Thursday, June 20, 2013

Quite an array of pictures today

Happy 92 Birthday to my momma (Friday, June 21st). This is the 2nd year she has celebrated it in Heaven.

 Being a single mom, raising three kiddos by herself she always dreamed of having a retreat, a place to go where she could fish, walk in the woods, listen to the birds. So my sister and I picked out this Thomas Kincaid picture for her memorial folder. She would have loved it here. "I Can Only Imagine" the retreat she must be enjoying now!
 On the way home from visiting a friend of ours we saw this doe standing there watching us while she was munching on some leaves. Can you see her? ( click to enlarge the picture then maybe you can)
 Further down the road were some mini burros
 This one must have had an "itchy" back because he kept rolling back and forth in the dirt.
 We were North bound on I-205 this evening and heading right towards these mean looking clouds. At this point, they were right over  the Oregon City/Milwaukie area but it never did rain on us. I'm sure someone got dumped on though!

 As we turned into our mobile home park, the clouds were still hanging over us but still no rain. It just went around us.

Last week, Joe went to start our little cabin on wheels and look what he found. I took this picture of it and posted it on Instagram with the caption of " Oh, the woes of an RV owner"  never dreaming my grandson, who works for Les Schwab in Sandy, Oregon would see it. He called me and said a truck from the dealership just down the road would be there shortly to put air in the tire so Joe could get it down to the shop to be fixed... Tire pumped up, tire repaired, Cost $0!  No, Jesse didn't pay for it because it was grandma, he explained that it is a service Les Schwab gives.  We have been long time customers with them, and are always impressed with their service.

Saw this little jewel as I parked my car at Fred Meyers. It's a 1941 Cadillac Coupe.

On the way home from taking Joe to work the other morning, as I came around the corner, I had to stop.......and no stop sign either.  A gaggle of geese! And they took their time.  It's a common sight in the Milwaukie area and any one that lives here knows they have the right of way.......
Have a great weekend. Ours will be nice and quiet. Joe is off until Monday morning and that is always nice.


  1. Oh what a wonderful thing your grandson did. So glad Joe could get it to the shop to get fixed.

    That sky looks very nasty indeed.

  2. Well, all those nasty clouds must have been picking up momentum as they moved east. The weather guys are predicting a rainy week with rain and storms every day for the next seven days. Ugggggggg how are we going to get our remodeling done that way. The guys do all their sawing outside.

  3. From the looks of those clouds you guys really did luck out. Flat tires on our rigs are such a pain to deal with. They need a geese crossing sign or signs to warn you. Kalispell has duck crossing signs. Love it.

  4. I can tell you as we're just a few miles north .... we got dumped on several times yesterday. In the future ... please keep the rain down your way!! :-)

  5. What a sweet smile your mother had! I wish it would rain here in southern California. No chance!

  6. Quite an array of photos Betty. The doe was cute but those clouds look scary.

    Glad to hear the storm missed you.