"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Awww Monday September 12, 2022

 This past weekend we went to Astoria, Oregon for a reunion with many of Russell's Special Forces buddies. We barbequed and we all brought side dishes to share. It was a great time! 

The day before Russell and I explored the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park and spent some time looking at Fort Clatsop and hiking one of the many trails.  

We walked a total of 2 miles along the
Columbia River- so very peaceful!
The next day was the BBQ day! It was held in
the old enormous Bumble Bee cannery that now has
a lot of interesting history and lots of rooms
full of machinery exhibits. In addition there 
are shops with lots of fun things
to purchase and also some restaurants.
Our reunion was held in the banquet room that had 
wonderful views of ships and the Columbia River.
Everyone had a great time catchimg up, laughing
 and telling stories! Here are a few photos:

It was very smoky that day because of all the
wildfires in Oregon.

This pigeon watched me closely for a bit....

Last shot of the day- that's me 
waving hello to all of you!
Have a great week! 
Thanks Sandee!!!  



  1. I'm glad you two had a good time, it looks like a very nice place to visit.

  2. My honor to you for your services!

  3. What nice shots looks lovely therre glad you enjoyed it

    Waves back and says have a rivertastic day 👍

  4. How fun and it was probably a beautiful road trip, minus the smoke. We were on the Lewis and Clark highway on our Montana trip.

  5. What a wonderful weekend you both had. We've not had all the smoke here that we've had in years past, but it's awful.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Love and hugs all around. ♥

  6. It looks like you had a wonderful time and i'm so glad for you!

  7. Great place and photos and what a wonderful time for you both ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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