Today is Shawn's 40th birthday and celebrating with family gathering. Hope made his favorite cake..strawberry which is his grandmother's recipe.
|Shawn & Hope Toasting his 40th|
|Shawn's Favorite Strawberry Cake|
|Family at Shawn's 40th|
We have decided to leave tomorrow as bad weather is predicted for Central Oregon and we have some mountains to cross into Grant's Pass.
This has been a good visit with Hope,Shawn, Colt and Cade as well as friends. We got to attend several soccer and football games, spoiled with Hope and Shawn's meals, enjoyed time with grandsons and hate the thought of not seeing them for at least another year. We are also going to miss the long showers and convenience of laundry.I have included some family photos. No,we did not go on the fishing trip as we were traveling.
|Colt in Football Uniform|
|Family Fishing Trip on Rogue|
|Cade's Big Coho Catch|
|I'm this Tall|
|I'm this Tall|
|Colt in the Driver's Seat|
|Cade Taking Shortcut|
Our iHome had a beautiful view of the 3 Sisters and next to the horse pasture. I enjoyed feeding the horses hay, oats and carrots. Guess I have spoiled them and sure they will miss me. Blackie the rabbit has also gotten attention and even the chickens. We especially like the fresh eggs.
|Hope with Rocky & Katy|
|With Rocky & Katy|
The temperature this week has been in the 70's.but dropping into the 20's this weekend with snow at 2,000 ft level. The sunrises and sunsets are just beautiful and my photos don't do them justice.
|View of 3 Sisters from iHome|
Took the iHome for oil change yesterday..first time since Pensacola last December. John likes to take it to a Ford Truck service center. We were at 7,000 since last one.
On Sunday morning we met our friends Ernie and Alinda at the Black Bear Diner in Redmond for breakfast. Ernie is recovering from a heart attack. He now has a stent in one artery. He was lucky it happened at home as he had just returned from hunting. It was a nice visit.
|Ernie and Alinda|
|Wall hanging Black Bear Diner|
In the afternoon, John went with Hope and family Geocaching. This was his first experience and don't think he is avid about doing it again. Boys found a few trinkets.
Tomorrow we embark on our next long journey that will take us south,east,north and eventually back to Oregon.