Saturday, June 27, 2015

Visiting with friends.

Our time in Oregon is quickly coming to a close.  We have enjoyed working with the people here at Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge and will miss them when we leave.  They are an awesome group of people.

Wednesday of this week we took a road trip to visit with our friend Judy who is working down in Brookings.  The temperatures are quite a bit cooler where she is.   We worked with Judy last year at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.  It was the highlight of my summer.  I learned so much from her.
Judy and John.   Judy prepared some New York BBQ chicken.  It was so tasty.  Thanks for a delicious dinner Judy.
Me, Judy and Emma.

After dinner Judy took us over to the Goat Island overlook where she works as a bird interpreter.  Her mornings are usually very foggy and very cool.   When the fog lifts the scenery is something to behold and, with a scope, you can see lots of birds on the island.
John and Judy taking in the scenery.   This is such a beautiful place.

Judy explaining things.

Before leaving the area the next morning we stopped back by to see Judy one more time.   It was very foggy so we weren't able to use a scope to see the birds on the island. 
 The fog is so thick you can just make out the islands in the water.
We visited for a little while longer then headed on down the road to Newport to see friends Janice and Dave.
Janice and Dave.   By the time we arrived it was late afternoon.  Janice had prepared a yummy chicken pot pie, banana pudding and some sweet tea.  We met them at Tamarac last year when they stopped by to visit Judy and invited us all over for dinner.  It has been almost a year since we last saw them so it was good to catch up.  We shared funny travel stories and RV repair stories.  There is always something to laugh about.  Thank you Janice and Dave for a wonderful meal and a great visit.  Hope to see you when you travel through Montana.

Yesterday was a work day for me.  I am still working on the chemical inventory and hope to have everything completed before Monday afternoon.  Tuesday it audit day so it was to be finished before then.  It has been a big project but I have enjoyed it. 

Today we have been invited to a cookout with other refuge employees.  That should be fun.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

1 comment:

  1. Good to see the great pictures. We are here in Hillsboro at the Escapee chapter rally. Mark and Dortha are suppose to be here. It has been many years since we have seen them. We hope to meet some new RVers. Travel safe.