Hello from the Upper Left Coast!
Well, we pulled the trigger yesterday, and traded in our old fiver for a (barely) used 2013 Columbus 295RL at Camping World in Burlington, WA. Clean as a whistle inside and out. I honestly could not find any evidence that this RV had ever been used at all. Same old story, owner plagued by health issues, not able to use it, so consigned it for sale. It was a screaming deal, and we did not pick it out so much as it picked US out! This is a HUGE upgrade for us in every way! We are going from one slide to three slides, with more room, more amenities, and considerably higher quality. We are tickled pink, and can't wait to get her home!
We just returned (in our old fiver) from six weeks in Casa Grande, AZ, at Palm Creek Resort, and we enjoyed it so much we reserved for three months for next year! Looking forward to having the Columbus at Palm Creek next year!
We live in Birch Bay (Blaine), WA, which is right on the Canadian border, and truly is the Upper Left Corner if you don't count the Olympic Peninsula. We look out our window to the Strait of Georgia and Saturna Island. I just retired January 1, 2014, and Patty and I sold our home of 27 years in Fall City, WA, 25 miles east of Seattle, and moved to our little vacation place that we have owned for 25 years.
We travel with a dog, Baxter, a 9 year old Lhasa Apso, and our 2 or 3 year old cat, CopyCat, not sure of age because she was a rescue cat, but she is very, very sweet, and a good traveler.
Our other interests are boating and motor scooters. We have a 2005 C-Dory 25 Cruiser that we cruise in the San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands. For scoots I have a 2014 Honda Forza and Patty just picked up her ride, a new left over 2013 Honda PCX150. She has to take the motorcycle safety course yet, but is signed up for April. We are still puzzling how to get the scoots to Arizona next year, I think we will use an auto transport company, will cost a few $$$ but we need them to explore the blue roads of Central Arizona! If anybody has any better ideas, please contact us!
Drop me a line if any of you are going to be in or near Birch Bay or Whatcom County, Washington, and we can meet for a beer or something!
Pat and Patty Anderson
Birch Bay, WA
2013 Palomino Columbus 295RL
2006 Silverado 3500 Duramax Allison