I downloaded the following article from the internet. It is a procedure Joe will be having as soon as the insurance approves it.
Monday, May 23, 2016
We recently attended one of our FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) Lewis & Clark Chapter Rallies at Thousand Trails Paradise RV Campgrounds near Morton, Washington. There were approximately 50 members there.
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|We met new friends including Judy and Denny,|
|His friend Gary told him "Joe you lost the Elvis look, but the new cut looks great, just like mine"|
|His friends were constantly amazed at his strength and stamina...|
|He pitched for 3 hours on two different days while he was there.|
|After a time of rest he was ready to go on to the next activity.|
|Paradise Campgrounds has two ponds that are stocked with trout. The fish license was $4.00 for the day. He didn't catch any fish but enjoyed the fun.|
|Fishing wasn't just for the guys. Nancy and a few other gals enjoyed fishing also.|
|Russ was the winner with three nice size trout.|
|We didn't tow our car this time but our "neighbors" Scott and Lois invited us to go for a ride to check out Taidnapam Park a forested campground with a popular fishing bridge on Riffe Lake (formed by Mossyrock Dam) in Lewis County. It is a beautiful campground.|
I took the following pictures on a walk around the campgrounds.
We went Highway 12 to Jackson Highway, then we hooked up to Highway 505, then 504
to Castle Rock, then we took 411 to Vader, Washington
|then Highway 506 to PeEll|
|We stopped and I made us a little lunch right in front of this old Jail House. There is a nice park behind it.|
|These beautiful flowers took up the whole front yard of this quaint little house.|
|Well look at this a field of mammoth marshmallows!|
|We took Highway 6 out of PeEll. I love barns, old or new.|
|We took Highway six all the way to Raymond|
|And that led us to Highway 101|
|I lived in Long Beach, Washington and this was one of my favorite places to stop.......|
|This is just a tiny portion of why we love the Cottage Bakery.|
After leaving Long Beach we got back on 101 and headed for Seaside, Oregon where we had a wonderful spagetti dinner at the Twisted Fish Steak House and from there we got on Highway 26 and headed home to Oak Grove. We got home about 8:15 that evening, tired but happy and ready to face more rounds of chemo.
Have a great rest of the week.
Monday, May 16, 2016
|Dewain, Joe's barber for 20+ years and Joe discussing how short to cut his hair. His hair would come out by the handful each time he combed it and he said it was time for a crew cut.|
|Dewain explains to Joe that he doesn't charge for a hair cut that has to be because of cancer. He wouldn't even take the tip Joe offered.|
|There are beautiful trails and the Eagle Creek Trail Head begins there. The Pacific Coast Trail also runs through there.|
|We took a day trip to the East side of Bonneville Dam to see the fish ladders and watch the salmon pass by the viewing windows.|
|The water was so green and murky you could hardly see the fish. That is a Lamprey eel hanging on to the glass.|
|It was fun watching the fish "climb" the ladders.|
|Next we visited the Maryhill Museum of History and Art.|
|The grounds are beautiful and well groomed|
|There was a large display of chess boards and pieces including this very large one on the basement floor.|
|Views of the mighty Columbia River across the Bridge from Biggs, Oregon|
I loved this little church in the town of Maryhill, Washington.
And look at the beautiful wood carving on the steeple
Across the street from the church was this old filling station/garage.
|Our last stop was Columbia Hills State park off Washington highway 14 and the Petroglyphs & Temani Pesh-wa Trail|
|You have to look close to see the pictures but they are there.|
|I thought it was so sad that the trails have to be closed because of vandalism. We were told though there is a .tour every Friday and Saturday morning at 10:00 A.M|
|I loved the way the California Poppy's bloomed around the wood fence.|
Have a great week and Smile even in the rain