Friday, July 12, 2013
Leaving the prettiest place in the world…
For the other prettiest place in the world. Or maybe there are others, but do you remember ever saying “That was the best ever”, and knowing that the next one would definitely be the “best ever”? Leaving Rocky Point on a clear summer morning seems a bit silly, unless of course you are heading north toward Sisters and a quilt show that probably rivals one of the best ever. Although I have never been to Paducah, Kentucky or to the Sisters show before either.
The MoHo is all loaded up and we are ahead of schedule. Just enough time to write a bit about what has been and what is yet to come.
Best little trip recently was a quickie north to Collier State Park where I met up with Jerry and Suzy, a couple of RV bloggers I have followed for some time now. To say they are a delightful couple is an understatement, and as usual, a couple hours of visiting time at their sweet comfy rig in the shade flew by. We didn’t even have to go out to eat! You know how you set that one up sometimes….just in case something or another is awkward and you need a table between you and a waitress to mediate. I am so glad I got to meet the two of them, and look forward to their next trip our way so they can come out to Rocky Point for a visit as well. Don’t you just love their traditional matching tee shirts?
The delphiniums finally bloomed in front of the cabin, just in time for the wind and the sprinklers to knock them over. Soooo glad I got a photo of them the morning before that happened. Then I decided it was time to entertain some local Rocky Point folks for a nice dinner. I think the last time I had Wes and Gayle (our next door neighbors who winter in Tucson) over I fed them hot dogs cooked on a pitchfork. This time I went all the way with a French Country dinner including appetizers and an Apple Galette for dessert. It was great fun to have someone to cook for, but once a year might be enough for that kind of dinner!
I invited another local Rocky Point couple to join us, Jim and Mata have lived here for decades. Jim was the contractor who built Mo’s house and Mata is one of the first members of the local quilt guild of which I am the newest member. I even had fun! Isn’t that the point? Although most women know how hard it is to have fun when you are doing a dinner party with the timing thing always in the back of your mind.
Tomorrow is the quilt show, and we will be meeting up with Roger and Nancy in Lapine for an evening of fun before taking their car to Sisters. (The MoHo will wait safely back in uncrowded territory!) Nancy and I get to play why Mo and Roger hang out in the park. That way we can look and shop to our hearts content without worrying about them getting bored with the whole thing.
The next day we will all travel east toward Newberry Crater and Paulina Lake for some high mountain forest service camping. Did you notice no car on the back of the MoHo! Kind of fun to load the kayaks on that trailer, nice and low! Hopefully we will get a spot close enough to the lake to make up for the fact that I have yet to order those little wheelie thingies that Sherry and David have. Oh boy! camping, kayaking, family, and quilts!!! Does it get any better anywhere??