A Month in Review
17 July 2012 | Merlin, Or
Upon arriving in Bend, our hometown, we got straight to visiting friends and work. We ordered clothes for our ever growing 12 year old. Got the mail, what I really got was the junk mail. Why can’t we get this crap stopped, the box was 99% full of junk. The other one percent was a note mentioning we needed to pay our water bill, or they would be sending us to collections OOOOPS! It was then off to find a tenant for our house, which we managed to do in three days with some help of friends. Thanks Guys! The management company couldn’t get it done so we did it ourselves. What’s the saying? If something is worth doing, do it yourself. Definitely true! We then turned south to Petaluma to surprise my mom for her birthday and visit and recreate with some friends. Our first day was a trip to San Francisco on the Larkspur Ferry for some Chinese food in China Town, a great walk through North Beach for espresso, a climb up to Coit Tower returning in time to catch our ferry back across the San Francisco Bay. The next day we went to Dillon Beach for some skim boarding, smash ball and beach soccer. We capped our recreating off with a trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. We rode roller coasters until we all were wiped out. It was great to see my mom and dad and spend some time with them. Kyler loved the special day of baking shortbread, minced pies and brownies with both of them. We then headed North and camped a night at Sims Flat on the Upper Sacramento River. Then continued North to the small community of Galice on the Rogue River where we are now waiting for a raft permit which will allow us to raft the wild and scenic portion of the Rogue River, a three-day trip for us.