Halloween 2017 - All the movies; Princess Bride; Forrest Gump; Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter
Eeyore, Harry and Pooh (AKA Spencer, Sean and Mona)
The Pumpkin Carving Contest - In order, Spencer, Ron, Rachel, Scot, Sean, Kim (and Mona made a Honey Pot for Pooh)
Christmas and Hannukah 2017
Rachel and Scot discussing the loot
Candycane Lane, Woodland Hills CA - so beautiful!
Other folks checking out Candy Cane Lane
The 2017 Annual Gingerbread House Competition - Kim and Ron made and ice castle; Spencer and Mona made a mansion; Sean, Scot and Rachel made the borg.
Scot's Master's Graduation April, 2018
Master's Degree in hand!
Glad to have that done!
Sean, Rachel, the Graduate, and one proud Mom
The Happy Graduate and Happy Rachel!
Interesting planes on Alaska Airlines!
View of the Willamette River from our Hotel Room in Portland, OR.
See how hospitable they are in Portland!!
We had lunch with Ron's sister Terry and her husband Dave
The International Rose Test Garden where they develop new breeds. Really Beautiful!
Roses, up close and personal
An artsy picture in the Rose Garden
Terry and Dave, and Roses!
Powell's Books - The biggest book store in the USA, where I found a book I have been looking for 25+ years!
Lunch with Terry and Dave before heading out of Portland
A very large ship on the Willamette River
The MAIN Building in the City of Rainer- it Is the Library on the Left, City Hall in the Center and the Police Department on the Right
A hotel on the way to Astoria; despite its actual name, we dubbed it Bates Motel.
Cheese is one of Oregon's largest exports - this is how!
The Megler Side of the Astoria-Megler Bridge - the longest continuous-truss bridge in the world.
Driving on the bridge
The Third Bujarski home in Astoria, OR - circa 1976
The famous Little League field in Astoria OR; home of the Bujarski Brother's Team
A real phone booth in Astoria. Holy Cow!
Astoria Middle School, Ron's home away from home
Or, it's more correct name in 1973-1976, Astoria Junior High
The base of the Astoria Spire - see the stairs inside?
The top of the Astoria Spire
The view of the Astoria-Megler Bridge and the Columbia River from the top of the spire
More view from the top
The whole TEN stories we climbed, hence the pics from the top!
John Jacob Astor Elementary School; home of Kindergarten Cop in 1990 and Bujarski boys in the 1970s
The First Bujarski Home in Astoria, courtesy of the US Coast Guard
Ron promised that black berries are weeds on the side of the road - and they are but they were not ripe!
Ron's walk home from Astoria Junior High - through the woods
The Second Bujarski home in Astoria - at Tongue Point Job Core Center
The now closed Bumble Bee Cannery in Astoria
Of course, the Bumble Bee Cannery is now a museum!
The view from our hotel in Astoria - the Astoria side of the Astoria-Megler Bridge
More of the Bridge
This used to be a boat storage room - now it is a high end restaurant
Fireplace Number 1 in Astoria
The Astoria Maritime Museum
US Coast Guard, Astoria Oregon
Sacagawea and child
Lewis and Clark's Fort (reconstructed in the 50s since the original rotted)
A bedroom in the Fort (which housed 33 explorers)
A Sea Lion in the Seaside Aquarium
The Seaside Aquarium was just actually a room with about 50 fish tanks - this is one of them
One of the nicer homes in Seaside - and it is purple!
A great little gift shop along the Oregon coast
Part of our beautiful drive
Proof that I actually hiked! This was supposedly the "easy one - Crescent Beach Hike - about 4.5 miles from the Mountain to the Sea in Ecola State Park
Ahhhh made it to the beach!
Crescent Beach is 1.25 miles if you are a bird in the sky - for people with legs it is closer to 2 miles each way
The GPS was a bit confused with where the car and the road were!
The view on the way back up the mountain
Second Hike of the day - to Short Sand Beach in Oswald State Park - we learned our lesson and this was rated "Beginner"
Checking out our options
The Suspension Bridge in Oswald State Park - very wobbly
Scenic Drives were plentiful!
The entire Town!
This was supposed to be great crab, but we decided to pass
History of the Oregon Coast
This is where Tillamook cheese comes from - Tillamook OR
Huge vats of cheese being made - YUM
Sunset in Cape Kiwanda!
A sand dune in the middle of the Oregon coast - go figure!
Cars allowed in the Beach! Toto, I have a feeling we are not in California anymore!
Haystack Rock in Cape Kiwanda
Fireplace Number 2 in our room in Cape Kiwanda
The view from our Hotel in Cape Kiwanda
Absolutely stunning roses in Cape Kiwanda
Ron's breakfast in Cape Kiwanda - Yum!
Ron taking a very daring picture on the hike to the Cape
Avery unhelpful bridge on the hike!
Another (less) helpful bridge!
Can you believe how beautiful??
Hiking towards the Cape
Proof that I too went on the hike - 6 miles labeled "moderate" We were more daring....
The end of the Cape. Look how hard they make it to fall - NOT!
Ron liked this baby carrier and the uncle gladly let us take his picture
A whale spout!
Proof that stores in Oregon are a bit different!
Not your average convenience store.
My attempt at artsy photography - and they are purple!
The top of Mount Hebo - home to lots of antennas
Our first selfie ever!!
We were obviously not the first explorers here!
The view from Mt. Hebo was breathtaking
The ride back down Mt. Hebo
The town of Mt. Hebo - the only hotel in town!
More cows for cheese - they are pretty friendly
Our hotel at Lake Glenedon. It was like being in summer camp as all the rooms were cabins in the woods.
The view from our balcony - check out the other cabins!
Cape Foulweather to see more whales
An amazing seafood restaurant with a clever name
Devil's Punchbowl in Depoe Bay
Cape Foulweather - so named for its 100 mile an hour winds
Sunset in Depoe Bay
Looking for whales....
Another gorgeous sunset
A very interesting tree
The top of Cape Foulweather - those condos have quite a view!
Fireplace Number 3 in Lake Glenedon
Seems that most of the coast is labeled a Tsunami Zone (!!!)
Whew!! Now leaving the zone - about 100 yards away (!!!!)
Some very clever signs
Look! A whale!
No explanation needed
You have now seen the entire harbor!
Fishing boat on the way to work
Well hi there to you too!
Lots of folks looking for whales
A beautiful view of the Cape
While driving back to Portland we stumbled across an Aviation Museum - Ron's favorite place to go!
The Spruce Goose - apparently we had to go to OR to see it even though it was in Long Beach for decades
A Russian Aircraft A Mig 29 - hmmmm?
Part of the Aviation Museum
Another Russian Aircraft - A Mig 23
Ahhh, an American plane - An F-15A
An X-15 Rocket - the fastest plane ever
An SR 71 with a D21 drone. There is a great story with the SR 71 but you will have to ask!
German Rockets from WWII - V1 (b/w) and V2 (yellow - the first ICBM)
The Lunar Model - my dad designed part of the landing gear!
This is coffee in Oregon - very few Starbucks around!