Saturday, June 19, 2010

Back in Ohio

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to update our blog; as you can imagine, we were busy with a sudden, unexpected departure from Oregon, a long drive back to Ron, Brenda, & Mom2Ohio, and now with caring for Brenda’s mom.  Our sincere thanks to all of you who have passed us your good wishes, it’s been uplifting to her mom to hear of all those who she’s never met wishing her well.    She’s doing better now that Brenda is with her around the clock, and even managed a trip out to our RV park to visit.  It took all of my charm and a promise we’d go for pie to convince her to pose for this picture with Brenda and her brother, Ron.




Although we’re glad we’re able to be  here to help oAleutian Cackling Geeseut, Beach @ China Creek we’ll miss the Oregon coast,  the enjoyment of our volunteer duties, and most of all, the great people we met and had  the opportunity to work with.  On our last day before leaving, we spent time, on a beautiful day, at China Creek watching over a Western Snowy Plover on her nest and providing information to visitors.  Walking the beach, I came across this lone Guarding the Snowy Plover sea star, watched a flight of Aleutian Cackling Geese fly overhead, and finally took a picture of Brenda at our Plover Host overlook.  I think you’ll agree that it’s easy to see why we hope to return to the Oregon Coast some day.


We’ll be off the exploration trail for a while, but hope that soon we’ll be able to take some time exploring the area.  Although we’re originally from the area, it’s been almost 40 years since we lived here and much has changed.  Thanks again for staying with us and c’mon back and see what we’re up to!


  1. Hi Keith & Brenda, I just got around to checking your blog to see if you were still in Brandon. I’m glad Brenda’s Mom is doing better. She looks great in the photo. We are going to Brandon later this week to spend a couple of days at the Ballard State Park. Sorry to have missed you. Sandy

  2. So glad Brenda's mom is doing better and she looks great!! Isn't it great to be able to be where we are needed....a real perk to this lifestyle.
    Mike and I have had to explore and discover areas where we have lived most of our lives this summer. You'd be surprised at how much we've missed because we were so busy working. We feel like tourist in our own home area. Have fun with your explorations whenever they resume.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  3. I hope this comment finds everyone well. My husband and I dream of being able to RV full time once our youngest graduates and we throughly enjoy reading your posts. Come follow my blog at if you have the time.

    Smiles in Texas,