Friday, September 2, 2011

Time to catch up…

Let’s see…last time I blogged we were in Washington staying in Dave’s brother’s backyard in Rochester…which is were we stayed until Aug 17th.   Well, there were a couple side trips,  I rode the train down to Vancouver, WA and stayed with my Mom a couple times and we went back to Randle, WA for a few days.

The Randle trip was to attend our friend Keith’s surprise birthday party   Keith knew family and a few friends were coming, but around 40 -50 people ended up at their property.  We stayed 3 days, some were there longer, some just for the day, but I think it is safe to say everyone had a terrific time.  Here’s a few pics:

A bunch camping at Keith and Bobbi's

Dave in the horse shoe tournament

Since I stole some pics from Sissy I thought I should post a pic of her in the horse shoe tournament too!
Birthday-boy Keith cutting the cake

Birthday lunch

Evening fire
Gathering for an evening fire

Enjoying the evening fire

Cheye liked it too!
Some of the kids took a raft trip

From Randle it was back to Rochester  for a little more visiting with Dave’s brother & sister-in-law…then we were off  to Seaside, OR for 2 weeks.  We met up with our friends Mike & Joan and John & Sissy at the Thousand Trails park in Seaside.  Both couples were at Randle too…it’s been great to meet up with friends all summer.  We had a good time in Seaside, even had “happy hour” down at the beach a couple times.

Seaside, OR

A skim boarder

Not sure what it's called but it looked fun!

Our group at the beach: L-R  John, Sissy, Mike, Joan and Lori

Second trip to the beach: Dave, Lori, Sissy and John

A Seaside sunset

Currently we are at Thousand Trails Bend which is about 20 miles south of  Bend, OR.  John & Sissy are also here and we’ve been busy.  Yesterday we all went to Crater Lake and today it was the High Desert Museum and lunch/dinner at Anthony’s.  I’ll  post some pics of our excursions either tomorrow or the next day…I haven’t had time to sort through them yet!


shabby girl said...

Boy, have we ever danced around one another this summer!
Awesome photos, and I'm so happy that you guys had such a good time!
We're in Birch Bay, WA for another couple of weeks, then heading south.

Dave and Lori said...


We sure did! Maybe we will see you in AZ this year.

Never been to Birch Bay. With so many friends and family in WA we haven't made it that far north.