Friday, September 20, 2013

Visitors Galore!

Wow!  What a week this has been.  Shortly after my brother and his wife left for Montana, Rosie’s sister, Gigi, flew up from Los Angeles to surprise Rosie for her birthday on the 17th and stayed with us for 3 nights.  The sisters had a great time catching up on each other’s lives.  We watched old videos of family events.  Gigi treated us for a dinner and a lunch out, something we do not get to enjoy very often.  They went on a short hike on a trail to a waterfall.  Here are some pictures from the visit.

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  At Applewood BBQ in Parkdale, OR                                   At Crooked Tree Tavern near Mt. Hood

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    At the trailhead to the falls                                            A bridge along the trail

Gigi left Thursday morning to return to LA.  About 5 o’clock Thursday evening our friends, Karen and Spencer from Idaho Falls showed up in their Roadtrek Class B RV.  They are staying until Saturday and then continuing their journey towards Washington State.  We have had a great time visiting and solving the problems of the world.  Karen took a river boat down the Amazon River in the past year and we watched a slide show of her photos from the trip.  What an amazing experience that was and we enjoyed reliving the trip with her.

Things are starting to slow down at the campground.  The nights are getting cooler; it was 35f Thursday morning when we got up.  We have about 30 campsites occupied tonight.  It is starting to rain.  The sound of rain on the roof of a camper is loud and it sounds like it is raining a lot harder than it really is.

We continue to love this place and are enjoying our work here.  We have agreed with our County manager that we will be back in 2014 for the months of April, May, August, September and October.  That will give us time for 30 days in Idaho Falls, 3 days at my family reunion and 28 days in Colorado.  We are starting to see deer in the campground and one of the County employees reported seeing a buck elk on the grounds.

The fall colors are starting to show at this elevation.  Here are some pictures of the fall colors and some interesting mushrooms that Gigi and Rosie spotted on their hike:

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On Monday we are expecting visitors all the way from Germany.

Thanks for stopping by.

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