Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jacksonville, Oregon...last stop before the airport

With only a couple of hours till our flight home to Arizona, we decided to go to historic Jacksonville, Oregon http://www.jacksonvilleoregon.org/.

I was pretty tired by this time but walked through the western downtown area with the group. I loved the architecture as you can see below.



















Pear Wine in the afternoon...

RoxyAnn Winery was the next stop last Friday. This winery was founded in 2002 at Medford's century old Hillcrest Orchard.

I sampled the Stewart's Root Beer since I was driving, but the pear wine and wine tasting choices pleased other palettes. Find out more about this winery at http://www.roxyann.com/. It was a time to spend with family and continue the stories of our lives.





Wet and Wild Hellgate Excursion at Grants Pass

Last Friday we drove to Grants Pass to ride on the Rogue River to Hellgate Canyon. The excursion was exhilerating and "a good time was had by all" per Chris Martin.

Check out the photos below. If you think you are just seeing green trees, look closer for the bald eagle on a branch, or the next one when he is sailing across the greenery over the water.

We enjoyed the gift store, too, and we hope the squirrel has a good, new home.






















Images from Third Thursday--Downtown Klamath Falls


During the summer, the downtown streets are closed in Klamath Falls for Third Thursday http://www.exploreklamath.com/?p=16.

Street vendors, wine tastings, music, pony rides and families cover the entire area. I was assured not everyone who lived in Klamath Falls was there, but I doubted it. We could not walk a quarter of a block without someone in our group running into a good friend, neighbor or relative.
I was also assured not every family in Klamath owned a dog, but check out the dog bar below. All dogs are welcome at Third Thursday.








Sharing Stories, Memories and Great Food

After the memorial service Thursday, we gathered at Joan's house for a barbecue. Great food and vegan options! Plenty of conversation and memories about Mom.

L to R, Chris, Cheryl, Melody (blocked) Chrissy
L to R, Steve, Chris, Joan, Cheryl, Melody, Chrissy

John


John

Steve

Memorial Service for Mom: A Pictorial