Friday, July 22, 2011

Last Stop on Three-Week Journey

Our last stop before home was Pendleton, Oregon. Some of my friends at work are from there so I wanted to see what the whole Round-Up experience was. I kept hearing people say "Let'er Buck" so I wanted to see for myself.

We stopped for lunch at the Prodigal Son. I hear a lot of drinking goes on with the RoundUp so we bought a growler of beer. I just had water. My Mom wouldn't let me in the "Let'er Buck room . . . I guess it gets pretty wild in there.

Once again, the whole experience tired me out. I pretty much slept the whole way back to Seattle. It's good to be home!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Family Reunion 2011

Our next stop on our trip was my Dad's family reunion. This is most of the crew.  It was sure hot - upper 90's and high humidity.
 



 Luckily, my Aunt Des rented a nice camper with air-con and let me stay in there.









To cool off some more, we got to go on a boat ride. It was my  first one and I was very brave, especially since I can't swim.




Everyone else was swimming in the water. I stayed on board to make sure everyone got back on okay.


 My very favorite thing though was driving the boat with my Aunt Barb. I'm really quite good at it.
As usual, though . . .
I found the whole ride a bit exhausting in the end and slept on the way back.
We're heading back home next. We're going through Yellowstone. I hope to see some big buffalo and Elk herds.



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Arizona Ho!

We got to rent a big Penske truck to haul our furniture down to the new house in Arizona and more importantly, I got to go along. It was quite a drive down - a little too bouncy for me. I enjoy the refined ride of the car. The good news is the move is over and we are relaxing in the Arizona sunshine. I tend to stay indoors in the air-con, but love it down here. It's only been in the low to mid 100's quite nice coming from the 60 degree weather in Seattle!



We're off on another road trip as we head back home. We are in a car now, so I'm looking forward to the ride!