Spudgrandma's Thoughts on Quilting & Life!

What a great trip!

We had a wonderful trip. Spent a full and partial day with my son's family and the kids had a great time. My granddaughter played her final soccer match this year and grandma thinks she was awesome!   It was 5- to 7-year-olds and they really did play well, I was impressed.

On the way up we stopped in Baker City and had lunch.  There is a restaurant that has an elaborate model train set up.  They have a large display as you enter and then the trains travel throughout the restaurant, going past tables and overhead.  The boys loved it.

On the way home we met my daughter and SIL in Halfway, OR.  We had lunch and then my SIL took the boys to the playground and my daughter and I went to the quilt shop.  I was really surprised, it was quite large and had lots of wonderful fabric. They also have a coffee shop and an antique store. They were doing some construction so I would really like to go back some day.

On the way to Hell's Canyon we stopped and picked huckleberries, it was a lot of fun the weather felt like fall.  After we had picked for awhile the youngest grandson sat down, on a somewhat flat spot, so grandma sat down with him.  He would look up at me and grin and say "you have a huckleberry for me?"  So cute and needless to say, grandma did not have any huckleberries left in her container when we got ready to go.... LOL



YvonneMarie said:

Oregon is a beautiful state.  I really loved living there for a few years. It has so many things to see and do there.  It was the first time that I really saw a rainforest!  This one went from forest to ocean in just a few steps.  Beautiful!

It sounds like you had a wonderful time.


# August 17, 2009 4:47 PM

Spudgrandma said:

I did have a great time YvonneMarie, anytime spent with my grand babies is a good time.

You are right about Oregon being beautiful. Where we were we were really close to Idaho and Idaho has so many wonderful places also, both states have a lot of diversity, desert - mountains - lakes - and rivers.  Just drive a little and you are in a diffrent terrain.

# August 17, 2009 5:42 PM

gini said:

spud,   we do live in a beautiful part of the country.   did you go through the jordan valley?  i've been through there once a few years ago. it is lovely.   and yes, any time spent with our grandkids is a day to be cherished    gini

# August 19, 2009 7:32 PM

Spudgrandma said:

I've been through Jordan Valley but not this time, it is the other direction from where we were. I have not been to JV for many years I used to know people who lived there but I don't anymore. They also have a rodeo in the spring that we used to go to in our younger and wilder days(prior to children) LOL

# August 20, 2009 6:17 PM

Thea said:

The scenery looks so beautiful!  I used to live in an area like that in upstate NY   - something I really miss her in the plains - a wooded area like that - we have to drive miles to find one.  You look really comfortable sitting on that hillside... and cute grandson.

# August 27, 2009 3:22 PM

Anita said:

The scenery looks so beautiful! -  You look really comfortable sitting on that hillside'

Cute grandson.


# September 3, 2009 7:10 PM

Spudgrandma said:

I'm sorry I missed these remarks.

Althea & Anita, thank you so much, I think he is kind of cute myself but I may be a bit biased. I was very comfortable it was a beautiful fall-like day although it was summer.

# September 8, 2009 2:10 PM