Departure and Arrivals

After being in Washington state for 3 full weeks it was time to put the Washington State sticker on Wholly Rollin’s travel map.

Thursday morning the 22nd of October was departure day for this dear family and their rig.

Thursday was a beautiful Fall day but our grass area under the truck tires was soggy and soft and the back wheels of the truck were spinning in the mud. Oye.

Dear came to the rescue with his 4 wheel drive truck and a heavy duty chain.


The truck and rig were free to continue on the Wholly Rollin adventure on to Kennewick, Washington and then into Oregon.

It was a privilege to enjoy my brother’s family for an extended period of time.

Until we meet again may God continue to direct your paths and bless your journey.

On this same morning Josh and Laura departed from the west side of the Cascades on their journey to Colville for our annual Hunting weekend, a 5-1/2 hour trip. Little did any of us know that Providence would allow an intersection of our eastward travelers with our westward departed travelers! On their way on I-90 Wholly Rollin pulled off at the Sprague Rest Area just as Josh and Laura were passing Ritzville which is 20 miles west of Sprague. Leonard and Mandy decided to text Josh and Laura to see where they were on their journey and to both traveling groups delight they were able to meet up at the Sprague Rest Area.

A photo op some conversation and then both groups hit the road again for their final destinations.

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye!

Josh and Laura arrived to our place a little before four and these two couldn’t be happier to see their Uncle and Auntie. And then at 6:30 pm Uncle Andrew and Auntie Katie arrived and there was more excitement. We are anticipating a full weekend of fun and fellowship.

As I type on this Friday morning the snow is gently falling here in Colville. This was a surprise forecast this week and it will make hunting and family photo taking a little more interesting than usual. Our hunting crew were up on the mountain by six thirty AM this Friday morning.


I took the above photo yesterday in the morning.

And here’s the view this morning Friday October 23rd!

Happy Friday everyone!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Departure and Arrivals

  1. Hello,
    It is wonderful your family could meet up along the road. Great family photos. The snow looks pretty. Take care, wishing you a great day and a happy weekend!

  2. How fun for everyone! Really love those last 2 pictures. Beautiful with and without snow! Have fun with your new visitors. Looking forward to the pictures.

  3. That sure is some nice RV!! Wow snow already. We had a summer day here in the 70’s! I know our snow is coming though.

  4. Well I hope that stuff doesn’t last, but maybe it is providential as regards hunting. I know our hunters like a dusting of snow. How nice that the travelers were able to meet up. And how much fun you’re all going to have this weekend.

  5. How amazing (and providential, as you noted!) that the two sets of travelers could meet up. That is such a blessing!

    The snow should be helpful for your hunting weekend. It is beautiful, but I am not ready for it here although northern NH has had a snowstorm already.

  6. Ellen – family is such a blessing – glad you are getting a full portion lately! We have been on a road trip since October 13, and have run into the occasional snow … but it seems there is quite a bit more of the white stuff waiting for us when we return to Montana tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and your family time!

  7. We left Nelson B.C. for Vancouver on Friday morning and the mountain passes were horrible. Snow falling, fog and icy roads. We saw 6 semis in the ditch. The ploughing and sanding was inadequate. Hopefully fall weather will return, it’s sunny on the coast today. You yard looks brilliant

  8. Oh my goodness that snow scene is so pretty! I love that the travelers got to see each other on the road. So fun! Some of our favorite places are rest stops! They hold so many memories from all the road trips we’ve taken. I hope the hunting trip was successful!

  9. So much excitement with family meeting up – whether on the road or in your home! It’s so good to have room and the ability to host. I love the excitement for the littles!

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