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Some things that baffle me about Oregon

Just some odd or unusual things 
we discovered the past week in Oregon.

1. I'd always heard the best berries come from Oregon.  McKenna served us some beautiful ones so one evening after leaving their apartment,  we decided to go buy some for ourselves. Upon entering Whole Foods this is what we saw:  Nope, not buying California berries in Oregon.

Also, while on the subject of Whole Foods,  look what they had right outside the front door...Their very own garden:

2. We never saw even ONE umbrella the entire time we were in Oregon.  Not one.  Even though it was raining at least 50% of the time we were there.  We did however see this in the lobby of our hotel:

3. One morning while getting my breakfast in the hotel  one of the workers came up to me and handed me these:
I said to her, "No you must have me mixed up with someone else."  She said, "No I don't. These are for you. I want you to have them."  So not knowing what else to do, I smiled and thanked her.  Then as I was walki…

She put the music in me

We are still on the road, 
but my sister just sent me a video I wanted to pass along.

It's a tribute by a woman about her mother who passed away last year...
with lots of home movie clips and this sweet captivating song.

"...And she built my house on a rock. And she lived all that she taught..."

McKenna's avocado basil pasta

McKenna has been treating us like royalty.
Okay, here's one of her dishes she made for us a few nights ago.

While this was her beautiful table the evening of this Pasta recipe.... I forgot to take a picture of the actual dish.  But if you look around you can see some of it on the plates. :)
 I asked if she put fresh basil on it and I was surprised to learn this is the basil she used: With this stuff around there's no reason to even bother with the fresh stuff. Try her recipe, you'll love it
Just go here!

"The New Chick Upstairs"...or Day 4

What an exciting experience for me yesterday seeing my Aunt Wanda. Grant seemed quite happy about it too!
I have a memory of going to see her in Walla Walla, Washington  when I was about 6. And I have seen very little of her since then.  She was married to my Dad's oldest brother, Irving, who passed away about 8 years ago.
 Here's Aunt Wanda back in the 1960s with Uncle Irving and my cousins, Pat and Paula

With all the Rozier cousins on that same day....Richard is front left and I'm right next to him.  See cousin Pat right in the middle?
We also got to see her today! Along with her husband Bill. with Aunt Wanda in the middle.

We all enjoyed a very yummy lunch in this elegant dining area of Aunt Wanda's residence
where McKenna was called 'My Lady' by the waitress.

The next 4 pictures I love for 2 main reasons.  They show Aunt Wanda's sweet and happy personality.  She really is so fun to be with. And they also show that Grant is finally bonding with me  beca…

Day 3 of Oregon

Even though I may not getmath...

The highlight of yesterday was seeing where McKay works  as an actuary in downtown Portland.

McKenna points in the direction  of where his office is. Not the French restaurant with the scalloped ivy, 

Then she calls McKay to tell him we've arrived

I think this is the first time I've actually seen a revolving door.  I asked Dennis what was the point in them besides looking good in a movie He thought they help keep the rain out since the door is always revolving and never open?

We were greeted by the door man.  He was friendly as is everyone else we've met. What is it about Oregonians and their friendliness? (Well except for the worker at Sweet Tomatoes who wouldn't let me choose a table before we stood in line.)
The greenery just outside his office is incredible!

Once we got to the 9th floor I started whispering for some reason. It was so quiet and I didn't want to disturb the math workers. Maybe I was thinking that if I were ever …

Day 2 of our Oregon trip

We had no idea there was a temple in Medford  until my brother Richard texted us about it.  So before leaving that town we found it.  Right across the street from a barn! We could hear the roosters and chickens. It was the best.  Then directly across the street was this gorgeous sacred place.
And look what street it just so happens to be on!

Then we made it the 5 hours to Tigard.  Most all the way in the rain.  I won't even put an exclamation mark after that  because I'm learning rain is just the way of life around here.  And the odd thing is I have yet to see any one with an umbrella.  They all seem to take it in stride and just wear hoodies.
And look who we got to see!
Little Grant has grown and changed so much since Christmas,
He is definitely the center of their world.

McKenna does not like fish but she made salmon for us because she knows I love it. Is that not the sweetest! I've been blessed with such angel daughters in law. The flavor was so good and the fish perf…