Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Update From the Northwest

Yesterday I canoed with my two sisters, a few of their children, and Danielle in Sunriver. When the waterfront worker picked us up at the end of our 2 hour trip, I asked if he liked his job.

"Yeah, except a lot of people do stupid things and end up hurting themselves here," he replied. Recently, one teenager swung out far over the river on a rope swing, but forgot to let go and smashed back hard into the rock cliff wall. Another man injured himself falling out of a porta-potty, and when his young daughter saw his gashed leg, she fainted dead away. That was just the beginning... I'll bet the emergency room does good business this time of the year.

In other news: Trina of In the Buj posted about my brother, Dan, and his wife Tam. She wrote a nice tribute -- Dan and Tam just moved back to Oregon from Burundi, Africa.


Holly said...

I have fond memories of canoeing there in Sunriver. Did you get a chance to visit the lava river caves this trip?

Africakid said...

Holly, we've driven past the caves a few times but didn't visit. So that's on the agenda for next time!

Beth said...

Some of the gang did make it to the lava river caves...the contingent that also visited the Newbury Caldera and Paulina Peak! It was all amazing...especially watching the oldest grandson (Josiah, my son, 23 yrs old) and the youngest grandson (Ben, Susan's son, almost 8 yrs old) hold hands through the dark cave.