SF Bay Area to Port Angeles Ferry
May 21 let the Tour begin
Roy sells his townhouse. Buys this truck/Camper in Fremont, Calif. Turn-Key Ready.
Charlie rides in crate next to me. We purchase new cellphone and get stuck in San Mateo, Calif.
RV repair suggested staying at the Menlo Park Park until 6 pm, then stay in their lot overnight. City Police ask me to step out and handcuff me.
DMV had not posted my new License, so they say. Ask if I am a Serial Killer.
Charlie and my home for next few months
On the look out for jogging dogs
Found the puurfect spot
Created whole cage in crew cab for Charlie
Awaiting replacement of the camper to truck plug at RV repair place. Not so Turn-Key Ready!
On the hunt
Audio track used here: The Doobie Bros. - Black Water
Having sold or given everything away, charlie awaits my quick dash into the store.
Zen Kitty. Got lucky, this cat tolerates travel.
Redding, Calif. or Bust
We arrive in Redding for dinner. Unable to find cousin Ken.
Rest stop near Mt. Shasta. Slept until 4:30AM
Hailey, Eillen Keller's grandaughter mentions going to OR, so I took a selfie
Free at last! Free at last!
Quite a spectacle to see a cat like this
PORTLAND, OR. First cemetery. Camper outside RiverView Cemetery
On the hunt for Caroline TAYLOR Christopherson's sisters grave, Elizabeth and family. Section 107
With help of map found her grave. She was known as Lizzie. Elizabeth Lapham-Carpenter of Portland
Roy is 99.9% sure these are Lizzie's children with Veiga CHRISTOPHERSON Dawe
Little White Salmon River, E. of Portland, Lapham summer retreat. Photos courtesy of cousin Miriam Westereng
Motel 6. Charlie a break from the bouncing truck cab and for me, good shower. Been Boondocking last few days
Headed south Second Cemetery Lincoln Memorial Park
Cemetery named after Pres. Lincoln
Hope you visit, if so, turn LEFT at statue
Getting warmer. No map either.
They are on right end of hall
Meet Carrie and George B. Pratt. Carrie LAPHAM Pratt, daughter of Lizzie.
gone but not forgotten
99.99% sure this is Carrie Lapham, photos courtesy of cousin Miriam Westereng - Veiga Dawe Collection
George was an Optomitrist. Now to find Smith G. Lapham on floor 3.
Meet Mr. Geroge Pratt
George Pratt, son-in-law of Elizabeth Taylor, sister to Caroline, his children and Veiga Dawe
Found Carrie's brother, Caroline TAYLOR Christopherson's nephew and wife
Netta Smith's wife.
Smith G. is related. See http://www.christopherson.net/genealogy/familytree/Taylor/taylor.elizabeth
Camper weighed so much, I stayed off the narrow cemetery roads
Made third cemetery - Rose City Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, at 5:03 PM. Thanks to the Office, found them
We are related to Oscar Lapham, all covered on their Individual Web Pages. APR 2015, Roy has found all the current Lapham generation!
Their location. A wet day!
May 26th reached Seattle's Woodland RV Park
View during breakfast
On the road again! Drive around Puget Sound area to look at towns and houses.
Stopped at cool museum
Reminded me to hand down Dad's Eisenhower jacket to the nephews
Reminded me of dads gear
Took this shot for Mike (relating to his GF)
RV Park. One of the best of the trip
May 27 2014
They honked "Back off Jack" in Goose talk
View from laundry room
Stopped at Mukilteo Lighthouse
Was in parking lot planning Vancouver Island.
First time on Ferrie. In line at Edmunds, WA to cross to Kingston, then drive to Port Angeles, WA. Confused? So was I.
Thought I was leaving Port Angeles for Sidney, BC with Reservations at Marina RV park. This was the Edmunds Ferry Terminal Lanes. I still had a 2nd ferry to catch!
Norwegian Treking Cat aboard Ferry
This newbie did a No No, sat in truck. Must go on top deck with the animal.
Possibly Kingston looking for place to camp
Ferry Parking, too bad blurred the mountain
Broke camp somewhere between Kingston WA and Port Angeles WA