Thursday, May 26, 2011

SO much to Show and Tell! PART 2 MORE FAMILY

Here goes a continuation of last nights post.

Our next company was Jeff's cousin and girlfriend.  They arrived the day that Brandee and Rick and the girls left.  We had just enough time to clean the cabins before they arrived.  They too stayed in a cabin for the 2 nights they were here.   Again, it was cold and rainy much of their visit.  We didn't get alot of pictures of their visit... don't know why. 

We spent time inside chatting and playing cards.  They taught us a card game that was new to us... GOLF.  Chuck suggested playing for money, so we agreed, and we took their money every game!

We did get out on Monday for a drive and a bit of a hike to to view Steens Pillar.  Very interesting.

We would probably have a lot more to tell if the weather had been better and we had done more.  The day they left was beautiful!

Our next weekend, which was the 23rd & 24th, my parents came for a visit.  They live in Medford, so that was quite a drive for only 2 nights, but we did enjoy our time together.
They also stayed in a cabin.  The weather wasnt great, but it wasnt horrible either.

We barbequed up at their cabin, their first evening, and built a fire, but after a couple marshmallows, we were done... too cold!  Its too bad, because its such a beautiful view.

Mmmm... burnt marshmallow

The cabins are a ways from our place, so Jeff always transported my dad in the "gater"... while my mom and I walked.

Back at our place, we enjoyed Meals and Movies and I taught Mom our new card game of Golf.  But she wouldn't play me for money!!  She would have left ahead if she did... cuz she won!

We shared stories that brought laughter.  This one I'm still not sure what the end of the story is because my Dad couldn't get more than a couple words out between the teary laughter!

It was a beautiful calm sunny day on Tuesday when they left.  We enjoyed it together until early afternoon, then they headed home.  So glad they came.

After they left, we took advantage of the sunshine, and hopped on the Harley for a ride into Redmond.  It was a great ride, and Im glad we did it, because Wednesday it was cold and rainy again. 

While in Redmond, we visited the grave of Jeff's first wife and 2 children who were killed in a car accident years ago.  Its been almost 17 years now, but understandably, it is still a very sad memory.


Hey... check this out.  A few weeks ago, Jeff built this for our sewer hose.  It works great, and we can adjust it for the different situations.  We saw this setup at the site of another camp host, so we took pictures and bought the supplies.  So simple, and it comes apart for transport.

Meet Beth and Skip Brewer.  Our very enjoyable neighbor camp hosts.

Check out the Day Use beach area.  The water in the lake rose to flood stage.

Those poor Picnic Tables... we wanted to rescue them.  But this sign says "Saving Picnic Tables is prohibited"!!

Thats all for now.  Thanks for reading.

We're gearing up for a busy holiday weekend, and our last weekend here.  We will leave next Tuesday for Carl Washburne SP on the Oregon Coast.

Maybe next post I will have some pictures of Jeffs fish catch.  But so far, no matter what he tries, he cannot catch a fish.  But we're eating plenty that we're given!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SO much to Show and Tell! PART 1 GRANDAUGHTERS

It's hard to know where to start when there's so much time between posts.

We have been here at the Prineville Reservoir SP for a month now, and have less than a week remaining.  We've really enjoyed our time here... despite the disappointing dreary weather.  As usual, we've made many friends, but what's been really special is having family come to visit. 

The weekend of the 13th, the grandaughters came for a visit... and they brought their parents! 

Friday evening was Spaggetti night.  Then we roasted marshmallows over the campfire.

Saturday we had a 2011 Birthday Party for the girls.  It was alot of fun for all, and a great excuse for cake and ice cream!

It started raining just as we were finishing up.  So we all came inside... all EIGHT of us!  Fortunately, the birthday gifts included crafts, so the girls were happy to sit at the table and make bracelets and paint.  

Saturday evening we had a barbeque and camp fire up at the cabin, but it got very cold and breezy and rainy, so this didn't last long.  But the food was good!  The meal even included some tasty fresh trout caught by a neighbor and fried up by Rick.

We came back to our place where it was warm and there was a TV and Movies.  When the night was over and it was time to go home (to their cabin), Journey decided she wanted to stay with us.  We had a great time.  She and I played cards until late, ate popcorn, and watched a little TV.

It was a great Weekend!  More good memories!

Okay... That is PART 1.  My connection is so slow, this took a long time to post.  I will post PART 2 tomorrow.

Not sure where this one fits in... just a warning... Don't get too distracted while you're preparing to wash dishes!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Meet the New Camp Hosts!

We started work on Sunday... and we've made it to Friday!  We are the cabin hosts, which means that our main duty is to clean the cabins, but we do other work as needed around the park, and we are available to sell ice and firewood. 
It isn't real busy here yet, so its fairly easy going.

Last Friday was Jeffs sister's birthday, and Saturday was Jeffs birthday.  So on Friday we took Bonnie to lunch, then she came back to our place where we had birthday cake for both of them.  It was an enjoyable afternoon... and a great excuse for chocolate cake and ice cream!!

Saturday,  the birthday boy had been waiting for his Pizza and Beer.  So we went into Prineville to John Doughs Pizza and Cinnabar (in the same building).  It was the last day that the Pizza shop was open. .. too bad because it was really good pizza.  The owner was closing down and moving to New Zealand. 

While eating our pizza in the bar, we tried our luck at Keno.  I played a 7 Spot, with 3 of the numbers being Jeffs birth date (since it was his birthday).  I won $1 for getting 3 of the 7 numbers.  Guess what 3 numbers it was??
The 04, 30, and 54 were the only 3 numbers that matched.  Isnt that cool??  On his birthday, we played his birthday and his birthday numbers were the only matching numbers!!
I should have asked for a printout of the game... but I didnt... You will just have to believe me on that. 
We had a great time, and I drove home!

On another note... we got an email from our renters, saying that he is being transferred to Seattle.  So they will be moving out in June.  Good thing we are in Oregon, so we can interview new rental applicants.  We have some work to do inside the house too, so this will give us a chance to do it between inhabitants.  Sure hope we get good renters again!