small community life

22 years ago today…

English: Tokeland Hotel, Tokeland, Washington,...
English: Tokeland Hotel, Tokeland, Washington, USA. The oldest resort hotel in the state of Washington, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: View of Astoria, Oregon, a wood engra...
English: View of Astoria, Oregon, a wood engraving published in Harper’s Weekly, May 30, 1868. Category:Images of Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

22 years ago today we were married in Bethel Chapel in Issaquah Washington. The day was not cold it was overcast and there were a little light sprinkles. The only flaw in the day was my soon to walk down the aisle groom cut himself trying to open a window in the mens rooms of the church.


Our first-born just turned 21 exactly 2 weeks ago and our second one is finishing high school in her senior year.


22 years ago we started looking for a life not a drag living in a city. Our first stop on our honeymoon was the end of Lake Chelan ( Stehekan )in a cabin, overlooking the lake.


Our second stop was Tokeland, Wa.  on Willapa Bay. This is where we first read about the UN Earth Summit. We really did not realize how this would affect our life to come.


We spent time driving around south-west Washington seeing the area. It was the second week of October. We went to Astoria Oregon one night, the weather was so nice we could not believe it. We had 76 degree weather at 8 o’clock at night.


During this time we decided we would find a place to buy on the Washington side of the Columbia river.


We never thought we would live the journey that we have and you have just read about a small amount of this journey.


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