Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Brillo has been hunting for many years.  He FINALLY got lucky!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Suzy, VROC 32776, out of Castlegar, B.C. was riding through Coos Bay today. We met her out in Charleston, where a lot of you came for the WWR a couple years ago. Although new to vroc, she's an experienced rider, and had a real nice set up for traveling.

While visiting, we had a rare surprise! This is the draw bridge over the South Slough, and it doesn't open very often.

Suzy has been on the road 4 days now, and is planning to spend the night in a B & B in beautiful "Bandon By The Sea".

Pat and Suzy having "girl talk" as she gets ready to roll.

A pose in front of Charlie Tuna!

There she goes.

Suzy is headed out to travel down 7 Devil's Road, out to Hwy 101, then will end up down in the California Redwood country for a couple of days before heading back to Canada. Thanks for stopping, Suzy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

2010 State Fair

The DeWitt Veteran's Memorial, placed by Point Man Ministries. It's a very nice spot near the North Bend Bridge over Coos Bay, OR.

Ronda got up early and whipped up this fine breakfast. It's Labor Day, we'll be heading out soon to get back home to Coos Bay. This was a good send off. Didn't take any people pictures, the ladies hadn't put on the "body putty" yet, and weren't in the mood to model their morning clothes. :-)
Sunday morning, 5 September. In line waiting for the Fair Gate to open.

Preston found a friendly lady!

There are 2 Burmese Pythons in this cage. Never seen one this color before. Sure would make a nice pair of boots!

Karen modeling a new hat.

This Russian singer was very good. We watched several of the stage shows, I didn't take many pictures.

The State Fair has MANY food vendors. Everything you can imagine. Not cheap.

There were several dozen cars there in a little show. I only took a few pics of the ones I liked the best.

Little '59 Rambler. With a big block Chevy engine. My Dad had one, this same model, style, and color. I'm sure didn't look and run like this one!

Beep Beep. Beep beep. His horn went beep beep beep................:-)

The huge engine in this Dodge RT really looked nice.

Loved this old Merc! I did take a lot more car pictures, but won't bore you with them.

Probably took a hundred flower pictures, but this is the only one I'll post. Just looked sort of clean, I like it.

In the Wine Patio, watching a Classical Guitarist.

These bungie thing sure makes a lot of money. Expensive to ride, then most people buy the pictures. See the camera mounted in front of them? Click on the picture and it's easy to see. We were there from 9:30 AM until after 6 PM. A long, but fun day! Ate too much.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The City of Canby Oregon has beautiful hanging baskets in the business area. Dozens of them, and they are all pretty and very well groomed.

The small Saturday market had a couple dozen vendors with fresh vegetables and plants.

Yummy! Good prices too.

Pretty flower arrangements

Flowers getting ready to be arranged.

Nice selection of berries. I'm in the heart of the Willamette Valley where there are many commercial farms.

I liked seeing this plane by the Burgerville!

Haven't seen hops ready for harvest since I was a teenager. I used to work in the harvest when there were hundreds of acres of hops in the Rogue River Valley. I drove truck when I was 16 and 17 years old. This was near the town of Hubburd, OR, They do have a Hop Festival there. Hop 'till you drop!

A stinky field of large onions, they were harvesting them when I went by.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Otis Cafe

Otis Cafe. Was going to have something less traditional, but Yuma neighbor Redd called and was telling me about some minor damage the big storm did to our place down there. I didn't want to interrupt him, so had to make a quick order without perusing the menu to the fullest. It was delicious anyway. heavy baked fresh whole wheat bread, and sausage that tasted like old fashioned pattys should taste!

I don't get to take Angie to breakfast as often as I'd like. This was a nice time together today.

Been here a long time.. written up in newspapers and magazines many times. The famous Otis Cafe.

Angie and Nathan building and rebuilding a robot. Very interesting. Angie keeps on top of it, but the boys are learning to read instructions and do it all by themselves.

This little guy is on the floor. They programmed it to turn when it crosses a white line. It works!

As soon as Angie heard I was coming, she mixed up enough dough for a few loaves of bread. It was hot out of the oven when I took this picture last night.

2 September. A nice bright day for the first pour. This side will take all day to finish, tomorrow they will pour the other side, then next Wednesday, after the approach form is built, and the City inspects it.

9.5 yards makes the truck too heavy to back into the drive without bending up the rebar. So, they are moving it to the back in a wheel barrow.

Just starting. Total job will be around 20 yards.

The "2 engine" Indian is moving right along. Not enough time or money to have it ready for Bonneville this year, but Guy is hoping for next September.

This isn't the fender he'll use, but it's sort of pretty.

This old rocket set a record last year

Sherm's Cycle Products is still alive and well. Guy has had a busy month.

A customer changes his own oil while Guy installs a new tire on the back of this VN2000.

A "burn out" special! 13 to 1 pistons, flowed heads, big valves, and all the other little extras make this Meanie a real rocket. Guy says it will smoke the tire right down to the rim if you want to. Or, wheelie with the best of them, :-)