Friday, July 4, 2014

Parade Day

Today was the Bend Pet Parade, held every July 4th for the past 80+ years.

You can read about it here

So we thought we would participate this year with Daffy.

Daffy helped with making her outfit

Posing for the camera before the big event!

Yankee Doodle Daffy
At the parade.....

Red White and Goat

We met another Rattie from North Carolina

An opportunity to make new friends

Throngs of people come to watch

Steppin' and stylin'

Daffy was such a good girl!! She wore her costume the whole way and nary a bark.

We had a fun day out participating in a Bend tradition. 
Happy Independence Day to all!

oh... and shhhhhhh..... seems to be nap time...

Have a safe and happy 4th everyone!

Monday, June 23, 2014

There's no place like home...

....home, sweet home.
No matter how much fun you have while  traveling it's always good to come home.
No matter if you have been trekking in Nepal, cycling in Italy, climbing the Eiffel Tower,
or just a few hours away in the motor home.
Always good to come back home....

So after a fun week away it was time to head back to Bend

morning cuddles before hitting the road

TSK helping Jim navigate the roads

...getting sleepy....

...zzzzzz .....
Are we there yet???
Well, our week in the motorhome was fun! TSK showed Daffy the ropes of RV living and they both did great. 
We saw some new parts of Oregon that we hadn't seen before, had some good bike rides, and saw some very pretty scenery.
Maybe we will head out on another trip this summer but for now we'll enjoy our fulltime vacation in Bend!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Riding the 101

Today is our last day in Newport, so we wanted to get another ride in before we headed out.
Today's ride was up the coast to the north, destination: Depoe Bay

First stop was at Beverly Beach

Beverly Beach is one of the many State Parks that are along Hwy 101
This park was lovely with its ferns, mossy trees, and dappled sun.
View from Foulweather Point

Made it to Depoe Bay!
Depoe Bay, worlds smallest harbor

Really, this is an otter.... really!
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
And the best dog waiting for us at home...

...along with her BFF cat......
Tomorrow we start to make our way back to Bend, have had a good time and Daffy and TSK are the best little travelers.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Day by The Bay!

Today we went on a sightseeing bike ride.
First to the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, active for a few years in the early 1800s
The other side of Yaquina Bay Bridge
Historic Toledo Port
View back towards the bay, at top of climb
Jim's dock selfie
The teaming metropolis that is Toledo has a Paper Mill
It was a nice ride, again very scenic. 
An out and back with the on-shore breeze in our faces on the way back. 

But coming home to these two.... priceless

Now off for walkies and to find some dinner.
Stay tuned for more meanderings.....

Friday, June 20, 2014


We made it to Newport..
The PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) is very scenic along here...
if not a bit harrowing in the motorhome on these windy, hilly, narrow roads. 
Jim did great in getting us here safe and sound!

Our last stop in Florence, for espresso

TSK helping with the breaking camp


 First stop was Yachats

Yaquinta Bay, the ship on the far left is a NOAA ship!

Newport Bridge

View from the bedroom window!
We are settled in for the night...
Will try to update as we can, very spotty wifi here...
Plan is for a bike ride in the Newport Hills and some meandering...
Stay tuned!