Monday, June 17, 2013

Visiting Pete Day Two

On Memorial Day we drove into Portland to pick up a camera Pete had ordered.  We visited a park in the city of Portland and hiked in a light rain.  You have to learn to live with rain in Oregon and we already feel experienced. 

Pete in front of his place.

Visiting Pete in Oregon Day One

I rented a vacation home online.  Everything looked great from the description and photos but you just don't know until you arrive.  Imagine how thrilled we were when we drove our rental car up a steep hill and found this at the top.
There were roses for Bob in the garden!

The garden was re-awakening my gardening instincts.

Spacious kitchen for cooking and family gatherings.

Entryway with purple door.  Nice hooks for hanging coats and rain jackets.

Bob and Pete relaxing in the living room.
Okay, this is NOT the Bluff House.  This is Pete's place.  As much as we love the guy, we wouldn't want to stay here.  That stool is one of 3 pieces of furniture.  The other two are another stool and a mattress on the floor.  Our guy Pete is a minimalist. 
Pete's living room
Nice little porch on the front of Pete's place.

Grisman's dish is the kitchen floor.
Dinner at Thai restaurant in Hood River

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

More Beautiful Snow

It is crowded at the feeders today as the birds gather for food during the falling snow. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Nils in Taiwan

Nils is in Taiwan for a 3 month work field assignment.  He works long hours six days a week. On his day off he managed to rent a bicycle for the day ($12) for a ride outside of the city of Taipei.  He rode a 5,000 ft elevation and was quite exhausted afterwards.  Emily will join him in early February for the second two months.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Knitting Pipeline Podcast episode with Pete talking about his through hike of The Colorado Trail is found here.




Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

We had a small group at Thanksgiving at Mom's.  My sister and her husband spent the holiday with their new little grandson (the first!). 

Official holiday portrait.  Nils, Emily, Mom, Matt, Paula, Bob. Bob is wearing his Fair Isle Vest.

 Mom always sets a beautiful table.

Emily gets the green beans on.
Everyone modeled some of my knitted shawls.  It wasn't my idea but I loved it.  Even guys look good in lace.

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