May 28

Early this morning, Dick, Olivia, Rafael and I take the road along side our rental home that leads to a trail along the river.  A gorgeous morning, filled with the sounds of birds, the rushing waters and the delicious smells of the pine trees.  We hike as far as the bridge (about 1/2 mile) and then turn around.

Today is Rafael’s 9th birthday and we drive to a nearby park to celebrate.  The location of the park is situated along the Deschutes River so the scenery is spectacular! 

We play Frisbee, paddle ball, fly kites and glider planes and then feast on fresh fruit and birthday cake.  The night ends with a barbecue at Michael & Carmen’s home.

Before dinner, I play hop scotch and baseball (hit a single!) in the backyard, showing the kids that “Nana’ Joyce is still able to compete with the “young ones.”

We are looking forward to Kirk, Susan and Brian’s visit on Wednesday and we continue to explore our surroundings. 

I see 4 deer this morning outside our deck!ImageImageImageImageImage

Love, Joyce



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nita
    May 29, 2012 @ 20:35:58

    That’s wonderful that you are enjoying your grandchildren so much. I really miss mine, but Chris and Matthew are coming over here in July to spend 3 weeks with us, while their parents go to Italy part of that time.


  2. Dianne Elliott
    May 29, 2012 @ 21:44:25

    Somebody sure made a good looking cake, and I don’t even like cake. Thanks for sharing the photos, everybody looks great!


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