Friday, July 4, 2014

On The Road Again

Yesterday was rose garden day.  As is the custom in Oregon there was light rain off and on, but not enough to spoil our trip, so off we went.

As expected our guests were quite impressed with the roses.  They have over one hundred tea rose bushes themselves and she was very knowledgeable about roses.

She walked a lot more than she would have thought possible.  I suppose her level of excitement allowed her to forget about her pain and discomfort.  She wrote names in a notebook while he did camera duty.  Most of the full blossoms were at least seven inches in diameter.  I carried the tape measure to add to the photos proving the sizes.

We bought sausage dogs at a stand in the gardens and sat outside to eat them.  I thought she might wilt but she mustered the strength to march on to the gift shop.

Smile Bob, you're having fun.

Finished with the rose gardens it was on then to buy the manzanita bush.  The plan was to ask a nursery worker to bring it to the register and there would be limited walking.  Arriving at the nursery it was evident that wasn't going to happen.  It was a huge place and she was off and walking.  She walked a lot pointing to plants she'd like to buy.  They would have needed a truck to take it all home.  Finally she settled on what we'd come for but instead of buying one she bought two.

They love sugar-free ice cream and had seen a Baskin Robbins on our way to the nursery.  We stopped on the way home and while we were eating our ice cream it happened, she wilted.  They both wilted.  We were to have dinner last night with son and family but that never happened.

They decided to say their goodbyes in the hotel parking lot.  It was about 2:00 p.m. but they were through.  They were going to spend the afternoon napping, pack the car later in the day, and leave for home about 6:00 a.m. this morning.  We've heard nothing more so I can only assume that's what happened.

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