Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vacation and Happy Hour

The Oregon Coast

We had another enjoyable trip to the Oregon coast for vacation. This year we stayed in Newport. In years past we stayed in Seaside. My son Michael would have preferred Seaside. He calls it his "happy place". Trying something new was enjoyable. I had forgotten how impressive Mount Hood can be. Uncle Gene chose a couple of great wines. We stopped to visit my Mother and Fathers grave site. I did shed a few tears. I do miss them. As we drove through Boise (in 102 degree heat) we said "Hi" to Rebecca Anne but I don't think she heard us. Next year we are going to the Big Island. Reservations have already been made. Michael leaves for Norway tomorrow. He will be gone for two weeks.

Janice and I figure this was the last trip together as a family. The boys are growing older. We'll see what time brings. Speaking of time, have you heard the words to the theme from "M*A*S*H"?

We had a community Happy Hour last evening. We gathered at Steve and Dee's house. Everybody brought their own drinks and a dish to share. The band assembled and we had an open mike. Neighbors played their instruments and others grabbed a mike and sang. We had a great time.



The Columbia River Gorge


ADB said...

I'm pleased you had an enjoyable vacation, David. Quite a transition, from the mountains to the sea.

Sonya said...

Beautiful pictures....I've always wanted to visit that area. Have a great Sunday.

Indigo said...

Sounds like you had an enjoyable vacation. I have the words to the M.A.S.H. song going through my head now (winks). It was great hearing from you dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

Dawn said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful trip!!! Empty nest time is coming closer... it may be fun!

be well...

E-Lo said...

Hi David,
I'm so glad you had a nice vacation. I know how you feel missing your parents. It doesnt get easier I suppose.
I miss keeping in touch with you. Take care.

Rebecca Anne said...

I wish I had been around when you guys came through town! I would have loved a cup of coffee or something. I'm glad you had a great trip.

Beautiful pictures! Until next time,