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Monday, October 7, 2013

Home Again

We had a wonderful time on Saturday at a Pumpkin Patch in Damascas, OR. (Very close to Gracie's house if I have my dirctions right.). Piper was a bit afraid of the pumpkins, but we still had a good time.

Here we are arriving. We decided to include Mommy & Daddy in the picture too.
Well, maybe they're not so scary.
Mommy, Piper and Grandma.
 A gorgeous view of Mt. Hood as we were leaving.
Then, all good things must end and we left yesterday to drive home to Spokane. The sky was so blue as we left Portland and I tried to get a good picture of Mt. St. Helens as we were driving down the interstate which can be a bit difficult.
Sorry about the blue car. Every time I took a picture,a car was going by in the opposite direction. Mt. St. Helens erupted 33 years ago, leaving the top of the mountain flat. It used to be more of a peaked mountain shape. When Brad flew us around the mountain last year we had to stay a safe distance from the crater as it still emits gases.

Then I looked in the opposite direction and  there was Mt. Hood from a different direction than the pumpkin patch yesterday.
The northwest is indeed beautiful isn't it?
Then we saw lots of these huge windmills along the Columbia Gorge, but oddly enough, none of them on the Oregon side were turning, although the ones on the Washington side were working away.

We arrived home sbout 8:30 last night and by 10:00 it was obvious that I had caught a bug somewhere. I've had a temp. of around 102F. all night and most of today. After a call to Mandy to check on them, so far they're all healthy.  Thank  goodness.

I have 18 of the 21 dishcloths done for the special order and then I'll be back to knitting away on the mittens.

Hope all is well with all of you my friends.
It IS good to be home. Sick and all.  I really miss my Piper and Mandy.  We'll see them for Thanksgiving next month. Not a day too soon.  Yippee!



  1. Hi Betsy, I'm a new follower of your blog and I'm enjoying your posts. I found your blog through Gracie and Teresa's blogs and have seen that you are all good friends. This trip to the pumpkin patch looks like such a nice time with your family. I'm fascinated by the mountains where you live and always enjoy reading about them. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. :)

  2. Hi Betsy.. I'm glad you made it home safely. What a fun pumpkin patch! We need to take our little guys to one. Are you coming here for Thanksgiving.. or are they going there? I am so glad we got to get together when you were here. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Oh no go to bed and stay there until you are better! Push fluids!!!!

  4. Sorry you aren't feeling well Betsy. Take good care of yourself! Great photos at Liepold's and of our beautiful Mt Hood! Love all that new white snow:)

  5. Yes, Liepold's is near us, Betsy, although I will have to look up the directions for how to get there as my memory is foggy at the moment.

    So glad we/you had a good visit and that you made it home safe and sound, and are making good progress on your stitching projects.

    I'm praying you will be well soon!
    Love with hugs,

  6. Hi Betsy! Happy to hear you made it home safe. Loved the pumpkin patch favorite is all three witches...priceless!
    So sorry to hear you caught a bug..Get lots of rest, eat lots of soup, and knit! Doctors orders!
    Hugs, Shari!

  7. Oh thank you for letting me see your wonderful pictures. I so enjoyed seeing them!

    You have a blessed day!

  8. Hello Betsy, I hope your feeling better soon.. It is always lovely to be visiting family but it is always great to be home.. Lovely photos of Oregon.. Hugs Judy

  9. Betsy, so sorry you are sick but happy you are home safe and sound. I know you are missing your dear family and I believe they are missing you. Rest my friend.

  10. Oh sweet friend I am so sorry you are sick. Sending prayers and hugs your way. :)

    Aww those were such lovely pictures. Such sweet happy face! :)

    Wishing you many blessings sweet friend.

  11. Lovely, happy photos. Moments to treasure until you are together for Thanksgiving.
    Carol xx