The next day we learned it would be a long repair job on our van (still isn't done), so we rented a vehicle and headed to Oregon again that afternoon.
Spent lots of time in the car working on this.
|Stars in the Garden|
Randy is a very caring, kind woman--and lots of fun!
|Three Sisters in the background|
|The Dee Wright Observatory|
We couldn't resist stopping to climb this.
Our objective was to get to Eugene to spend time with this little gal--and her parents, of course.
We also took a couple of hikes to LOTS of these.
|Upper Proxy Falls|
|On the Sweet Creek Trail--one of many Falls|
|At the beach below the Heceta Lighthouse|
We spent a few hours at the coast...
|Heceta Head Lighthouse|
...and visited this.
|Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Store, Restaurant and Bakery|
On the way home we stopped off here to stock up on gluten free grains and have lunch in the restaurant.
|Mt. Hood in the background|
And we stretched our legs here.
When opportunities presented themselves, I stopped in at quilt shops and accumulated this.
Four shops in all--Quiltworks in Bend, The Stitchin' Post in Sisters, Piece by Piece in Eugene, and The Gathering Place in Rupert, ID.
We arrived home Friday afternoon, and after unpacking and settling in, I finished the quilting on the little corner basket blocks and got the binding stitched on while watching the Olympic opening ceremonies .
Now it is ready for some hand stitching to get the back of the binding sewn down. This will be small quilt finish #41 for this year!!
Had a wonderful time in Oregon--looking forward to future visits. But it is also "good to be back home again" (I feel like launching into a John Denver song here).
Until next time,