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Kalispell To Many Glacier-Week Three The Great Northwest Vacation - 06/24/09 10:39 PM
The drive from Paradise to Kalispell took us along Flathead Lake for almost an hour. What gorgeous scenery. In my Missoula e-PRO Class one of the participants said there are over 150+ listings on the lakefront and none has sold in the past 6 months. Seems what I am hearing as I travel, is that the under $200,000 and first time homebuyer market is getting busier in most areas, especially in the last 60 days, but the higher end market buyers are still on the sidelines. We ate a nice Father's Day dinner at Famous Dave's BBQ in Kalispell. It was (3 comments)
A Weekend in Paradise (Montana) Week Two The Great Northwestern Vacation - 06/24/09 10:57 AM
We are still taking roads less traveled and enjoying the scenery and seeing what's going on in the rural towns in the Northwest. From Walla Walla for 4 hours through beautiful green rolling hills. Wind turbines dotted the landscape and cows and horses were everywhere. We saw a deer off the road ambling up a hill and lots of hawks overhead. We crossed into northern Idaho to go to the beautiful town of Coeur d'Alene so I could share e-PRO with more cool folks! My buddy Christina Ethridge brought her hubby, Chuck, whom I had never met; so, it was fun (4 comments)
Lovecats, Likeability, and A Plan to Save the World - 06/24/09 09:16 AM
Here is some sage thinking! Enjoy Via Matthew Dollinger (@properties): Epiphany (def): a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. Many of us have had these monumental life-changing moments of discovery. Sometimes they come in the form of a higher level of understanding, consciousness, or other moments of clarity. I can honestly say that I've had a couple of these instances in my life, and I consider myself lucky. But the one that I feel is best serving for today's marketplace, for the difficulties (1 comments)
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Walla Walla Waffles & Other Sights on the Great Northwestern Vacation - 06/22/09 09:06 AM
Leaving Portland to head east for the rest of the vacation, has us traveling along the army green, mighty, Columbia River on the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway for almost 4 hours. Take this drive sometime, if you can. It's beautiful, especially for a desert rat like me to see all that water. I tried to find Pete Seegar's song on the ipod without success (but I am pretty sure it is there). Why isn't there an easy search feature? The river in places looks more like a lake than a river. The beautiful Multnomah Falls , the second tallest falls (2 comments)
The Great Northwest Summer Vacation: Portland, REEA & Oysters - 06/21/09 09:56 AM
This year's REEA (Real Estate Educators) Conference was in Portland. It gave us the timing and destination for our vacation this year. Over 130 Educators, School administrators and Association staff gathered to network, learn and share. If you are an instructor and not a member of REEA, please visit the website and join! You'll be glad you did. It was fun to see friends like Amy Chorew, Darryl Davis, Rossi, Kathy Howe and Doug DeVitre! And meet some new friends! The Twitter hashtag #REEAPORT will give you some more insights into the experience. Dirk Zeller, a hometown boy and real estate (0 comments)
Rules, Rules, Rules During Week 2 The Great Norwestern Vacation - 06/20/09 05:31 PM
Do you love rules or hate them? I usually fit into the latter class, as the speeding ticket I got in Washing can attest! As a matter of fact, the phrase,"I'd rather ask forgiveness than permission" is one I thought was invented for me! It captures a certain zest for going for it that I've espoused and embraced. How do you feel about rules? And then, there are other people's rules and your rules... This week I am breaking my rules. You see, it was my intention to write a little every day about this vacation/trip. I did pretty well last week, but (2 comments)
Mt Hood Here We Come! - 06/15/09 08:03 AM
Friday was a drive from Hines, Oregon to Mt. Hood. No presentation this day and we'll be staying at the Timberline Lodge for 2 nights. It will be nice to not have to pack up and get back in the car immediately. This drive reminded me a bit of the train trip from Sydney to Perth, where the road was straight and the scenery was unchanging for miles and miles. That railtrip in Australia has the longest stretch of straight tracks in the world. The road from Hines to Bend is a long monotonous stretch. The scenery started to change on (4 comments)
The Great Southwest now Northwest) Summer Vacation: Buhl to Hines, OR - 06/12/09 09:50 PM
Oh.... what a beautiful morning! The sun is just peaking over the ridge at the Miracle Hot Springs between Buhl and Hagerman, Idaho. We slept in a canvas dome last night.I woke this morning to the sound of Alligators roaring! What an adventure! We started the day soaking in the hot springs again. Lily swung from the trapeze and did flips off it while Bub did arm exercises to loosen his healing shoulder. I booked a massage this morning and it was blissful! After an hour in the hot water and an hour having trigger points release all my tension, I (3 comments)
The Roads Less Traveled: Ogden, UT to Buhl, ID - 06/12/09 10:49 AM
Sometimes, I like going back to places I've been for the comfort of the familiarity and knowing what to expect. They say that is one reason the McDonald's are so successful, because you can count on the food being the same in Boise or Tucson or China! People are often comforted by having their expectations met and having no surprises. When we work with clients, this can make a difference. Tell them what to expect. Be impeccable in keeping your word. Have no surprises! But then there are times the adventurer that I am loves to go on a road I've (0 comments)
From Heber To Ogden - 06/10/09 10:16 AM
Started off at the Holiday Inn Express in Heber. I swam a bunch of laps in the heated pool while Lily dove and splashed and generally was delighted to swim. After cinnamon rolls for breakfast, we packed up and headed up the mountain to Park City for the day's e-PRO Workshop. It was a rainy, drizzly day in Park City and the summertime looks pretty quiet there. I was told the market is still very slow. That probably makes it a great time to buy and get a really good deal on a second home! No pictures today! My battery died (0 comments)
The Little Things....Day 4 Utah - 06/09/09 09:41 AM
Waking in Zion to magnificent views of the sun shining up on the high cliffs out the window of our cabin. Lily and Bub go off to the Lodge for some breakfast and encounter deer along the way. I realize the ambitious schedule we have in some parts of this trip is not allowing for the time to just relax and enjoy. Zion deserved 2-3 days at least! We are actually having 2 parallel experiences during this trip as Lily and Bub go find fun things to do while I do e-PRO Workshops. Today, I was warmly welcomed by the Washington (2 comments)
God's Country. Day 3 Great Southwestern Vacation - 06/08/09 09:27 AM
We woke up to clear skies and sunshine in Bryce Canyon Utah. We packed up for the day and treated ourselves to good breakfast at the Bryce Canyon Lodge. Built in the 1920's as a stop on the Southern Pacific Railways, the Lodge is a cozy and inviting place. The drive through the Park was stunningly beautiful as we meandered through pine forests at 7000+ ft elevation with hoodoos, cliff, caves and natural bridges off to each side. It was barely 50 degrees and there was a fierce wind, so our stops were brief. After a few overlooks, Lily decided she (4 comments)
Simple Pleasures: Day 2 great SW Vacation - 06/07/09 08:36 AM
We've gone from Tucson's 100 degree weather to chilly winds in the Grand Canyon! We left Williams early and drove up to El Tovar Lodge. Built in the early 1900's as a Fred Harvey hotel along the railway route across the southwest, the hotel is a luxurious accomodation right next to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Lily was careful not to get to close to the edge. GrandBub had threatened to push her over if she didn't quit kicking him from the backseat and I think she believed him! The gift shop at el Tovar is so fabulous it (5 comments)
The Great Southwest Summer Vacation - 06/06/09 08:59 AM
We're hanging out on Route 66 in Williams, AZ. Realtor Extraordinaire, Sandi Forree, has generously lent us her guest house for the first night of our 5 week road trip. Williams is a fun town with lots of live music and laid back atmosphere. Perfect 2nd home location! Granddaughter, Lily, brought Bitty Baby to dinner with us last night at the Buffalo Pointe Resturant. I had yummy BBQ Ribs and then we walked downtown for the gunfight! Lily decided the guns weren't real, but they sure were loud as 50 or so tourists watched the four bandits argue about where the (1 comments)
Following Your Bliss - 06/03/09 09:28 PM
As I prepare for 5 weeks on the road, many people are saying "I wish I could take off for a month". The truth is you can! You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to and focus your priorities on. The simple directive, "Follow your bliss" was penned by Joseph Campbell years ago and yet few seem to be able to set aside worries and minutiae to throw off the energy draining parts of their lives to get on with enjoying...... Here's a very simple tip as I leave to follow my idea of bliss: If you'd like delve deeper into how you can (5 comments)
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