I went walking at lunch this week and found this locomotive engine at Stewart Park. It reminded me of a park I went to in California when I was a kid. It had an engine like this and a military jet. It was so fun to play there.
Today is Sidnee’s birthday. I’m still trying to figure out how it got here so quickly. Kenny Chesney is one of my favorite country singers, and I can’t hear this song without thinking about Sidnee. Dad always calls Sidnee his gypsy, and this song fits. That wild spirit is a strength to me. I’m glad she’s here with me.
I took the dogs to Colliding Rivers again this morning to throw rocks in the river. I used to love doing that as a kid. I remember doing that on the Truckee, American and Russian Rivers. I remember one time, but not the location, when we were with Rod and Janine and we tried to hit a small hole in a big rock across a river. I like to skip rocks and just throw them in the river. I like hearing the sound of the rushing water, seeing the white water and just relaxing. It’s a good thing I moved so close to a cool river.
I tried a new section of the North Umpqua Trail system yesterday. This section is seven miles from the house. The trail was really smooth, so Mason and Jaxon should like it. I saw this tree on the way back. I don’t have the luxury of riding from the house like I did in Eagle Mountain, but the scenery is worth the compromise.
This is Fern Falls. There are several waterfalls along the North Umpqua Trail. I look forward to seeing this one in the Spring.
Erick and Tami Hull came to visit us over Labor Day weekend. We took them to Bandon Beach, and it was also my first time there. My selfish family went in July after I went back to Utah. This is on the pier.
We finally got internet access, so I can catch up on the last two weeks. I left Utah two weeks ago, headed for Roseburg, Oregon. It was me, Max and Bay for 21.5 hours.
I was in Burns, Oregon this time of night two weeks ago. I stopped at Washington City Park to let the dogs have a break and write in my journal. I saw this deer as I was pulling back on to the main road.
I got to Roseburg at about 4:30 am. That part sucked, but luckily I was able to take three days off to unload and unpack before heading to my new branch. More to come.