On Saturday we pack everyone up in our R.V. and drive to the top of Mt. Bachelor.  Michael is competing in the Pole Pedal Paddle.  It’s a relay race, with six legs that include alpine skiing/snowboarding, cross-country running, canoe/kayaking and sprinting to the finish!  The bike leg (Michael’s forte) is a 22 mile descent along a beautiful scenic drive.

After dropping Michael off, we then drive down the mountain and meet up with Michael at the finish where there is a huge crowd of people cheering everyone on, and plenty of food and drink.  Carmen drives Rafael to his baseball game and Dick, Michael, Olivia & I attend an after celebration party/barbecue at the owner’s home of the market where he works.  The home is right on the river and the day is perfect, not too cold and just a tad bit balmy.

We leave just in time to catch the last inning of Rafael’s game and watch him hit a single, and eventually run the bases home, to score the winning run!

I am still trying to post my photos on this site, but am using Dick’s laptop and I need to upload all from my camera.  Be patient!



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elaine Rudin
    May 21, 2012 @ 21:05:02

    Good to hear from you. I was thinking about you today. Are you in Bend?
    Keep the “Journeys from Joyce” coming!


  2. Dianne Elliott
    May 22, 2012 @ 00:00:51

    Glad to hear that the van is working again, I was concerned. Get those photos uploaded into Dick’s computer, I want to see everything.


  3. Sharon Sarah Z.
    May 23, 2012 @ 12:44:17

    Sounds amazing, we just had a very nice visit with Johnny here in NYC, give everyone our love over here from the East Coast.


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