We have been wined, dined and enjoyed many visits with our friends in Salem and Portland. In spite of the constant rain, weather did not deter us from very nice visits.
On Sunday we went to dinner at Cafe 22 in West Salem just down the street from our campsite with Barb and Lisa who for several years our next door neighbors and who also referred two of our rental tenants on our first two trips. Dinner was delicious..home style cooking with most of vegetables and fruit grown on their farm. John enjoyed the ribs, corn on cob, green beans and we shared a peach cobbler. I opted for the "flatiron" chicken with red potatoes and green beans. It was a nice evening. Thank you Barb and Lisa. Maybe when you start traveling in your 5th wheel, we will cross paths.
|With Friends Lisa and Barb|
On Monday I met good friends Carolyn and Janet at Napoleon's in the Reed Opera House for lunch. We caught up on the past year and shared pictures of grandkids. Janet and I used to walk several times a week at Bush Park and Minto Brown. Sure miss those walks. She was my incentive and motivation for walking up to 2 or 3 miles. Carolyn and I first met when we were employed at the same travel agency after our move to Salem in 1990. We became fast friends and through Carolyn met many more including our dear departed friend, Rose.
|With Dear Friends Janet and Carolyn|
Monday evening we met another good friend, Carole at Bentley's for dinner. We met Carole when she moved to Salem through Hope who was good friends with her daughter, Brenda. Thank you Carole for the Oregon Coast desk calendar. It sure was good catching up and seeing you again. Enjoy your Christmas vacation in Denver with Brenda and Jerome. Know you will have a white christmas this year.
|With Good Friend Carole|
|Handcarved Horse outside Bentley's|
Wednesday evening we drove to Ray and Deneen's for dinner along with several of their friends. Ray is John's former boss and we have been friends for at least 25 years. They have a beautiful daughter, Dakota who is 14 and an avid competitor in horse shows. The dinner was catered by Peter a chef at Georgio's in Portland. Salad,organic vegetarian pasta entree and homemade pumpkin pie. Ray and Deneen know how to entertain and one always feels at home. Thank you again. Always enjoy our visits.
|Gathering of Friends at Ray & Deneen's|
|Dinner at Ray & Deneen's|
In between our visits, we attended to Medical, Dental,Chiropractic & Vet appointments.
Even was able to fit in a hot stone massage and haircut.
Happy to report all is well.