Monday, June 3, 2013

Omak, WA

Good evenin, ole sport! -Great Gatsby anyone? Was one of my favorite books in high school, now one of my most favorite movies. I want the DVD, like now.

my new view.
Anyways so Friday we took off to get Mike set up in his new town before he started his first official job as a journeyman lineman!

The weekend was exactly what we needed. Between moving 18 hours home, trading in trailers, moving all my crap out into the storage unit, lots of friends & family visiting time and trying to find a place for us to live in a few days time we needed a break.

We rolled into Omak, WA early afternoon. We weren't exactly sure where he could be working so we didn't look up places and just planned on figuring it out once we got there. We went into the visiting center to ask a few questions and ended up staying at the fair grounds where they hold the "suicide stampead" Okay quick sidebar. The stampeed is a horrifying event where cowboys race horses down this steep mtn, across the river and into the stadium. Crazy! The mountain was huge and we've already decided if Mike is still working in the area we will have to check it out! :)

Daddy's helper. such a boy!
haha much tighter spaces but it fits!

The fairground park wasn't a bad place but you could only stay there for 8 nights. Plus I think Mike would get tired of all the retired travelers coming over to visit. We ended up moving him out to Riverside, a few miles outside of Omak to a very remote park. Luckily two other guys are staying there to keep Mike company since service isn't the best.

Saturday morning we went to Tonasket, Justins (one of the lineman from Alamo) hometown. His wife had seen we were on our way out there and told us about their local founders parade. It worked out perfectly. Its always nice to meet other linewives along this journey. We wish Marah and her girls good luck as their start their tramp life! :)

Besides the parade, we all napped and played too much candy crash, we decided Sunday we needed to get out and find a hike. We took off to Coconully Lake to try to find a hike to try out our new hiking back pack.

We made it out there and it was such beautiful area. It reminded us so much of home, which is a major plus for Mike. We asked around for an easy hike and we got sent to an area but we both couldn't find where the lady was meaning for us for go so decided on a little trail that ended up not being a trail at all. All in all we probably walked only 1.5 miles before we took shelter in the truck while it down poured on us.

After our little adventure we headed back to Omak to load the trailer up and move it to Riverside. It really is such a beautiful area! It was sad saying bye this morning and leaving Mike. I've spent the last 2 years being home every day, listening to Mike's day and now we barely have service. We know this really is the best decision but I forgot how sad it is. I'll definatly be looking forward to Thursday nights!

Mike's view out the trailer

Although it was hard saying good bye I think Mike was ready to have a night to himself after getting this little section set up ;) TV, Xbox and oreos? yeah man dream!

Poltelco's newest journeyman :) he's so cute!


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