Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Week With Friends

 

We have spent the week with two couple who have been friends for many years.  They decided to take a little road trip with us, and they were hoping for some place cool.  And the weather has cooperated very well.  Today was the first day that we did not wake up to fog but brilliant sunshine.  With the scenery that we have here it is easy to let the days just go by. 

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Being as this group is all golfers we did find a course here called Salmon Run.  As there were only four able bodied among us, leaving Ed & I on the disabled list, we decided that we would still view the course with out letting golf take our minds off the beauty of our surroundings.  This course was amazing, it was craved out of the woods in the most ingenious way.  We saw a lot of wild life, plus wild flowers galore.  And the views! Oh, the views.

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Bonnie, Huff, Chuck and Donna

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I was totally jealous at not being able to play this course.  It was awesome.

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Below is my cart mate…Ed, aka Daisy Man

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We also spent a day on a 80 mile, mail boat run up the Rogue River.  Our captain was very entertaining and had some  tall tales. His day job was a pastor, bet he never had a dull sermon. He managed to do quite a few 180’s, and a heck of a lot of nose dives, with the boat, that left us all wet.  But it felt quite good as we left the seaside the air warmed up rather fast. 

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The six of us are in the very back row.

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Some of the sights in the harbor

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The captain’s dog that went along with us.  After we got under way he just made him self welcome any place he wanted to sit, but once we stopped, and he got wet, the captain wouldn’t let him roam.  Don’t think anyone would have minded, he was a real love, his name was PUP.  By the time the ride was over he was the only one who looked the same as when we started.  Half way through we stopped for a huge chicken dinner, and by the looks of the laundry on the line, everyone worked. 

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This house was a good hike up the hill of at least 3 blocks and back in 1964 the flood waters were half way up this house.  Brookings 092

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Grapevine

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Heading home, great day, great friends, it don’t get any better than that. 

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Tomorrow brings us to the end of the week, and we will be heading in different directions.  Thanks for the Memories. 

Life is good.

4 comments:

Speedy said...

Sherri and I would have to ride in that old boat that sank. Fun going with you take us again sometime.

Leno said...

Great photo's! Where exactly are you?
So glad you are having so much fun..

Cruzin2some said...

Wow! Sounds like a FUN trip. The pictures are great. What a really neat place.

Stay Safe

Mark and Dortha said...

Fun, Fun, Fun...

Great photos. Glad you got to visit with old friends.

We missed the boat ride up the Rogue River. We will have to catch it the next time for sure.