|Notice Mt. Hood in the distance. Hardly any snow on it. After we left Multnomah Falls we continued on the famous "Fruit Loop" In the fall, it's many varieties of apples, and pears, and of course there were pumpkins everywhere.|
One of our favorite stops on the Loop is the Apple Valley Store. ( I had to borrow this picture from the internet) As we came around the corner there were cars on both sides of the road. It was barbque Saturday and they were making Apple Butter outdoors in a huge copper pot too.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
I don't do this very often but it seemed to just "fit" where Joe and I are at the moment. So today, I'm gong to share what I read in my little devotion book. It's taken from OUR DAILY BREAD.
Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. Isaiah 49:13
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
|A few weeks back, cabin fever was getting the best of us so Joe took us to the beach via Astoria. We both love to explore. This is old town Rainier, Oregon down by the waterfront|
|Astoria is home to two Coast Guard Cutters. ALERT AND STEADFAST. They are based right next door to the Astoria Maritime Museum a must see if you are in the area.|
|I use to live in Astoria and many times I'd walk to the waterfront and watch what is happening here. The little white Pilot Ship you see here is taking off the bar pilot and putting on the river pilot. Notice the little sailboat in the distance.|
|We went through Astoria, and then down the coast to Depot bay, ate a Subway Sandwich we bought earlier while we watched the beautiful sunset then headed back home, a whopping 420 miles RT.|
|The fall colors are beautiful again this fall|
|We were on our way to visit friends in Oregon City and I looked up in an easterly direction to see this. I hollered for Joe to come look. Then we turned around|
|The other direction to see this beautiful sunset.I don't remember ever having seen a double rainbow or any rainbow in the evening. So beautiful.|
Sunday, October 11, 2015
|Saturday, October 5th, my granddaughter, Leesha White, married her best friend, Michael Clear and we gained another grandson. This will be a very short post because I think the pictures and her beautiful smile say it all.|
|Welcome to our family Mike.|
Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. My knee is still pretty sore, but every day it gets better.
Friday, October 9, 2015
|This past Monday I finally had the meniscus tear in my knee repaired. The doctor also ground and shaved some bone off that arthritic old knee. I went into surgery about 3:00PM and was in recovery about 4:00PM and back in my room about 4:30. We got home close to 7:00PM. He sent me home with a bottle of pain pills but except for in the evening and the night, I haven't had to use them. The blue wrap you see on my knee is an aircast cryo cuff gravity cooler with knee cuff that came home from the hospital with me too. If you look carefully on the floor to the left of my leg is a Jug with a white lid and handle. It is full of ice. Joe hooks it to the cuff, and holds it up high while the cuff fills with cold water. When it starts warming up, he connects the little hose to the jug again, empties the warm water back into the jug and reloads it with cold water again.|