Driving across the prairie toward Spokane was a vision of early autumn. The wheat fields at harvest time were golden against the dark clouds which brought the much needed rain. I’ve enjoyed their storms and rainbows before returning to the dry desert.
I’ve spent the week asking how-to computer and cell phone questions of my daughter who is in a generation that actually understands this stuff. Just adding phone numbers to the cell phone encouraged me to make only new friends who had short, uncomplicated names.
During our drives around the area, we saw an abundance of mule deer and turkeys (the feathered kind) and on the boat ride, a buzzard up close. A bumper sticker declared, “A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.”
The boat ride started at Seven Bays Marina on the Columbia River just north of Creston. Bill and Jan are both experts at getting their boat on and off the trailer and in and out of the water. We cruised right along, watching the depth finder record the tops of the land beneath us. It had been cold at the house but was beautiful and warm on the river.
We turned off toward the east on the Spokane River and enjoyed the late afternoon sun painting the shore scenery before returning home. It was a nice goodbye to a summer in the Northwest and to my kids. Next destination: Portland, OR. God Bless until next time.
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At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”