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 Ohio, 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 out, 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 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!