Inland Passage 2016

June 30-July 5

Our trip is on hold as the priority of Don's Dad is the focus. While Don is with his Dad, I am here perhaps getting ready for the last section of our journey or some other direction. Don's Dad had waited up for him in his chair in the living room. He was able to say a few words, but has stopped eating and is quite weak. He is on Hospice and has 24 hour care in his home. Don is with him almost constantly until he dies on July 4th. He was 90 years old and had not been in good health for several years. His passing was not unexpected.  The siblings decide that Don's presence is not really needed here in Portland so Don returns to Petersburg on the 5th. We decide that we will return to doing the trip and prepare to leave on the 6th.