Katie and I found the riverside path, which is a beautiful walk. We walked along the path to boat ramp where it ends, and someone was ready to launch their boat. It was a perfect day, just beautiful. Here are some photos of the path, and the boat launch:
There is a boat on the right edge of the photo.
|Here's part of the beach.|
Emergency vehicles were waiting at the top of the boat ramp with about a dozen firemen and EMTs waiting. I didn't want to take their photos, so I snapped this fire engine that was waiting at the top of the ramp.
I talked to a woman having lunch with her family right above the boat ramp. She was pacing back and forth with her phone in her hand, really worried. I asked her what was going on, and she said her family was coming down the river in two separate groups, and she could only contact one of them, and was afraid the search was for the others.
According to the news, "Nine people were floating the McKenzie River on inner tubes when they hit snags and logs. They were ejected and swept off their floating devices they had put into the river. A couple of them were able to jump onto a log, which you should do. The main thing is that they had their life jackets on, which had a lot to do with the outcome today."
I don't know if these people were the woman's family, but they were safe. The news report said the people only suffered some bumps and bruises, and that the group was made up of kids ages 6 to 16 and adults.
A little excitement today that ended well. : )
I just love looking at the trees here - there are so many weird looking, weird shaped trees to see.
I unhooked The Palms and did a little shopping at Costco - I was craving cherries, so I bought two cartons, and also a bag of avocados. Kind of overkill for one person, but I'll bet none of it will go to waste. I also broke down and bought three of their double dipped ice cream bars with chopped almonds - the ones you buy at the food court. If you haven't tried one, they are fabulous. You can literally make them last for three desserts. I ate half of one last night and it was too much. (I was kinda sick afterwards - 1/2 is too much.) But they are so good. Hopefully they will last me a couple of weeks. Ice cream is my downfall, so I try to be good with it.
Then I went to Pet Smart to get an animal deterrent spray to carry on our walks, just in case. While we were there, I had the vet clinic cut Katie's toenails. They were really long, and the clinic does a really good job for less than $13. It's worth it to me to have it done professionally once in a while, so they get cut really short.
After shopping, we visited Donna and Russ at their house. We sat in their beautiful, huge back yard. It was a cool day, and they had a small patio heater that kept us comfortable. We didn't meet Poppy, but Rusty came outside, and he is a great dog. Very calm and sweet. Katie loves Donna and Russ, but wouldn't warm up to Rusty, so he just wandered away and did his own thing, then went into the house through the dog door. Really kind of didn't care, such a cool dog!
I didn't bring my camera in with me, so I don't have photos of our visit, but you've seen us all before, and our dogs, too, so you shouldn't miss photos.
I had a tour of Therapy - what a sweet rig! It's amazing how different each motor home is. Therapy is really warm and comfortable. I liked how it was laid out, it would be very easy to live in. Of course, Lazy Days RVs are one of the best companies, so everything looked top notch. Donna has photos in her blog of everything, but it was nice seeing it all in person.
Thanks for the great visit and the tour of Therapy, Donna and Russ!
Today will be a quiet day - more river walks, blog reading and Kindle. I downloaded a few books that I actually paid for, and am looking forward to getting into one today.
From Me and My Dog, have a great Tuesday, everyone! : )