Saturday, October 29, 2016
The second part of our plan was to spend the next day birding at Cheadle Lake in Lebanon. When I was growing up in Lebanon, Cheadle Lake was the log pond for Cascade Plywood Corporation. In those days Lebanon was dominated by too large mills, Crown Zellerbach Paper Mill on the north end of town, and Cascade Plywood Corportation on the south end. My grandfather, Arthur McClain worked for a brief period on the Casacade mill pond, and interesting enough in later years Jeanette's dad, Jim Dye also worked on the pond. Today the old logging pond has be transformed into a great recreation site for fishing, walking, and birding, complete with paved paths, benches, and boat launch. The weather forecast was right on and we had a great morning of sunshine for birding.
male Anna's Hummingbird
old photo of Cascade Plywood Corporation
Monday, October 24, 2016
We took advantage of some fair weather on Saturday afternoon to take a trial drive with the Serenity to Huddleston Pond in Willamina and do some birding. The fall colors were glorious and we got some good birds, see the list here. We like the way it drives and the spaciousness of the floor plan. But we did find that a squeaking door is a major annoyance. The Serenity Prayer comes to mind.
"God give us the the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference".
So far the Serenity is allowing us to accept the needs of aging a little more gracefully. We did prove to have the courage to change vans, and we looking for wisdom on fixing the door.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
here. After our hike we enjoyed lunch on the picnic bench in the sun at our campsite, and then moved on to Winchester Bay RV Resort where we are currently set-up and will stay a second night, watching the Ducks play on the big screen in the activity center tonight.