Thursday, June 27, 2013

Meeting New Blogger Friends


I've been following Laurie and George's  "Owens on the Road" blog for a while. One day while I was reading their blog I noticed they were headed for Hebo, Oregon. HEBO??? What on earth would they be  doing there? They didn't mention they had family there. You see I lived there back in the late 60's and I knew for a fact there isn't much there.  At that time there was a grade school, a church, a sports shop, a small restaurant and a service station. My brother one time was coming to visit us and asked how he'd find me.  I told him Stop at the Y and holler and I'd hear him. He did......and I did.  The little berg is actually that small. We were there because at that time my former husband was in the Air Force, stationed at the Hebo Radar Station. I called my mom when we first arrived and told her Hebo was so small I had to tell God where it was........Well, I contacted Laurie and told her the story about our living there and they actually don't live right in Hebo but South of town at the Cedar Creek Fish Hatchery. I thought it would be fun to try and connect with them before summer was over and they were gone.  Well today, was the day.  We got to meet Laurie and George. They were kind enough to come closer to our home for lunch so we wouldn't be gone to long from Viola.  They were so easy to visit with and after five minutes it felt like we had known them for ever. 

We are looking forward to taking a Sunday Drive to the fish hatchery to see where they live and work.  


7 comments:

  1. How nice! We love meeting other bloggers/travelers. There are so many nice people, so little time!

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  2. Awesome! That's a great story about Hebo...It's fun to meet new people...especially people who you have been following in the " blog world".

    Have a great Sunday drive!

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  3. How fun to meet up with new friends.

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  4. It certainly is fun to finally make a connection with those we've been following! I'm sure you all had a great time.

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  5. Oh my gosh! One sentence in…my husband was stationed on the radar site on Mt. Hebo in the early 60s! I've been there many times. It was actually the catalyst that started us traveling in a MH-we wanted to go up the curvy hill (I once knew how many curves) to where he was stationed. It was gone, but we walked around and I could picture the barracks and officer quarters as he described them. Did they still have the "hill car" when you wee there?

    I went back, alone, in 2010 and the memories flooded back.

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  6. You just can't stay away from Tebow's, can you, Betty? After eating there, we can certainly see why. Happy to see you and Joe with your new friends. Hebo is a touch point of contact with more people than one would guess. I used to drive through there a lot when I had to go to Garibaldi when I was working. Been awhile, but still love that drive.

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  7. Russ, I went back to Garibaldi by myself after having passed it taking my daughter to Astoria. How I love all the coastal towns of Oregon. Who knew so many would know the little place of Hebo--there's was (don't know if it's still there) a restaurant that spelled HEBO with the "E" backwards.

    I once wrote to my kids about a big red building (school?) and how wonderful it would be if we could make it a family compound.

    One thing I found out about the little lake on Hebo Mountain was that when people reported the size fish they caught, the same size was restocked. I'm not sure if that's true, but now knowing the tie to the fish hatchery maybe I'll get an answer!

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