Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What I did on my summer vacation

How do you know when you're not in California anymore? When you look outside on August 1 and see this.

This is not only a wonderful table my Sister-in-law painted, but there is WATER on it!
These are not dew drops.

These are RAIN DROPS!

Every time we have traveled to Oregon it has rained!
That must be why Oregon has flowers and gardens that look like this...

and can be planted in containers like this!

After the rain settled we traveled to the town of Silverton to see the
Homer Davenport Day Parade.
Yes, this is an Elvis impersonator...
(Look at the legs draped over the back. I was so taken by the performance that I never noticed the legs until I downloaded the photo!)
and yes this is the local nurses performing in the Bedpan Brigade.
Well, the weekend didn't end there. We had a wonderful Family Reunion with Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. This time we seemed to know everyone. Last time an unknown Hispanic family showed up. They stayed to themselves mostly and no one asked who they were because we were all too embarrassed since we figured we were related somehow! We still don't know.....who knows, they too may have wondered where they were!

And I did what I tell my children to never do!
I met up with someone I met on the internet!
Well, here in blogland and it was Sammy!
You know Sammystuff!

That was Awesome! She took me to two of the Russian fabric stores in the area

and then off to her AMAZING STUDIO!

Talk about overwhelming! I could hardly breath!

Cool art and stuff...Sammys Stuff everywhere!
I even received gifts that I'll share with you later!
Whoo hoo! Summer fun!

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Funky Art Queen said...

what an adventure and you took some great photos. How much fun to meet a blog friend. If you ever come to west texas....call me! We will have fun! Me and Renea and Lisa will just take you all over!

Kai said...

OMG! I had such a GREAT time in Oregon! (Huh? Oh, I DIDN'T go? But ...) You did such a great job of sharing YOUR trip, I FELT as tho' I'd gone, too! THANK YOU! I'm glad you had a wonderful time!

Popsicles & Lollipops said...

A visual feast, Terisa! Rain is lovely and so very refreshing and WELCOME! :-) Love the bedpan brigade. I want to join. And I'm not even a nurse! :-)

celestina marie said...

WOW!! what an amazing trip to Oregon you had. I love the toliet flower contanier and the nurse parade. You really took some great pics to showcase your trip.
How fun to meet a friend from blogland.

I am having a giveaway, I hope you can stop by.
la rea rose

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Looks like you had a great time. So neat to meet a blog friend. And W"O"W what a studio. I'm jealous! Hugs***Renea

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

What an amazing time! Those gardens are just lush, and excitment with flower filled toilet bowls and bed pan dances, who could ask for more!

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

OMG! Do you have relatives that live in Silverton????? Our dear family friends have lived there forever.....as a teen I'd go there to work in the cannery with my best friend to make extra money. I've been going up there for as long as I can remember AND they are relatives of Homer Davenport!!!!!!
How wonderful you were able to meet up with Sammy, she does amazing work and you were so lucky to see inside her studio.
Yes Oregon is definitely green from all that rain!!

One Crabapple said...

ooo RAIN and Oregon.

you luckky lucky girl !

You could come to The BlogHer Party this weekend and really break that rule hooking up with Internet Peeps !


I just put a link on my blog but I think there is more info at Prairie Home blog - which is a typepad.com

trisha too said...

what fun, you lucky girl!

makes me wanna visit Oregon!


Marilyn said...

What a wonderful trip! Oregon is such a beautiful state...sounds like you had a lot of fun. And oh my, Sammy's studio looks incredible--lucky, lucky you! Thanks for giving us a little peek at it too:)

Keri Joy Colestock said...

LOVE this! Too Much FUN!!!!!!!!!!I'm a blogging queen! This is the 1st time I have left a post on a blog-I'm a genius today! Hugs & love,