a manicure with no polish. My cuticles are So Happy now. Finally got over to BlueBeacon Truck Wash and washed my van for the very first time. While watching her get washed thought about naming her Silver Lady. We’ll see if it sticks. Looks like I may be flying to Agausta, Georgia on Spirit airline from Las Vegas to visit Brendon, Tacy and Olivia in October.

There are more ways to be happy than anyone can imagine.

Went to 24Hour Fitness in Vancouver, Washington this morning. Went swimming for an hour. Had it all to myself. And jacuzzi. Went to Fred Meyer. Enjoyed the Barbra a Streisand a Town Hall on Sirius this morning. Went to Patty’s. Enjoyed three massages in her massage chair. Everyone came over. Her husband Padis, Kathy, Eric, Mike, Jacque, Matt, Madison, Hannah, Stephanie, Lorelei, Joey, and Jacob. Had such a fun day, just playing and talking. Then we all went out Gustavs o a German restaurant. Delicious fondue. Late this evening I went to the movies and saw Lets Be Cops. Good movie. Gorgeous evening.

Vancouver, Washington

Got up early and drove to Vancouver, Washington. Stopped by and saw my niece Patty for a bit. She has one of those amazing massage chairs and she set me up in it for fifteen minutes. First it measures you, then you choose the kind of massage you want. If I ever settle in to one place, I will have one of those chairs! I went to the movies and saw Dolphin II. I splurged and sat in the GLX over 21 lounge and had blackened steak with blue cheese. It was really pretty fun. Then a deluxe pedicure with massage, salt, paraffin, etc. just spoiled myself all day today. Then laundry. They had wifi! Then Fred Meyers. Now need to go find a place to park tonight. Been looking for Aurora Borealis, but no luck. Gorgeous evening.

What you give is priceless.

Today was travel day, but decided not to go to Gold Beach. Had delicious won ton soup at Chinese restaurant. Made about twenty phone calls. Spent afternoon with Doc and also went to Goodwill with MaryJane. Found a few costumes for me to wear in November at the rally. Tonight Doc, Wanda and Diane and I played several hands of Pegs and Jokers. Had a great evening.

Oktoberfest and SkyMed

Last night while we were enjoying the music we played Pegs and Jokers and then we danced.

8:30am Hugs. 9:00am delicious continental breakfast sponsored by Newmar Coach Mfg. While we have been here Joanne Jones bought a new 2014 33′ Itasca Sunova; Sharon Golightly bought a 2008 Tiffin Allegro Bay; Carol Petty bought a 39′ Newmar; Austin and Margrete bought a 2012 Chevy Malibu. Lots of celebrations.

We all drove to Mt. Angel today and went to Oktoberfest. First went to St. Mary’s for an amazing performance of horns and bells. Then over to the German restaurant for a delicious and fun lunch. Toured the booths. Tonight Doc, Ernie and Wanda and I played Pegs and Jokers while Bruce watched the Steelers/Ravens game. Checked my calendar tonight and realized Gold Beach is just too far to travel with all I have ahead of me this next week.

Marathon Coach Mfg Tour

8:30am Hugs. Then worked on a couple small projects. 10:00am Guaranty RV Electrical Seminar. Learned lots. Delicious lunch in showroom sponsored by Guaranty RV. 12:45pm Marathon Coach Mfg Tour in Coburg Oregon. Million dollar RV coaches built on bus chassis. I especially enjoyed the one previously owned by Paul Newman for his sports car racing team. Circle at 5:00pm. At 5:30pm Sky Med Presentation and dinner. 7:00pm. Johnny Goodrum performs songs from the 60’s and 70’s.

Guaranty Seminar

Hugs at 8:30am. Skipped the 8-hour hike to Silver Falls – 10 waterfalls – to attend the seminar this morning put on by Guaranty. Excellent and informative. Glad I chose to attend. I helped Susan with her Roadtrek and Facebook. Ed helped me with my Roadtrek. We did our laundry here. They have a great laundry in the parts and service building along with dog grooming. Doc, Susan and I went out for lunch at a Chinese restaurant. Post office, Napa Auto, and a windshield place. Circle at 5:00pm. Then to Tom invited me to Gene’s where we had a surprise birthday party with drinks and cake for MaryJane. At 6:30pm Guaranty put on a terrific program for us with a bar with beer and wine, a fantastic dinner, and then lots of games with prizes. Followed by a fun slide show by the WINs of past WIN events. Talked to Ellen tonight. She’s back home and saw her chiropractor. He put her tendon in her shoulder back in place, taped it up, did lots of adjustments. A few more adjustments and she should be feeling much better. Ed gave me lots of Roadtrek information to read tonight and return tomorrow. So better get to it.

Cottage Grove Covered Bridges

Hugs at 8:00am. Huge bus and van took 66 of us early this morning to Cottage Grove and we toured six covered bridges for five hours. Then we had lunch at a winery with wine tasting. Then onto to another amazing estate for more wine tasting. Tasted ten wines altogether. Seems I lean toward the sweet and dessert wines. Got back at five for Circle. 6:30pm had evening entertainment with a fun pet parade in showroom. Lots of fun and prizes, cake and ice cream at the end. At 9:30 went to Jerseys sport bar and watched the San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals football game. Had a great time. Full Day.

Let your inner light out. Smile!

Fun day. Watched Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers with Doc all day. These are her two favorite teams too and she likes to yell and cheer like I do. Tonight we had a treasure hunt and lots of prizes. And cake and ice cream. I have been volunteering every day since we have been here. It makes all the activities more fun because you get to know every person!