Saturday, March 18, 2017

Goodbye Gig Harbor

May 31, 2016: We said goodbye to Ammon and family, loaded the motorhome, and headed to Michigan.  Skipper, now approaching 15 years, was not feeling well.  It was a tough trip to our first stop in Moses Lake, Washington, at Cascade Campground. We spent two days here while we consulted with Leeah and purchased canned food for Skipper from the area veterinarian.  When he seemed to improve we left for our next destination.  He was a little better, but was still having a rough time.  We weren't sure we'd make it back to Michigan with him.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Gig Harbor Days

    A few things we loved about Gig Harbor.........
                     Morning sunrises with Mt. Rainier peeking over the treetops!

                                    Skip snuggling with Skipper the Penguin!

                                    Seeing Mt. Rainier across the Puget Sound!

                                    Ammon, Silas, and Bruce taking ski trips!

                                   Ammon taking Chuck on a birthday fishing trip!

                                  Exploring the coast with Ammon's family!

                                                           Beautiful views!

                     Walks on the dock discovering what is beneath the water!

                          Our last lunch with the family before saying goodbye!

             Skip is ready for the trip back to Michigan!  Goodbye for now, Gig Harbor!

Monday, April 4, 2016

December in Gig Harbor

The sights and sounds of a street in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth.  An area church has a live nativity in December.  The kids had told us about it.  So blessed to experience it with them this year.  These are just a few photos:

                                          How is Mt. Rainier dressed today?
         Christmas morning in their new pajamas!  Belle, Silas, Sadie, Bruce, and Skipper
                       The view of the Cascade Mountain Range from the harbor.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wintering in the Northwest

We have decided to spend the winter in Gig Harbor, Washington.  Our motorhome is currently at a Winnebago service center where more repairs are being done to the floor.  Winnebago and Mercedes are offering extended warranties.  We rented an apartment at Summit Tower in Gig Harbor.  It is a blessing to be more involved in the daily lives of Ammon's family.  
                                The last day at the campground in Blinky Bill!
                                                       Our apartment.

                                            Skip is enjoying the new furniture!

                              Silas, Bruce, and Sadie celebrating the apartment!
                             October 8, 2015:  Happy 8th birthday, Bruce!
                     Look!  Room for all my toys now!  And a Sadie to snuggle me!
                                                  Halloween at Ammon's!

                                              Harbor boat dock at high tide.
                                            Harbor boat dock at low tide.
                         We have been watching harbor seals and sea otters.
                              Walking across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

                                           The fall colors have been brilliant!
          While trees are changing bright shades of red, other plants continue to bloom.

Skip has met many new friends. This is Scout. He's a Leonberger and weighs 100 lbs more than Skip.
                  Every day the morning sky offers a different view over Puget Sound.

                                                 Mount Rainier from the harbor.

                                              Mt. Rainier from the apartment.
                         Morning sky with a snowier Mt. Rainier peeking over the tree tops.