|Jumping pictures at sunset!|
What a great week spent with Jed and Luke and Kady in Newport and Bandon! Refreshing cool weather after hot days in Baker City and time spent enjoying family!!
|Bandon dunes sunset|
Rick and I left Baker on Thursday as soon as my BMCC class was over at 11am. Smooth drive to Portland along the gorge internet, marveling at the additional wind turbines we see near Boardman. We find Jed in Southeast Portland around 4:30 at the home of James Duckworth, who picked Jed up at the airport from New Mexico. Jed had spent the day visiting with Chanel Parke for lunch and a trip to Powell's Bookstore afterwards. A trip to Portland is worthless to Jed if it doesn't include a visit to Powell's!
On to Tigard to stop at the T-Mobile store for Ginger to purchase her new cell phone!!! We get a good deal that includes free activation and a $60 phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. Now to figure our how to use it!
We arrive in Newport around 9:30 pm. A long day, but a good one! We set up the tent trailer in the driveway. Jed will be sleeping inside in the little backroom, so Rick and I have the trailer to ourselves. It will work out great. Evening spent until 11:30 or so visiting and talking. Time to go to bed so Luke can get up and go to work in the morning!
Up in a lazy fashion for most of us. Luke has left for work at 7:15 ish. We spend the morning visiting with Kady and then walk up to Wal-Mart to pick up a few items, plus grab a sandwich at Subway. We stop by Luke's summer group at the park enroute home and see his clubhouse place. Luke will be able to leave sooner than we expected, so we get back quickly, shower, and we are ready to roll by 2:30 or so.
An absolutely GORGEOUS day heading down the coast to Bandon. Flowers, clear blue skies, rolling surfs. We stop in CooBay to visit the Big 5 Sporting Goods store - Luke needs racket strings and Jed some toe socks. Success for Jed, but not for Luke!
Arrive in Bandon around 5:30 - time for dinner! Grandma has prepared spaghetti. After dinner the boys and I head down to the beach to fly the kites and take "jumping" pictures. Games until midnight. Grandma can't keep this up for long! Nor I!!
|Luke leaps from dunes.|
|Bandon Beach walk|
|Luke applies wax to|
Dinner then games again! Only we stop sooner cause we have church in the morning!
We finish up some chores for Mom, enjoy our meal, and then a final game of Dix-it - the "apples to apples -pictionary - luck of the draw" Game that Jed bought at Powells! A fun one!
Smooth drive back up to Newport - absolutely beautiful clear skies, but a good north wind. Jed drives to Florence and Rick the rest of the way. Luke and I immediately leave for youth group while Rick and Jed head to Papa Murphys for a pizza. Late night watching the Olympics!
Big news of today is our 'fishing' trip! Rick and I went down to the bay front late morning to check out the possibility of tuna from the Chelse Rose, the boat we bought from last September. We are in luck! Two completely filleted tunas and $91 later, we are headed back to the house to package and freeze! We end up with about 20 packages, plus enough tuna for everyone to have a sizable chunk this evening.
Later afternoon Rick and I head back down to poke through the shops of the Bay front while the boys and Kady are playing tennis.
Evening of Olympics and games - plenty of games! AND a fire in the backyard with s'mores!
|Yaquina Old Lighthouse|
|Sunstar at Hatfield|
The sourdough is still bubbling and we make pancakes for dinner! We head out to Fred Meyer after dinner to purchase the wall unit Luke and Kady decided on. Then....more games and Olympics!!!
|Our trailer tucked in front of Luke's house.|
Rick drives to Prineville, Jed to John Day, and Rick home. I got off lucky this trip! Smokey, hazy skies in some areas, but overall a smooth trip home, arriving just before 5 in time for Ging to pick up the mail.
|Birdfeeder on pole...with guests!|
|Backyard from tether ball pole.|