[written while moving from Washington state to Arizona]
Sun. 2-22-87Dear Mother & Dad,
Hi! We got off at 4:00 on Friday as planned and spent Friday night in Boardman and then got into Madras late Saturday morning. Our house seems to be doing fine. We ran into some friends, Tim & Jody [she's been my more recent travel partner, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Peru], at the grocery store. They moved to Portland the year before we left Madras but they still own a house on Round Butte – sort of recreational property so it was good to see them. Wendy ended up spending part of the evening at their house while we went to a party.
The temperature was around 60º when we got here in Willows this p.m. so Wendy went swimming in their "heated" pool. It is heated by the sun so was fairly chilly.
Tomorrow we head further south to Bakersfield and then to Barstow.
Wendy's been working on a post card to you so may include it in this. We put batteries in her keyboard so she can play it in the car. She really likes the shirt [or skirt] you got her in Phoenix.
Catherine, Gerry & Wendy