Wednesday, July 29, 2015

They Running Y Ranch~

We motored the little over three hour drive to Klamath Falls Oregon 
pulled up the long drive of The Running Y Ranch.

Bob went right away to a well deserved spa/massage appointment.
I managed to get the car unloaded and into the room to spare
him the work for a change :-)

I found my way to a deck outside the bar/restaurant,
ordered a beautiful Bloody Mary (extra horseradish) and started
my new book.

Upon his return we had about 10 minutes together before
 I had to leave for my nail/pedi appointment.

Oh my, what an experience!!
Upon my arrival there were three beautiful souls working and one other customer.
While having my (much needed) pedi the other customer sat in the chair beside me.
Long story (but amazing), she introduced herself, 
"Hi, I'm Debra"
I said, "I'm Debra when in trouble, debi when not!"
One of the employees handed her a glass of wine, I said,
"they serve wine here?"
"no I bring my own, would you like a glass"
(Hello )

Debra, myself and the three other gals had a great time of conversation
and no shortage of laughs.

Before I know it, Debra asks if me and my husband would like to joint them for dinner!!
Bob was game.
He showed up at the salon and met Tom, Debra's husband. 
Debra suggested they go get us a table and we will meet them there.
 Bob can make friends with a post :-)

We had a most enjoyable dinner, and found we are all very like minded,
  translation, Not politically correct!!

Okay longer story short.
Tomorrow Bob and Tom are playing golf,
and we are joining them at there home for dinner!!

Nothing happens by chance.
We already have plans with them when they visit San Diego in November.

P.S. Our friends Rocky and Rene whom we first met up with on our journey in Rouge River,
my come and meet us for more fun!!
Life is something else, it's what echos from my heart today ;-)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

You Had Me at Hello~

We said good bye to Richland Washington,
and to my Momma's twin, my Aunt Marguerite.

Motored our way South to Sister's Oregon.
It was instantly a favorite place thus far.....

Cabin 17 all ours...

Our beautiful Cabin #17

 The grounds are so beautiful, and quiet..
It includes a Spa, Brewery, Theater
Today Buster went to the Athletic club onsite and I had a massage!
Then we enjoyed the pool for a couple hours.

 Our 5P.M. Checkers present time, we are tied.

Local fly fishing, midnight canoe adventure, rafting and more.
We will be back!!! 

Tomorrow we head to Klamath Falls to The Lodge at Running Y Ranch,
it looks wonderful :-) 

More miles to come, it's what echos from my heart today...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Richland Shenanigans ~

We said our good byes in Idaho to our little family,
sniffle, sniffle.
We take with us some really great moments to remember.

En route to Richland Washington to visit my Aunt Marguerite, my Mom's twin, and
cousins Shelly, and Dan. Joining us would be my cousins Cindy and Greg from Seattle.
Our first night we were treated to a lovely homemade meal at Shelly and Steve's home.
I announced at the table, I could seriously cry I was so happy to have home cooked food
in a home.....ahh the little things.
Later that evening I was equally excited to be in a house, and a beautiful one at that,
 the home of my Aunt Marguerite!
Hotels and Restaurant eating grows old after awhile.

 Our first day we attended an Art Festival held on the Columbia River, 
lots of home made arts and crafts, sorry my car is loaded to the brim with luggage :-)

My cousin Shelly, one of the Core Four !
Afterwards we went to a Winery for lunch with Shelly and her husband Steve.
 This entire trip I've had to keep secret the surprise Retirement Party for the very
recently retired Shelly. I managed to keep it quite :-)

 We may have stopped at another winery prior to dinner surprise party, that evening.
Myself and sweet Shelly ~
 Side story; Shelly's husband Steve was the planner of the party.
The plan was to go to their home for dinner after the winery.
The truth was we would be going to friends of theirs for the surprise party.

When we left the winery Steve was going to tell Shelly that he wanted to stop by their 
friends home in order to show us their "Animal Collection"....
 as in...He is a hunter and some of his kills are mounted and on display in their home.
Here is a funny ~ Steve had sent me a text during the day that the excuse he was going to 
use to get Shelly to understand us stopping by their friends house was he wanted to show Bob 
the "anal collection"......of course he meant animal collection ~ Silly auto correct....

On to the party!

Shelly's daughter Nicole and Aunt Marguerite.

Scott my cousin Cindy's husband....

Cousins Greg and Dan

Greg, Cindy and Scott

Cousin Greg's wife Sheri and Suzie the hostess...

Don't be afraid ~


 We have had just the best time with my cousins, I can't wait to come back.
It has been great sitting with my Aunt in the evenings hearing stories of 
Mom and her as children, fills my heart.
I know she has enjoyed our company as she lives alone, and loves to speak of her sister.
She had willing listeners round the clock.
Appreciated her hospitality and her humor.

Special thanks to cousin Shelly and her awesome husband Steve!!
Thanks Scott and Cindy, Greg and Sheri and Dan for all the laughs,
some I will never forget, Greg and Sheri....should have turned right.....
I hope you each know how much I love you, 
 how I treasure all of our memories old and new.

Tomorrow we  are heading to Three Sisters Oregon for two nights....
stay tuned.

Maps and memories, lots of each.
It's what echos from my heart today.....