When Viola moved to our home in 2006, not only were there life adjustments for her, but she slowly got use to Satellite, Flat Screen TVs, A desk top computer in the living room, a lap top "connected" to Betty's lap, Cell phones, Betty reading her Nook instead of a book, just to name a few. But tonight topped them all for her. Joe brought our cell phone in the bedroom and told her to talk to her grandson Rob. (FaceTime) We put it on speaker phone and turned up the volume. She just giggled. I think she was trying to process as fast as she could, but she couldn't stop laughing to SEE Rob on the phone.
After we left her room, we talked to Rob for a bit and then I remembered Rick from Rick &
Paulette's RV Travels had set me up awhile back with Google + Hangout. Rob figured out how to do it on his end, and BINGO there we were looking at him. So Joe and I had a good time visiting some more on a larger screen. Thanks again Rick.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
|I could easily talk about how wonderful Thanksgiving dinner was and how wonderful it was to be with family, that is all so true, but I decided this evening I would rather talk about a walk in the park. Marymoor Park is right across the highway from where Joe's daughter and family live. They asked us if we would like to go for an hour long walk with them and their dog Gage. The dog park is 40 acres. This is a link to the park. Marymoor Off Leash Dog Park|
|Gage remembers this little friend.|
|Kelly and her dad|
|Give me a camera and I go a little nuts...I didn't want to carry my Nikon around so I just used my IPhone camera. These next few pictures were all taken from the dog path we walked.|
|There are a lot of Holly trees in the park|
This windmill along the slough,is modeled after windmills James and Anna Clise had enjoyed in Holland. Taken from an article I Googled)
|There were many huge trees along the path but this one really caught my eye, and it smelled sooooo good.|
|Part of Sammamish the Slough|
|Before heading for home yesterday, we went to the Sumner Cemetery where my mom, brother, son and other family members are buried. On the way there, you have to cross a bridge over the Stuck River in Sumner, Washington. Now this isn't just any bridge. Right after Thanksgiving the bridge is decorated with lights, and then closed for a three hour celebration. At the end of the bridge is The Old Cannery Furniture Store|
Now this isn't just any furniture store. I can't even began to describe it to you. You have to experience it. So fun to shop in there. And for every occasion, they turn the parking lot into a picnic area and offer free hot dogs and soda. But at Christmas time, it is a very special, pretty place.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
This afternoon, Joe had a date to go see the Musical Revue, In the Mood at the Schnitzer Hall. They will begin their Tour again in January 2013 and if they ever come to you area, I highly recommend them for an afternoon or evening of entertainment. I love driving, or rather riding through down town Portland. Joe is the best chauffeur a girl could have. As you can tell it was really raining hard. Traffic was at a standstill at times, because The Nutcracker was performing at the same time at the Keller Auditorium which is close to the Schnitzer. We were fortunate to find ANY parking at all. So we gratefully paid the $8.00 without complaining. A couple of the pictures are dark because of the lighting, or the lack there of and we were using or iPhone camera. Clicking on the picture to enlarge makes them clearer.
Joe took these pictures during intermission. This is the view to our left. We agreed this was the best musical we have been to in a few years. There wasn't a song we didn't know!
And to end tonight's blog, here is week two of my Cactus Blooms. They are getting more beautiful. I can't believe I am having such success this year with this plant.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
|We have a favorite restaurant near us. Tebos We have been eating there for over 25 years. If you click on Tebos, then click on history. Quite a story.|
|We enjoy Southern Gospel music and Friday night we had the opportunity to hear The Liberty Quartet in Concert at Central Nazarene Church in Portland.|
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
In the eight and a half years Joe and I have been married, probably the biggest thing we have to work on is our communication skills. And boy, I'm the worst. I know what I'm thinking but it sure doesn't come out that way sometimes. Or he will say something and I totally don't get it. I borrowed this from a blog I follow. It made me smile this morning and thought some of you might get a giggle or two out of it also
Misunderstanding Text Message
Misunderstanding Text Message
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
|This is a short post tonight. I have been so excited to see all the blooms on my Christmas Cactus And it's only November|
|So I thought I'd share it with you.|
|Almost every "leaf" has a bloom on it. I know the correct name isn't leaf, but don't know what else to call it. Please feel free to tell me if you know what to call them.|
Friday, November 2, 2012
Joe and I took the short five minute ride. The ferry is pulled across the river by an underwater cable. It holds about four cars or a small bus and a couple cars. The river was as clear and calm
This is just about in the middle of the river. We both noticed about the same time a huge fish jump. It was a beautiful sight.
The end of the ride. The road took us back 99E through Canby, Oregon City, and home to Milwaukie. It will be a very nice ride for the residents, rain or shine. Lots of farm animals, a Dahlia Farm that still has flowers in bloom, and beautiful trees.
A refurbished "Oregon City Bridge" It connects Oregon City with West Linn and was closed for almost 2 years while repairs took place. You can read about the history of the bridge here. Oregon City Bridge