First we went on this great Silver Creek Falls hike. Then, we went to this fun barn dance at the Hartwigs. Lastly, we ended our weekend with a Global Day of Prayer at Corvallis High School (no picture though).
A GREAT weekend!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
George wanted to spend concentrated time with the boys since we were away for our cruise. So, he spent almost all day hanging out with them downstairs. Paul CREAMED George in Monopoly! His hand LOADED with rent money.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
There are not too many women who can say that they LOVE their mother-in-law (on the right), but I sure can! We usually go to see the rhodies on the OSU campus on Mother's Day, but we had the last Perspectives class that day. So, we postponed it until this day, and we are glad because the rhodies were late this year!
Her friend, Murrel, from Missouri was visiting. We had a lovely day at the Broken Yoke, Farmer's Market, and OSU!
My mother in law and her friend, Murrel, picked us up from the airport and spent the night. We went out to The Broken Yoke restaurant the next morning. They have all sorts of games to play while you are waiting for your breakfast. Fun! I love Corvallis, Oregon!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
We sea kayaked before we hiked, but I didn't bring my nice camera on the kayak and John took pictures of us with Beth's camera from the shore. I haven't seen them yet though.
After Officer Poindexter dropped us off, it was a true gift from God to see the "real" 98 pound female up and walking along the bay front of Avalon. I had told her to eat some calcium to help her with her leg cramping, and she was eating yogurt!
What a great end to the adventure!
We continued to see her on the cruise ship later that week, and she looked great!
Here is our funny story:
While waiting for the trolley to go to the trailhead, Harbor Patrolman Pointdexter came walking by the trolley stop. I asked him when it would come.
He said, "Soon, we are on Avalon time here."
We got to talking, and he whispered to me, "Those people with you aren't going on your hike are they? I don't want to have to go up and rescue them. You would not believe how many people I have had to go up and rescue on that trail because they weren't in good enough shape or didn't bring water."
I assured him that those people were just taking the trolley to the Wrigley's Gardens and were not part of our party. Then he said,
"Hey, I'm going up to the fire station right now. I'll give you a ride up to the trailhead!"
YEAH! We piled in his Harbor Patrol car. We noticed all his Search and Rescue equipment in the back, and he asked if we had water because he didn't want to have to come up and rescue us. We assured him that we had more than enough.
He dropped us off, and we started our hike. We kept hearing a large group of youth up in front of us. When we were very close to the top, we came across one of those youth (the girl in the previous photo) suffering from the lack of hiking preparation Officer Poindexter had warned us about! Good thing we had more than enough water because we were able to share it with her, along with our oranges that helped get her blood sugar up again. We left her in the hands of the Search and Rescue people, but our friend, Officer Poindexter, was not with them. As we were rounding the backside of the isaland, a second Search and Rescue vehicle came up the road, and Officer Poindexter yells out the window,
"I thought it was you!"
My friend, Elizabeth, and I bursed into laughter, especially since we knew that the call indicated that it was a 98 pound female and neither of us are anywhere near that weight being that I am 6' 2" and Beth is 6'!
We came down the hill through the Wrigley's Gardens gate just as the ambulance was taking our girl away, and guess who was there? Officer Poindexter! I asked him,
"Since when do either of us look like a 98 pound female?"
He responded, "I get inaccurate descriptions all the time!"
We had a good laugh and a photo with our nice officer.
The highlight was getting "Junior Harbor Patrol" pins that we will wear with pride!
Thank you Officer Poindexter for being the highlight of our cruise!
After reaching the Hermit Gulch Summit, we looped around and came in the back way to the Wrigley's Gardens (It is free that way). Here we are toward the end of our hike.
It is not a hike for the faint at heart. I wouldn't try it unless you are in pretty good shape. I would also bring LOTS of water, especially if you do this in the morning as the sun beats down on that side of the hill. An afternoon hike would probably give you more shade, but we couldn't do that since our ship left at 4 pm.
This girl was hiking in flip-flops on a difficult trail: no breakfast, no water, no food, and hot temperatures. She had heat stroke and her blood sugar had plummeted. She was cramping up and hysterical. I gave her my orange by wedges, watered her down, and spoke to her. Search and rescue came and we left. Seeabove for the rest of the story!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I love my family. In addition to the Amazon Kindle (combo present for Mother's Day and 50th birthday), they bought me a Life is Good shirt that I will where when we go sea kayaking in Catalina!
They also fixed me a great meal!