Saturday, November 24, 2012



After treatment in Mexico we visited a friend that Dan worked with and who we have not seen in twelve years. We were picked up at Portland, Oregon airport. This trip was an adventure that will not be forgotten. We were greeted with open arms, and the kindness of Dave’s family will be treasured.

Thank you to Dave and his family.

We were welcomed in Dave’s home in which they fixed a room for us. The week started with some site seeing by walking down to the local downtown area. By now you must know that it is a must for us to have organic foods. This was the first thing that we were looking for. The local Safeway had a good selection of organic food that was very tasty.

Dave took the weekend off and along with his wife Stephanie we enjoyed our adventure by exploring and panning for gold. We went to the location in Dave’s limousine. It was fun driving onto ferries to pass through Puget Sound and to drive around in the mountains. Finely we got to our location where the gold would be found. After a couple of days we went to downtown Seattle to the top of the space needle and while there I have made a movie for your enjoyment; see below.

I thought up in Maine and New Hampshire was Gods country, but this area was breathless. There were snow tip mountains which we could see from afar. The trees were green and tall with waterfalls coming down all along the mountain sides. The experience was priceless and will be treasured always.

With the help of Dave we learned how to mine for gold and even got some flakes as a souvenir.

We take things for granted all the time, but
times like this makes you appreciate what we have been given. Life is precious and we need to experience what has been given to us. I once only dreamed about the land that surrounded us; until now, that I have lived it.


Words and music by Woody Guthrie


This land is your land, this land is my land

From California, to the New York Island

From the redwood forest, to the Gulf Stream waters

This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway

I saw above me an endless skyway

I saw below me a golden valley

This land was made for you and me


I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts

And all around me a voice was sounding

This land was made for you and me


The sun comes shining as I was strolling

The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling

The fog was lifting a voice come chanting

This land was made for you and me


As I was walking' - I saw a sign there

And that sign said - no tress passin'

But on the other side .... it didn't say nothin!

Now that side was made for you and me!


In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple

Near the relief office - I see my people

And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'

If this land's still made for you and me.


To top off the visit we went to Forks, Washington where the movie Twilight was made. Also; below is a movie that I put together with the pictures I took.

The opportunity of this trip has helped Dan’s and my healing process with cancer. The nature that surrounded us gave us a since of wonder and the capability to feel free and alive.

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