Saturday, December 31, 2011

Year in Review

Two major changes loom dramatically in my mind as I review 2011 for Jim, Jeanette and Buster.   At the end of June we made the decision to end our volunteer work. This brought to a close many years of volunteering with Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Oregon State Parks, and Arizona State Parks. While volunteering had provided an economical means for us to have adventures, it had begun to extract a price in energy and freedom. By September we began to feel that our thirty-one foot Holiday Rambler motorhome was too much, and we downsized radically to a twenty-four foot Winnebago View, which in addition to being much easier to drive, costs half as much to operate.  Age, health, and money all have played into these decisions, but our hope is that we will continue to enjoy traveling and camping, perhaps in smaller economical campgrounds, and have the time to pursue our love of birding more fully.


  1. I hope your bright smiles here portray your happiness with your new Vista lifstyle! Hope 2012 is a great year for Jim, Jeanette & Buster! Happy New Year to you :)

  2. Wishing you a Happy New Year, and may you have some wonderful camping adventures in 2012 (maybe we can share some).

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  4. May we all bag some "life list birds" in 2012.

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