Friday, August 15, 2014

Back at the Beach

We are at Thousand Trails Seaside Resort this weekend. I looked out the window this morning and saw this young man on top of the RV his brother was tossing up the items that needed to go in the carrier and dad was supervising. They were packing up and moving out. The spot was filled less than an hour after they left.
Last night was ooey gooey s'more night around the fire pit.

There are very nice areas here for tent camping.

This is an indoor swimming pool and spa

And this is where Joe plays pickleball every morning at 9:00AM

We knew our friend Carolyn Hopkins was here this weekend and we knew she would be wanting to pitch shoes with Joe. She is the one who got him started pitching horseshoes ten years ago.

 She was also his pool partner. They will be doing that in the morning and at one will pitch shoes with other members who are in the park. So today they went over to the pits for a little practicing. 

And if any of you wonder what I do while Joe is playing pickleball and pitching shoes? Well sometimes I go watch him but he bought me a ukulele for my birthday and I am teaching myself how to play it.
I love the carving on it.  I also am learning to knit, I read, I go for walks around the park  and enjoy working on my laptop. 

Clackamas County Fair Time.

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It's fair time in Canby, Oregon again. THE CLACKAMAS COUNTY FAIR. It isn't a large fair, but it certainly is a fun one. Corn on the cob is a must for Joe. I thought the hamburger booth sponsored by the Canby High School was the best meal for the price. $3.00 for a  hamburger, $3.50 for a cheeseburger.  There were all the fried foods that we stay away from.  I had my usual noodles, but they were so salty this year and the serving was huge. So I only ate not quite half of them.

This miniature donkey was so cute to watch. 

How could you not love this sweet little face with the curls.

This was one sleepy pig.

We enjoyed going through the cattle barns.

As we came out of the cattle barns, there were many llama's and their handlers waiting to go in to the arena to be judged. Look who we "bumped" in to.  Joe's daughter Roni and grandsons Mason and Connor. We had no idea the boys were in 4-H. The group name is the 'Llama Lovers', sponsored by Hidden Oaks Llama Ranch of Estacada.

The lighting isn't great, but this is Connor and his Llama 'Magic'

and Mason with "Little D".  Who has the cutest smile... the kid or the llama

This was the boys first year to  show their Llamas at the fair. Earlier in the day they participated in 'Handling'. Mason received a Blue ribbon and Connor received a red ribbon. Later in the day, during the Obstacle Course' Connor again received a red ribbon and Mason received Grand Champion.

Mason did a great job keeping his Llama in line.

Mason listening to the judge. 

 Later in the evening Joe and I and our friend Ruth went to the Rodeo. What a great time we had there for the great price of $2.00 because it was Senior day and $10 for the reserved seating at the rodeo. Parking fee wasn't bad either $5.00. I'm not a big fan of bucking horses and I  had to cover my eyes when the bull riding started. Seeing someone get hurt or the possibility of someone getting hurt really bothers me.  But I did like the roping, and barrel riding.