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Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 2010 - Oregon Coast

In July, it stopped raining. The highs are still in the 60's with a cool breeze off the icy water.

This is a lovely flower that we have seen blooming all along the coast.

We went to McMinnville to the Evergreen Aviation Museum to see the Spruce Goose. It was pretty neat! Gerald really enjoyed all of the planes and the space museum, too.

This picture was from the upper level. The Spruce Goose is so big, you can't get it in one frame. I waited and waited for this guy to get out of the way, but gave up and took it anyway.

Here's Gerald reading one of the plaques.

He was really impressed with this Blackbird.

I was impressed with this corvette...looked just like the one I used to drive.

.....prior to digital.......

Gerald really enjoyed the museum. I enjoyed the gift shop and got some souvenir ice cream in the cafe.

Some of my cactus have been blooming.

This little guy bloomed in May.....

And has a bunch of buds that will be popping out any day. Pic taken today.

My African Violets.

My Orchids.

I also have live lavender that smells so nice!

May June 2010 - Oregon Coast

During May and June, it rained 90% of the days, so when it was sunny, we went to the beach to get some pictures.

In this picture, they were fascinated by a kite someone was flying.

In June, the Rhodo's were blooming and they are beautiful. Click on pictures to enlarge them.

Spring 2010

When we got to Dallas, we had several days enjoying visiting with the grand kids. We stayed at Hickory Creek COE campground, near Lewisville, TX and right on Lewisville Lake. These geese visited us daily.

Traveling again, we stopped in Dumas, TX for the night. A hailstorm had just passed over before we arrived and these were on the ground. Now, they were probably 30-40 minutes old!

During the night, another hailstorm came through and our motorhome shower skylight and both fantastic vent covers were broken. The Jeep has multiple dings on it.

Our next stop was Durango, CO where we are planning an off-road Jeep rally in September.

Then, onto Oregon. A few days in Bend, OR to plan our HDTV upgrade* and then onto the coast.

While in Bend, we also picked up a new camera - so I've been learning all the features. Nikon D5000. They sure aren't like they used to be!

We arrived on the coast May 28.

* We are going to have the front cabinets replaced with a 40" HD tv. They are going to take out the cabinets that go across the top/front and build a frame to hold the tv in place. RV Outfitters in Bend does an excellent job.