Last fall when we were here (in Kitsap County), my friend Tory offered to show me how to make Lamp-work beads. She learned a few years ago and she is an artist... her beads are so beautiful. I thought 'there is no way I can do that' but thought it would be fun to try. So when we returned for the summer, I got my chance. I will never be as good as she is, but it is very fun... alot like walking and chewing gum and rubbing your head and patting your stomach all at the same time with a 2500 degree flame involved! I managed to make a few beads under her tutelage, and I was suprised at how well they turned out. I'm hooked. I won't ever have my own set up, but am grateful to be able to use hers once in awhile.
When we first started out on the road, we kept kind of a diary of where we went and what we saw. We thought it might be fun to take our diary to the next level. We hope our family and friends will enjoy it and it will help them to keep track of where the heck we are!
We are retired and lived in our motorhome from 2005-2012. Dave is retired from the Federal Government and I am just retired.
Dave rides his Harley and I knit,spin and dye fiber. We have two great kids, one on either side of the country. Our daughter is on the West Coast, and our son and his wife are on the east coast. We try to divide our time between the two but probably fail.