Saturday, August 30, 2014

To Eugene – Eugene

It has been a few days since I have added to the blog.  It isn’t because I was lazy, but was to busy visiting with people along the way.  We are in Eugene as I write this.  It has been a scenic drive with lots of visits with Monty’s relatives.

We left North Platte and drove to a cabin in the Rocky Mountains west of Denver.  We visited with Marion and Woody, They have a lovely cabin just north of US 40 between Winter Park and Granby, Colorado.  The cabin is in the woods at 9,000 feet. 


Marion and Woody were gracious hosts.  We had a lovely time visiting them. 


We had fun watching the hummingbirds,


The fox that came very close


and the deer just up the hill from the cabin


Since they are just off Highway 40, we had a really scenic drive across Berthoud Pass and Rabbit Ears pass.


From there we drove to Sandy Utah and had a nice visit with Pat, Marion’s sister. 



Of course we had to take a picture of the Pink Dinosaur in Vernal Utah.  Kind of reminded us of Pink Flamingos.


On Wednesday we drove up to Kaysville to another cousin Doris.  She and her husband Dennis invited her sisters and their families to a lovely cookout in their back yard.


On the way to Doris’s home we drove by the house where Monty’s Mom grew up, and visited the gravesite of Monty’s Grandfather and Grandmother (his Mom’s parents).


The headstone marks a family grave site where not only is Grandfather Woodmansee buried, but his two wives, his parents, and his sister.  I’m glad we took the time to look it up.

At the cookout we had a really nice visit with Doris & Dennis and also Loretta, Annette, and Rita.  With some of their children there and their families it was a really nice visit.

Thursday we were on the road again toward Eugene.  We drove through varied landscapes to Boise, ID. 



We had dinner at Barbacoa, a lovely restaurant in Boise.  It is beside a local park and overlooks a lake.  We had a table outside.  It was a little warm, but they had misters to keep us cool. 


Our meals were excellent.  Lamb Chops


and Fajitas


On Friday, we left Boise and drove to Eugene.  We drove across Oregon on US 20 to Sisters and then Oregon 126 to Eugene.  This is a pretty drive through high desert, mountains and then across the Cascades into Eugene.  Leaving Boise we saw hot air balloons ascending into the morning sky.


Some of the terrain as we crossed the state.




Of course any self respecting quilter has to stop at The Stitching Post in Sisters.



That brings us up to today (August 30).  This morning we went to the Eugene Saturday Market.  This takes place each Saturday in downtown Eugene.  They have lots of venders selling their wears.


Of course Ruby had to get her face painted,  this time with a raccoon.


That brings you up to date.  Tomorrow will be another adventure yet to be determined.  Until then……enjoy your day and thanks for reading along.


  1. Loving the journey and pictures; especially love the prehistoric flamingo :) Now if we could just plan our trips a bit better we would be in the same state at the same time!

  2. One last comment ... have we mentioned how much Ruby looks like her grandma????