Monday, May 28, 2012

Take A Moment, Getting Ready and Dinner At Jeff And Heather's

Portland, OR.

54 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 63F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

Please take a moment this Memorial Day to remember all the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces of our country, so that we may remain free.

Not a lot happened again during the day here at the park yesterday. Jim watched most of the Indy 500 race and some of the NASCAR race. He also checked my fluid levels and tires. When checking CLT's tires, he found a couple a little low, so he got out his compressor and filled them up to the proper pressure,

Then, a little before 5:00 he and Linda took CLT and headed over to Jeff and Heather's for dinner.

This is the grill that Jim helped Jeff assemble the other night. As you can see, the coals are just about ready to grill some salmon and some asparagus.

Below is a photo of Heather and her father and mother, Terry and Gail Burns. They're helping Heather determine if the salmon is ready yet.

Linda took a potato casserole and a fruit salad to contribute to the meal, and that along with the salmon, asparagus, bakery bread, salad, and fresh strawberries for desert made for an excellent meal. : ) 

Like I said the other day, Jim and Linda hadn't seen Terry and Gail for a long time, so after dinner everyone visited until almost 9:00. 

So, another great day with family and friends. And a very good meal to top it off!!! : )

Today Jeff is planning on coming out here to the park this afternoon, and then when Heather gets done working, she'll come out here too. (Probably about 4:00 or 5:00.) Then, they're planning on going out to eat somewhere, possibly the restaurant over at the Jubitz Truck Stop.

Then, later this evening, it will be time to say good-bye as we're leaving here tomorrow morning.

I'm not looking forward to that part of today. : (

Did you know that on Memorial Day the flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon? It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.  (Wikipedia)

1 comment:

  1. It's great to have all that quality family time, but it sure makes it hard to leave. The road beckons.


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