Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Blog Friends Dinner at Tad's

Hello my friends, thanks for visiting!  I am going to quickly show you some photos before we jet off down the interstate to our camping destination, 3 and a 1/2 hours away.  Our son and his family will remain home taking care of our chickens, potted plants and pond fish.  Below is from left, Betsy, Taci, me and Gracie.  We met for dinner at Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins, or as the locals call it, the "Chic Dump".  I brought my crocheted bunting to show the girls.


We had the most wonderful time catching up with each other's stories.. and the view of the Sandy River was fabulous.. people swimming and playing and floating by on rafts.. 


We always talk about our fellow bloggers, how we admire them and enjoy their stories and photos.  I told Meredith at Mereknits that we would toast her and we did!  Here's to all our readers and fellow bloggers who have brought much joy to our lives!  ::clink::


Having fun together.


The crispy fried chicken was delish.. they gave me a dumpling instead of a baked potato, it was yummy!


This group of young people were enjoying the river.. two of the girls were on the shoulders of boys and they fought to throw the other one off.. all in good fun!


The water is not that pretty as it's down to glacier melt from Mt. Hood and it's got a white quality to it.


I just love the glitter and sparkle of the sun off water.. always have.


Floating down the river.. 


We all surprised each other with little gifts.. Taci gave us some pretty pink cotton, Betsy some variegated cotton, Gracie knitted us each a dish cloth, I gave B&T a ball of KnitPicks "Dishie" and gave Gracie a cobalt glass bowl I found at IKEA the other day.  (She collects cobalt glass)


Taci brought me a belated birthday gift - something very special - a dish towel that her mother in Brazil had embroidered!  Wow!!  Thank you ladies!!


Well.. time to pack up the last things and head out.  I'll miss you all!  I'll "see" you in 10 days or so!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

31 comments:

  1. I'm so happy to found your Blog. I'm come from Canada and I speak French. English is always difficult for me. I did a toast with my Perrier with your picture for Meredith.
    Have a nice day. I will come back... Aurevoir
    Lucie

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  2. What a wonderful time.
    Love all the pictures..

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  3. How fun! That's so cool that you can get together with some friends you met via blogging! I love that! I hope to meet some of my blog friends someday too! Oh....and, I love your bunting! It's so colurful and cute!

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  4. Have a great break. Looks like a really great get together.

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  5. Now that was a fun time of chatting with gal friends and having fabulous food. What a beautiful river view.

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  6. What a lovely meet-up! I'm so glad you had a nice time together. Your dinner looks amazing. Hope you have a great trip. :)

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  7. Have a great time!! love love chicken n dumplins. mmmmm

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  8. oh that looks like so much fun!!!! Cheers

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  9. What a fantastic lunch you girls had - I always smile when you post pics of the Chick Dump sign!

    Lovely gifts that you gave to each other, but the greatest gift of all is, of course, your friendship.

    Have a wonderful holiday, cant wait to hear all about it!

    Helenxx

    PS jetting off down the interstate sounds so much more glamorous than hitting the motorway as we say here!

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  10. Such a beautiful friendship you all have, and I thank you so much for toasting me and all of your other blogging friends. Have a wonderful, wonderful trip Teresa. Hugs to you and Dayle,
    Meredith

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  11. Did y'all color-coordinate on purpose? Looks like a fun girls outing!

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  12. You have wonderful friends Teresa. Hope you have a wonderful holiday and take lots of pretty pictures to show us. xox

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  13. What could be better than a group of friends who enjoy each others company and bring thoughtful gifts to make it even more special. I would say it looked like a perfect gathering, such nice gifts you all gave each other too. The chicken and dumpling looked good enough to eat, lol, I hope you and Dayle have a safe trip to your camp ground and we will miss you. I hope you didn't forget your camera. I'm sure this blogger gang is looking forward to plenty of pics.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  14. There you are all together and at such a nice setting. It all looks absolutely wonderful and I am not talking about the food that looks good too but that river how glorious!!!

    Have a great holiday!

    keep well

    Amanda x

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  15. Looks like a fab get together :) I am always so envious of the pictures of stunning scenery that you post :)
    And the embroidered tea towel - soooo gorgeous .... how could you bear to dry dishes with it ?
    Have a great trip,
    Jillxo

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  16. You guys have such a nice time. It's nice to be taken along through your postings.

    Yum, that dumpling is so big! Tad's looks like a nice place in a nice setting (near the river).

    Have tons of fun on your trip. Be sure to post lot's of photo's of your adventures. ((Hugs)) Lacy

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  17. Fun times!! I loved my chicken and dumplings last night and Mandy enjoyed the leftovers for her lunch today! I always have so much fun when we get together. I count my friendship with the three of you as one of my favorite blessings in my life. A have a GREAT vacation and I'll talk to you soon.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  18. Oh gosh, how I love your get together posts! And the Chick Dump, is just where I would want to meet you too!!! LOVE that bunting Teresa!!! You all always gift each other such sweet things too. Love seeing all of you together again. I know you are going to be "off the grid" for a while. But I sure do hope you have a perfect vacation! Enjoy!!
    xo Kris

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  19. Sounds like fun. Looks like Betsy and I will meet for lunch on Fri. Hopefully I can meet up with ya all soon. Thanks for remembering your fellow bloggers at dinner. Have a fun time camping!

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  20. Happy Holidays to you and every body for the camping.
    It will be very very long for me : 10 days !
    Oups I'm sad, but trully thanks to you for all the pictures, hapiness, sun, friendship, beauty, creativity, pleasure and joy you always share !
    Even in a hard day you give me a big smile.
    Hugs to you and your Dear husband.
    Julie

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  21. And a big "cheers" to you too Teresa!!!! Hope you have a fantastic, happy and sunny holiday!!!! Come back soon!!!
    Love
    AMarie xxx

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  22. And a big "Cheers" to you too Teresa!!!! Hope you have a fantastic holiday and can't wait to read all about it!!!
    Love
    AMarie xxx

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  23. Such a great time you all looked to of had and do wish I could be there too ☺☺
    Hugs to you all and may you and Dayle have a fabulous time away xoxoxo

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  24. What a nice day you've had with your friends and giving gifts is so special. That dish towel is gorgeous isn't it? You're obviously still having fun with your camera ... the zoom-in on those young people in the water is really good - you can even see the pattern on the girls swimsuit. By the way, I love your bunting. xox

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  25. Your photos and treats for one another are stunning. What a nice thing to do. It would be great to have friends like that. Wishing you a wonderful day!

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  26. A lovely post, such great blog friends and happy times! Like you I love the sun sparkling on water too :) wishing you a wonderful trip, Teresa!
    Helen xox

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  27. Oh what fun to always see what you wonderful ladies are up to. Have fun on your camping trip sweet friend. ((hugs)).

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  28. Beautiful setting for dinner. When I met blog friend, Jan, in Colorado, we also had a river view. That is one big dumpling! Always lovely to see you ladies together. Sharing gifts and friendship is a wonderful thing. Have fun camping. Tammy

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  29. I thing it has been a succes day for everybody, lovely gifs.

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  30. I am FOR SURE going to eat at Tad's when we go to Portland in Sept…we will be renting a car and exploring…thank you so much for sharing what looked like a perfect day with friends…and I'll be "clinking" a cheers to you my friend!!

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