My final vaca post will include a pack of pics..which is my usual M.O. I make my blog into a book at the end of the year and I want to make sure I document our time! So, if you're getting sick of seeing these it's OK. I'll love you all anyway! We were suppose to go to a lake near Mount Hood on Saturday, but the forest fires had blown in this direction and shut down the highway to our destination. The air was hazy and smelled like a campfire all day! We found a wonderful park not far from their home instead and the river was great for fishing and enjoying the day.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
For the record, I've never seen the TV show "Portlandia". However, my son was wearing a tee shirt that said Portlandia when he picked us up from the airport and somehow it fits my blog posts. Portland is a beautiful place but it's also a traffic nightmare at times. I'd need a good GPS to find my way around. The kids live outside the city in a lovely neighborhood that's very hilly...great for walking if you want to really get a workout! On Friday we were headed to the coast. I love the ocean and was really looking forward to seeing it again. Jack isn't a sun lover because he burns quite easily but the cool...almost cold at times...breeze felt great. He did get a burn on his face and I felt pretty bad for him the next day. But it's all good now...it's a good base if he wants to get a tan...a little inside joke here!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
I can't believe a week has gone by already! I was getting packed this time last week and now I'm blogging about our adventures in Oregon! We had a wonderful visit with our son Craig and his awesome family. The flight was really good going and coming home, so no complaints from me! Here's some pics from our first few days...I'll blog about the rest in, what I'm going to lovingly call, Portlandia..Parts 1,2 and maybe more...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
I'm singing that song about packed bags and leaving on a jet plane. Be thankful you can't hear me...trust me on this. We're heading out to Oregon to see our son Craig and his wonderful family. I know you're not suppose to post junk about leaving your home, but we have a house sitter who's packing heat....trust me on this.
Monday, August 17, 2015
When we moved to the country 14yrs ago I guess it was inevitable that we would be owned by a cat. Yes, I said "owned by the cat". Anyone who's ever had a cat knows they do what they please and you just go along for the ride. I found Squeak on a cold November night at our Church. She was begging French fries from us gals who were going home after a meeting. It was raining and I felt bad for this skinny cat out in the elements...obviously hungry. I'd never had a cat before, I was a newbie in the cat house! Squeak was never a cuddly, crawl in your lap, sweet cat. She was more of the "hey, just feed me and leave me alone!" type of cat. My Grandkiddos learned the hard way..even after being warned, that she wouldn't tolerate much petting. But they soon learned and so did I and everything progressed from there. After 14yrs with us she passed quietly away early this morning. We buried her up in the woods where I know she liked to roam. I wasn't always thrilled to be her caretaker...like the litter box thing and the hairball thing. But life's like that...the good and the bad. She was an awesome mouser in her day and even this Summer I saw her with a chipmonk in her mouth. We haven't had chipmonks since she came here. (Haven't seen one since that day!) Her strange meow earned her the name "Squeak". Here's my tribute to my one and only cat: