We’ve been to Oregon several times before, but we were always in “vacation” mode. This time, we have decided to slow ourselves down and spend the next two months here. We will be in the Portland area for another week or so before going to the coast. We’ve got reservations at a park in Lincoln City for October, and then will pick somewhere along the southern Oregon coast for November. What this means is that we will be staying behind, while Dortha and Mark, and Deb and Rod move along without us. We will certainly miss our day-to-day contact and adventures with them, but understand that they need to start heading back towards their respective families before long.
Last night we all went over to the Edgefield Winery for dinner together one last time before the four of them leave for the coast today. Jim, Rod, Deb, Dortha and Mark were all smiling after we shared a huge slab of chocolate cake:
Meanwhile, we have been doing some catching up with routine matters like cleaning, organizing and grocery shopping. Sunday morning I went to a local Weight Watchers meeting, then did some grocery shopping. Jim needed to catch up with his regular Sunday football schedule, so I pretty much left him to take care of that important duty! I spent time both on Saturday and Sunday getting the dogs looking like Schnauzers again, they were beginning to look pretty fuzzy! They feel and look much better now.
We all took a day trip to the “Fruit Loop” in the Hood River Valley on Monday. We visited several farms and wineries, did some tasting and some buying.
Our remaining time here will be a mix of sightseeing and household chores. We have a lot of reorganizing and cleaning to do, both inside and outside the Castle. And, there are several places in the area that we want to see before we move out to the coast. On to the next adventures!