with Jim and Gayle
We fished on the Columbia.
The new truck sits too high to see the boat trailer when backing it
without the boat. Jim added some flags to the sides so that he
could tell where the trailer was.
Jim wrestling the boat onto the trailer.
We have seen the herd of elk on the river bank in prior years, but this is the first time that we've seen a bull elk. There was also a bald eagle keeping an eye on everything.
We had a lot of trouble with the big motor on the boat. -- bad relay, bad batteries (including the pair of new ones we bought to replace the old ones), and the starting motor. All were challenges; Jim conquered them all. Jim's bought a "lower unit" to recondition this winter to replace ours which has some wear issues.
This was a bad day on the river for two people. The jet
boat is stuck, high and dry, on a gravel bar. The sheriff's
department had to rescue a couple after they tried to cross a small
waterway on a spit of land and their truck got stuck, with the river
The boat got off once the river was high enough; the truck got removed
once the river was lowered (there's a dam just upstream that controls
the river level).
We made a quick trip to see my Mom.
Driving back to Richland, the TV antenna broke off. Jim
installed a new one.
We visited with friends Scott and Joan and then headed to Vancouver.
We got to spend time with Robin and Sharyl.
We spent an evening with Jim's older daughter, Michelle, and her
We made it to Indio in time to attend Monday Night Football.
The next night, we went to the resort's Halloween party. A
great way to start the new season.
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