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September 12, 2022
Tasty Pasties from ... Cat Patches

It was a gray day yesterday with just a few sun breaks. The temperatures are quite a change from our trek across Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota. All the way we've been running our air-conditioning nearly full time. Here in the Great Lakes region, the heat pump is where it's at. We had some "life" errands to take care of yesterday. We needed to do our grocery shopping, and Mike was determined to find a do-it-yourself car wash where he could wash the layers of bug guts off his beloved truck. I'll admit, the collection of bugs ...

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Tasty Pasties from Cat Patches

It was a gray day yesterday with just a few sun breaks. The temperatures are quite a change from our trek across Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota. All the way we've been running our air-conditioning nearly full time. Here in the Great Lakes region, the heat pump is where it's at. We had some "life" errands to take care of yesterday. We needed to do our grocery shopping, and Mike was determined to find a do-it-yourself car wash where he could wash the layers of bug guts off his beloved truck. I'll admit, the collection of bugs ...

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August 5, 2022
Winchester Bay, Oregon from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're back from our little beach getaway. All my pictures are edited and uploaded, and so we can get busy catching up. I hope you've had a good week, and that nobody got sick while I was gone. Also, before I go on, thank you to those of you who stopped by to see my art quilt reveal

It was cool and cloudy for our journey to the sea, although the sun came out shortly after we arrived. It was too late to think about hitting the dunes, and so we took a little ...

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Winchester Bay, Oregon from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're back from our little beach getaway. All my pictures are edited and uploaded, and so we can get busy catching up. I hope you've had a good week, and that nobody got sick while I was gone. Also, before I go on, thank you to those of you who stopped by to see my art quilt reveal

It was cool and cloudy for our journey to the sea, although the sun came out shortly after we arrived. It was too late to think about hitting the dunes, and so we took a little ...

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July 23, 2022
On the Homefront from Cat Patches

Good Saturday morning, my friends! We're back home again after a very nice several days in Port Angeles, Washington. It's just as well I'd been undecided about blogging while we were away. Our internet signal was very weak. It would have been possible to blog, but uploading pictures would have been painful. And, let's face it. There must be pictures. 

Okay, so I've been mulling over how to catch up on things. It makes sense to catch up on sewing and garden-related news. Over the next day or two, I'll write a couple of ...

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On the Homefront from ... Cat Patches

Good Saturday morning, my friends! We're back home again after a very nice several days in Port Angeles, Washington. It's just as well I'd been undecided about blogging while we were away. Our internet signal was very weak. It would have been possible to blog, but uploading pictures would have been painful. And, let's face it. There must be pictures. 

Okay, so I've been mulling over how to catch up on things. It makes sense to catch up on sewing and garden-related news. Over the next day or two, I'll write a couple of ...

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February 9, 2022
Sunrise, Sunset from ... Cat Patches

There was a pretty sunrise this morning. I love the sunrises and sunsets in Nevada. There are pretty sun events everywhere, I guess, but it seems the ones in Nevada are more predictably pretty. I watched this morning's for quite a while and took a bunch of pictures. I was hoping to capture just the moment when it peeked over the mountains, but I got bored after a while. This was the best of the pictures I took this morning.


The kitties have had their morning treats, and now we're all in our places with sunshiney faces. The ...

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Sunrise, Sunset from Cat Patches

There was a pretty sunrise this morning. I love the sunrises and sunsets in Nevada. There are pretty sun events everywhere, I guess, but it seems the ones in Nevada are more predictably pretty. I watched this morning's for quite a while and took a bunch of pictures. I was hoping to capture just the moment when it peeked over the mountains, but I got bored after a while. This was the best of the pictures I took this morning.


The kitties have had their morning treats, and now we're all in our places with sunshiney faces. The ...

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January 30, 2022
Soup and Sewing from ... Cat Patches

You might remember I was going to try a recipe for a slow cooker French onion soup last week. Then, I realized my slow cooker didn't have enough volume for the amount of onions I wanted to include. The onions are started dry in the slow cooker, and I felt as if I needed to monitor it when I tried it the first time. Ordinarily, I don't give too much thought to things catching on fire in the kitchen, but in this case, I felt more comfortable starting it up on a day when I could be around ...

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Soup and Sewing from Cat Patches

You might remember I was going to try a recipe for a slow cooker French onion soup last week. Then, I realized my slow cooker didn't have enough volume for the amount of onions I wanted to include. The onions are started dry in the slow cooker, and I felt as if I needed to monitor it when I tried it the first time. Ordinarily, I don't give too much thought to things catching on fire in the kitchen, but in this case, I felt more comfortable starting it up on a day when I could be around ...

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January 20, 2022
Acting Like Grown-ups from ... Cat Patches

There comes a day in every RVer's life when we have to do some adult things. Yesterday was one of those days. We started out grocery shopping and then continued on with laundry. It was past time to wash our bed sheets. I figured it I was going to walk to the park laundry, I might as well do a load of jeans too. It meant walking back and forth, up and down a steep hill, four times to finish the laundry. I figure I got my exercise. By day's end, we felt like old people. And, if ...

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Acting Like Grown-ups from Cat Patches

There comes a day in every RVer's life when we have to do some adult things. Yesterday was one of those days. We started out grocery shopping and then continued on with laundry. It was past time to wash our bed sheets. I figured it I was going to walk to the park laundry, I might as well do a load of jeans too. It meant walking back and forth, up and down a steep hill, four times to finish the laundry. I figure I got my exercise. By day's end, we felt like old people. And, if ...

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October 8, 2021
Tucson Wash Trail from Cat Patches

We enjoyed a pretty Arizona sunrise this morning. It's our last day here. We'll move on to Flagstaff tomorrow, and we'll be on a serious trek toward home with just a few more sight-seeing items along the way. 


We were slow getting moving yesterday morning. Possibly rattling our bones on our ride the day before made the difference. I noticed this sign...somewhere...in internet land. It seemed to capture the spirit of ATVing.


There was enough time to finish off the 8th thimble. I'm getting antsy to get home so I can wash and press ...

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Tucson Wash Trail from ... Cat Patches

We enjoyed a pretty Arizona sunrise this morning. It's our last day here. We'll move on to Flagstaff tomorrow, and we'll be on a serious trek toward home with just a few more sight-seeing items along the way. 


We were slow getting moving yesterday morning. Possibly rattling our bones on our ride the day before made the difference. I noticed this sign...somewhere...in internet land. It seemed to capture the spirit of ATVing.


There was enough time to finish off the 8th thimble. I'm getting antsy to get home so I can wash and press ...

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October 4, 2021
Sunrise-Sunset from ... Cat Patches

As I finished up yesterday's post, I noticed everything outdoors had taken on a pink cast. Looking in the opposite direction, there was a dramatic sunrise underway.


It was a good morning to try a new recipe. I found this just before we left home, and I've been wanting to give it a try. These are 10-Minute Coffee Cake Mug Cakes.


They were pretty good! They're mixed and microwaved right in the mug. It was a sweet way to start the day. Mike made some bacon for a little protein, and they were surprisingly filling. We were ...

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Sunrise-Sunset from Cat Patches

As I finished up yesterday's post, I noticed everything outdoors had taken on a pink cast. Looking in the opposite direction, there was a dramatic sunrise underway.


It was a good morning to try a new recipe. I found this just before we left home, and I've been wanting to give it a try. These are 10-Minute Coffee Cake Mug Cakes.


They were pretty good! They're mixed and microwaved right in the mug. It was a sweet way to start the day. Mike made some bacon for a little protein, and they were surprisingly filling. We were ...

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September 20, 2021
Time Traveling: Black Bear Pass from Cat Patches

It's Sunday afternoon as I'm writing this post. We did some riding here in Silverton this afternoon, but I want to bring you up-to-date on the time we were offline before catching up here to the present day. I'll tell you about today's ride in tomorrow's post. For now, let's just travel back to Friday afternoon. We were still working around the road closure, and so we didn't leave the camper until just before the road opened at noon. They knocked off early on Friday, and so we only had to keep ourselves ...

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Time Traveling: Black Bear Pass from ... Cat Patches

It's Sunday afternoon as I'm writing this post. We did some riding here in Silverton this afternoon, but I want to bring you up-to-date on the time we were offline before catching up here to the present day. I'll tell you about today's ride in tomorrow's post. For now, let's just travel back to Friday afternoon. We were still working around the road closure, and so we didn't leave the camper until just before the road opened at noon. They knocked off early on Friday, and so we only had to keep ourselves ...

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August 14, 2021
Back from the Beach from ... Cat Patches

We couldn't have planned our beach trip any better if we'd been clairvoyant. While there was a heat wave raging back home, we were enjoying relatively chilly weather at the beach in Winchester Bay, Oregon. I hope y'all have been behaving yourselves...not getting sick, etc. I have a lot of pictures to show today, so just get yourself a cuppa cuppa and let's have a chat. 

We left around 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. We were towing our ATV's and so this was truck camper adventure. 


I didn't take as many ...

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Back from the Beach from Cat Patches

We couldn't have planned our beach trip any better if we'd been clairvoyant. While there was a heat wave raging back home, we were enjoying relatively chilly weather at the beach in Winchester Bay, Oregon. I hope y'all have been behaving yourselves...not getting sick, etc. I have a lot of pictures to show today, so just get yourself a cuppa cuppa and let's have a chat. 

We left around 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. We were towing our ATV's and so this was truck camper adventure. 


I didn't take as many ...

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