Friday, July 10, 2009

Independence Day 2009

Well, July 4th has come and gone. I still can't believe it is already July. Where does the time go????

We usually have plans for the long weekend, but for some reason this year we decided not to really go away for the weekend. Luckily, I had Friday the 3rd off as our paid Holiday. I conned Craig into taking me out and doing some of my errands. I wanted to go out to the Cherry Orchards and get some fresh bing cherries and then we decided to go to a garage sale. By the time, we did that and a few other things it was getting really warm outside and we had left in our 34 Plymouth Roadster (which is a convertible of sorts). Some people think riding around in a convertible is really great, but on a hot day, you basically just bake inside it. We went home and cooled off and did a few things that needed done and went for our usual walk.

Saturday morning we got up and got ready and I loaded up a light snack and drinks in the Roadster and we headed to Woahink Lake, which is at the coast near Florence. Craig's brother, Russ, and his wife, Bev had rented a house on the lake and we were invited to come over and visit. We put in heavy coats, because we weren't sure what time we would return back to Roseburg. Let me tell you by the time we actually hit the coast, I was cold and the temperature had dropped about 25 degrees. We pulled over outside of Reedsport and put on our coats. After finding the place where Craig's brother was, we sat on the deck and visited. Our daughter, Becky, was camped up the coast a little ways and had came down to meet us and wake board. Russ and Bev have a really nice boat and the place they rented had it's own dock.

A little later in the afternoon Craig, Bev, Becky and Russ all went out in the boat so Russ and Becky could wakeboard. I decided to sit in the sun and enjoy the quiet time.

Upon returning from wakeboarding, Craig and I decided we had better hit the road for home. The fog had moved in and it was getting colder by the minute. We crawled in the car and headed down the coast. After stopping for a quick dinner at Taco Bell, we headed inland. We weren't off the coast very far when the heat wave hit again and the coats came off.

So, another 2009 Holiday gone and am already looking forward to our next one.

1 comment:

  1. Hey slacker! When you going to update this? It's 2010 for heaven's sake!