Saturday, August 26, 2006

More fun in our adopted city, Portland as well as a shot of our favorite food!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

This is for Quinn who was worried that Ruby Foo ran away and did not come back -- Quinn -- here is a picture of Ruby and our new cat. Kisses from the Grand PaPa

OK -- here's a "Believe it or not" -- as you may have read (see below) I had quite an accident a couple of weeks back resulting in facial disfiguration and various bruises. Having suffered through the pain of the accident, I came out with the absuolute absence of any cronic back pain that I have been living with for the past couple of years. I am walking tall and stright with no pain. Apparently when I fell I dislodged the nerves that were pressing on my spine so that I am now pain free. Go figure!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Look who is growing by leaps and bounds -- new name (for now) is Billy Blue. Stay tuned.

Hello All -- well we made it to Portland and will be hanging out here for a month or so. Here are some pix of our camp site. Enjoy!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Well this has been an eventfull week -- first we enjoyed a dinner of one of the basic food groups -- RIBS! Our coach was finnaly out of the repair shop and we were on our way to Troutdale, OR to spend the rest of the Summer when we stopped for fuel. I was rushing about (I still have not slowed down) and tripped over our tow bar with the results shown here. All this time our newest child has been growing and makeing himself at home, as you can see. We have changed his name about three times. The current version is SPAGO BLUE -- we now have Ruby Foo and Spago Blue -- not sure if this will be the final name, but that's it for now. Stay tuined

Monday, August 07, 2006

Hi Folks -- some of you have asked about the "repairs" to our coach that I mentioned in my last posting -- just some minor reparis; the usual scrapes and dents you incur when navigating a 40 foot monster around the country. All is well and we will be back on the road soon. Thanks for your concern. Stay tuned.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

OK -- I have had a complaint about the over-dose of pictures from England and France. Complainer wants to see more current information. Well -- we have been stranded in Eugene OR while they are repairing our home. Good news is State Farm is picking up the tab for most everything except my $500 deductable. Way to go, State Farm.

OK -- As you know neither Jann nor I are what you would call religious. But when Ruby Foo went missing a few months back, Jann bought a Lady of Guadalupe candle and placed it on the picnic table of our camp site. Sure enough, about 3:00 a.m. in waltzes the Foo, dusty and dirty but glad to be home. We joked about the power of the candle, and put it in storage.

Now this comes under the heading of "be careful what you pray for" -- Flash forward to present time. While camped in Oregon, the cutest stray cat (Rockey) adopted us. He simple moved into our camp site and patiently waited to be fed and petted. As he was full grown and very active, we felt he was not fitted for life in a motor coach. So we left him a full bag of food and notified the camp owners to be on the look out for him.

But, that is not the end of the story -- while wiaitng for our coach to be repaired, Jann and I were riding our bikes down by the river we heard this little peeping sound coming from a bush by the water -- out comes this little two month old kitten, who imediately said that we were to take him home so he could make friends with Ruby Foo. I cannot believe how quickly Ruby has acceppted this little guy. So it looks like we are now the proud parents of two.

Problem is -- how do we shut the candle off? We prayed to have our cat returned, but that darned candle keeps sending cats our way. We can't toss it out and we certainly will never light it again. But we cannot become a traveling shelter for every lost cat we bump into.

Here's a shot of Ben Blue. If you have nay suggestions as to how to stop the candle let us know.