Saturday, August 24, 2013

Oregon State Doubles Horseshoe Pitching Championship

Joe and his friend Russ Watkins partnered up for the Oregon State Doubles Horseshoe Pitching Championships

and...............took first place in their division!!  Congratulations guys!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

More from our weekend in Bend

I only had my iPhone to post my blog last week so here are a few pictures from our trip to Bend

My sister was here to help us celebrate our birthdays so she got to go to Bend with us. She looks comfortable enough and yes, she had her seat belt on.

We were in I loop, clear in the "back forty" and loved it there.

We were within walking distance to the bathrooms and  it was a nice walk to the activities although we took the car down sometimes too.

Jan is so much fun to have on a trip with us. 

Before we left I took a few pictures of the park for those who have never been there. These are the horseshoe pits.

The welcome center where we register

The little horseshoe cafe

Looking towards the store

The Library

The Country Store

This body of water was full of frogs. Very peaceful and serene

Pickleball/Tennis Courts

This is the family pool.  I took the pictures before it opened for the day.

And this is the adult pool

There is opportunities to rent kayak's and canoes.

The Lodge where weekend meals are served, church services held, and  member meetings are held. It is a large, very nice  building

This is looking in to the end of the welcome center.  We thought the grounds were beautiful, and fun, and the staff extremely friendly and helpful.

On the way home we stopped at a rest stop along the Deschutes River. It is also one of the places rafts are launched.This particular party was loading up for a camping/rafting trip. A prefab platform was attached to the raft and every thing you see on the ground was loaded on to it.  A second raft held the rafters and their guide. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Getaway to TT Bend

This is going to be a short post because I'm doing it on my iPhone. We've had a wonderful three days at TT Bend/Sunriver and will be heading home tomorrow. For what ever reason no one was playing Pickleball or a horseshoes  this weekend but Joe found plenty to do. We took my sister to The High Desert Museum and we had supper outdoors on the patio at Anythony's , always a favorite of hours. Then we did a mile and a half walk along the river
This morning we woke up to a flat tire on the right front passenger side. I'm so glad we have AAA RV Plus! Within an hour someone was there to change the tire and we were on our way to Les Schwab in Bend. Plenty of time to get some time by the pool, reading a good book.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Birthday Week

This is Birthday week for Joe and I. We will both be 72.   My sister is here from  Washington to help us celebrate. We Have been busy each day. We enjoyed looking at antiques in Aurora, and Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens 

We took corn to feed the ducks and geese
We love these gardens. So beautiful, So peaceful.
Today we took a wonderful two hour tour along the river on one of the three   Willamette Jet Boats.

And this is what we looked like as we are heading back after being completely drenched. With 360's, sudden stops  and zig zags.  it was so much fun!!! I'm ready to do it again.

In between all that activity, we have enjoyed meals at McGrath's, a local Seafood restaurant, Famous Dave's BBQ, and Monday we will add Saylor's Country Kitchen, our favorite steak house. Wednesday, we are going to enjoy our local Clackamas County Fair and the Rodeo that evening. We will round out the week of celebration by enjoying some camping time at Thousand Trails  Bend/Sunriver Resort