Friday, September 24, 2010

Walkin' The Dogs

Most every Saturday afternoon, Marlene, Brent's wife, and Andrew go to the Wellamette Humane Society shelter and spend a couple of hours Walking The Dogs. They take them out for about 10 to 15 minutes each.

One day, I went with them to take a series of pictures to put in one of my slide shows.

This is a dangerous activity, because they might fall in LOVE with one of the dogs and bring it home with them.

The dogs seem to know when somebody is going to take them out and become very excited.

How can you turn down a face like this?

Well, the "Big Eyes" trick worked, because Andrew unlocked the dog's jail cell and out they went for a walk.

This guy really perked up when he saw that he was going for a walk.

And then there was Mr. Sad Eyes.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Golden Spike Rally

As a member of the Golden Spike Chapter of FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association), I attended a fun rally where about 15 coaches gathered at an RV park in Fairview, OR where the Union Pacific tracks went right by our campsites. We had a great time visiting and eating as we watched trains go by on our first day.

Our second day, we took the Brunch Train on the Mount Hood Railroad. This was a 4-hour round trip to the town of Parkdale on a vintage train where they served a meal while we were watched the fabulous scenery going by our train car windows.

We paused for a group picture at the station in Hood River before boarding the train.

When we arrived at the station in Parkdale, we were able to get off the train and streatch our legs for a while and get a good look at Mt. Hood.

All too soon, we were on our way back through the forest to the station in Hood River.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Enchanted Forest

Grandson Aaron and I went to explore a very neat place that is located just south of the City of Salem. It was built and is operated by a family that had a Dream. It is located on the side of a hill that is covered with trees and vegetation. We arrived around 10:00 am and played for about four hours before we had taking in all the rides at least once and several rides Aaron did twice. It was a great place for Grandpa and Grandson to do some bonding.

When we first arrived, we walked through the area where they had various fairy tale displays.

There is nothing like a good Log Ride to get yourself wet.

And then there were the Bumper Cars. I let him drive us around the first time and then he was on his own.

But the BEST was the Ice Cream Cone at the end of our stay!