Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dinner With Jeff And Heather and Plans For The Summer

Portland, OR.

50 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 57F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

It didn't rain a lot yesterday, just off and on showers all day. Jeff was able to ride his bike out here to the park in the afternoon without getting wet, but just after he arrived, it rained pretty hard for a short time. Heather didn't come with Jeff as she was working, and wasn't able to come until a little after 6:00.

Jim and Linda had invited both of them out here for dinner, so as soon as Heather arrived, they sat down to eat.

After eating, everyone sat and talked for awhile before it was time for them to head for home. Heather's work keeps her really busy, and I was sure glad she could come out here to see me again, even if it was for only a short time.

As they were leaving, I heard Jeff tell Jim that he may have a little time to get together this afternoon, but he would call and let him know how things were going. Tomorrow night, Jim and Linda are invited to Jeff and Heather's for dinner, and then on Sunday, Heather's parents are coming to their house and Jim and Linda are invited then too.

Oh, I almost forgot!!! Jim was busy yesterday morning, working on our trip plan for our return trip back East. He and Linda have made some major decisions about how we'll be going and where we will be staying on our way to Wisconsin for Linda's family reunion the middle of July.

Here's a rough outline of the trip.

We'll be leaving here next Tuesday and will head for Sprague Washington, where Linda hopes to find some information about some ancestors of hers that lived there at one time.

From there, we'll work our way across the northern part of the US to Minnesota, where the plan is to visit Linda's cousin Bruce and his wife Jody, who live North of Bemidji near a little town called Black Duck.

After spending 3 or 4 days with them, we'll head into Wisconsin, and to a Campground near Iron River where Jim has made reservations so that I have a place to stay for the 4th of July holiday.

Then after the 4th, we'll head into Michigan where Jim has made a reservation for me at a park that they have been to before, near a little town called Ahmeek. As I understand it, this is a small CG right on Lake Superior with great views of the lake right from the sites. Both Jim and Linda really like it there.

By the time we've stayed at that park for a week, it will be time to head back down into Wisconsin for the Family Reunion, which is going to be in New Lisbon, WI. (About 20 or 25 miles North of the Wisconsin Dells, where I took Jim and Linda to last year).

From the reunion, we'll head back down to the Prairie Pines CG in Rantoul, IL, where we'll spend most of the rest of the summer.

Whew!!!! A long trip, but it should be fun and I'm looking forward to seeing yet some other parts of the country that I haven't been to with Jim and Linda.

A Point To Ponder : Courage is not the absense of fear, but the conquest of it.

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