On Saturday I went with Roland and Jenna to the big city of Roseburg as Roland wanted to get some more soil and plants to add to our yard and garden.
As we were near Costco, I mentioned to Roland that we ought to get gas. We also need milk and so picked up some additional items as well. We also had an opportunity to allow Jenna a thrilling moment that we of course would never have planned for.
As we were walking toward the Costco entrance, Roland noticed a ReMax balloon out in the parking lot. It appeared as though it was lifting off the ground and then back again. Corey and I had actually saved our money for a balloon ride and were majorly disappointed with the results. The ReMax ride was less costly and all proceeds went to the Children's Miracle Network
blowing bubbles while waiting in line
|used trucks as tie downs|
|Jenna climbing out of basket|
|that smile was so worth it|
In addition to the balloon ride was a booth for face painting (Jenna loves those, but did not participate on Saturday) and some representatives from the Wildlife Safari in Winston. Unplanned and fun. I was happy for the moment.
We learned that the Cockatoo can live 60 years but that it will always act like a 2 year old. That thing is LOUD - louder than noise from the parachute which was bothering the bird.
There were cards at both ReMax and Safari. I had been to Safari before when Corey had visited me in 2015. He posted his pictures to facebook but not on his blog. I'd forgotten my camera, and so some of the pictures that Corey took can be seen on this post.
We added strawberries to our hill and have been watering all over the yard. Marigolds are looking sad. We have started to eat the spinach. Tomatoes and peppers may not be getting enough sun; they don't look as upset as the marigolds, but they are not thriving, either. I believe they were planned before the beets and spinach.
|watermelon seeds planted one side; strawberries on the other|
|they don't look as sad in this photo as they did this morning|