Thursday, December 30, 2010

And WE’RE OFF!!

We were on the road yesterday before the sun came up…don’t we look eager!!

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First one in the line, first one on the ferry and the first one to get pulled over for a FULL RV search at the Border Check!!  Sheesh…doesn’t pay to be first!!  We assured the Customs Guy that we had NO fruits and NO veggies and our dog food is from the USA…but I think we must have looked shifty…we don’t drink, we don’t smoke...and they didn’t realize that the euphoric look on our faces wasn’t from drugs but was from the mere thought of no more rain!!  The good news is..they didn’t take away my sewing scissors, seam ripper or rotary cutters!! (which they found ‘hidden’ in the pull out drawer under our couch!)  Whew!!

So GOOD-BYE VICTORIA!

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HELLO USA! 

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If you really look carefully you will see the hail/sleet that is falling…but it only lasted for about 15 minutes.  Then the clouds parted and we had blue skies!  The Seattle area wasn’t so lucky…tons of snow and the roads were a mess!  Had we gone with BC. Ferries we would have been part of that mess…we dodged a bullet!! 

We stayed in Centralia, Washington last night…and if all goes well, it’s on to Canyonville, OR. tomorrow!  Wish us luck…

Have a terrific Thursday and happy Quilting!~P

38 comments:

Hands Sew Full said...

Happy Trails Paulette! I hope you have a fabulous time and might I say I am just a little bit green! I so miss the coast and we are buried in snow and freezing rain here in the "no coast" of Ontario.

Linda said...

Wow! That was a bummer. I guess you never know if they will pull you over or not. Safe driving.

John'aLee said...

So where are you headed? I hope you have safe travels!

MichelleW said...

Good Luck :0)

Have a super fun-filled road trip x

Lisa Marie said...

So Jealous!I would love to escape the snow and cold here in AB.

Have a wonderful trip and be sure to update us on all the shops you visit :)

Cindy said...

Wishing you safe travels and good weather.

Hugs.

Debbie said...

I'm excited to be a part of your trip...via the blog. I found you last year and love your quilt shop tours. I'm a batik lover and always wondering what a shop's batik selection is like. Let me know!

Judy D said...

Did you feel my safe travel vibes as you went through southwest WA??? Have a wonderful trip.

WoolenSails said...

Glad to see you made it without hitting snow.
Wishes for a safe journey.

Debbie

Cindy said...

Wishing you a safe and happy trip!

Delores said...

Miss you already.........

Sandy said...

Glad you missed all of that messy weather....have fun stitching.

Heartsdesire said...

Good luck! Although, I don't think you will need it. Your rig looks like it could handle any kind of weather. Oregon is a beautiful state and, I think they have some great quilt shops. But I'm sure you already know that. Can hardly wait to see where your next stop is.

Linda said...

Have a safe drive! Pretty soon you'll be in beautiful weather!!

Shakerwood said...

I'm sure the warmer weather is worth the trouble! And as long as they left the necessities alone!

PS. Got the red!! Will share when you get back home.

baukje said...

good luck and happy driving and sewing.Is the big, big thing on the left yours???

Kaaren said...

I'm sooooooo jealous!

Have fun, enjoy the weather and spend lots!

Happy New Year!

Ariane said...

Oh! I hope you have a great trip! Too bad you had to be searched. But it's over now and your on your way! Drive safe and take care! Can't wait to see your updates! Hugs Ariane

Laura said...

Yes - have a great and safe trip. Love to follow your journeys and LOVE your blog. Your trailer is beautiful! Laura

Kathy said...

So you really did leave us! Did you just hear that big sigh? For the record there is sun today but only 0 degrees so I think you made the right choice by skipping the country! Can't wait to see the quilt shops along the way and your stitching project. Travel safe!

Karen said...

Safe travels, it will be fun to follow you:).

Amy said...

Safe travels. I always worry about RV checks,especially when we came through Tx...maybe, they would find my missing rulers for me.

Anne said...

I'm looking forward to hearing about all your adventures in the warm weather. Hey, did you go to "Folk Art Gatherings" when you were in Centralia? I LOVE that store. I had planned to take tons of pics and blog about it on our trip to Seattle for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately....didn't make it that far!

Petit Design Co. said...

have lots of fun! and drive safely

Sandi said...

Have a lovely trip, try and stop in at Something To Crow About Quilt Shop in Springfield Oregon. It is off I-5 a bit, but have some lovely wools and primitive fabrics.

Safe journey!

Marie said...

What fun - you were definetly the early birds. Stay safe and enjoy every detail of your trip.

Hugs - Marie

Elyte said...

Have a safe trip Paulette and looking forward to your 2011 adventures. Happy New Year to you.

Julia said...

What fun...Have a safe trip Paulette..
Julia ♥

Allie said...

So was it US or Canadian customs? Cuz you know, you guys really look suspicious, lol - glad you dodged the bullet on the weather, stay safe on the road!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Paulette I got a package in the mail today from you and I so love it! I can't believe you added scissors and an ornament - you are so sweet. :) Please thank your husband for me. How long will you be away from home this trip? I'll be praying for safe travel. blessings, marlene

Sarah Craig said...

Have a wonderful trip and keep us posted as you go!

Lynda said...

Woohoo it's RV time. Have a safe and fun trip and keep us posted on all the shops you'll visit and projects you'll work on from that perfect bag you found for just $1.50!!

Millie said...

Good travels, Pat and please be safe. Happy New Year!

BIGDAWG AND FREEWAY* said...

safe travels to all of you!..sorry to hear about the agricultural search!..sometimes it doesn't pay to be first does it??

searchfamilies said...

Wishing you a Very Happy Healthy & Peaceful 2011
Hugs Janice

quiltingnana said...

hope your trip is great...and 2011 brings you joy

Lise said...

OMG...and I thought things like that only happened to us...lol...we went through that same thing 2 years ago...ummm must be because we look too honest lolol..anyhow..have yourselves a safe and a fun trip....keep in touch so we can droole a little more...happy trails to yous...

kc said...

Safe travels & happy trails! We're having just glorious weather down here in the Valley & we have one more site open that would fit your rig!! :) Lots of our campers came down from BC and they're so very thankful they did - nuthin but sun here. In fact, last rain we had was back in ummm...April?

Have fun, wherever you land!