Hello my friends! I hope you had a good weekend. We had a busy day on Saturday. We held an event at the Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint as one of a series of events put on this summer to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Historic Columbia River Highway. We had several booths set up and this was our view. :-)
This is our booth - I'm on the left, then member Betty and President of PWF, Bev. We represented 3 organizations. Portland Women's Forum, Friends of Multnomah Falls and the Friends of Vista House. :-)
Looking out from behind the table.. it was a perfect weather day, warm with a cool breeze. Lots of people came by to talk to us and learn more about our groups. I even signed up two new members for PWF and sold some postcards for FOMF.
Below is Wes Post, his great-grandfather was Charles W. Post, famous in our area for doing a series of paintings of the gorge from a tent he set up right on this viewpoint at the turn of the century. He brought one of his paintings to share with us and book about his famous ancestor.
The beautiful booth of the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway put up by Jeanette Kloos, President and founder of the FHCRH - the group that spearheaded the "Season of Celebration" of the Centennial Celebration of the HCRH.
This neat photo op, you could stand behind the antique car and get your photo taken.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. also had a booth, they are the partners of PWF for the viewpoint. They brought two huge cakes and punch to share with visitors.
A highlight of the day - Peg Willis brought a band of string instrument players all the way from Pendleton, Oregon to play for the event for 2 hours. What fun that was!! They played vintage songs from the turn-of-the-century.
I wish I'd videotaped them playing, but I was busy at our booth.
Dayle gave Peg some $$ to treat all the kids to ice cream on their way home.
Peg Willis designed this cross stitch kit and I'd always wanted one, so Dayle got one for me. New project for the winter!
We also invited a local author to join us during the event - Laura Foster - we bought this book from her and I look forward to reading it. She also joined PWF and will be giving a program during our Author's Day. We also found out that she was at Waldo Lake at the same time we were and remembered our shade canopy and rainbow bunting!! :-)
Now for a change of subject.. look what was hanging out in my sister Denise's backyard!!! Her easy chair is in a corner of her den with two huge windows and her BBQ is right outside in her view.. she heard a ruckus and saw this guy trying to catch a squirrel that was hiding under her BBQ! It's a gorgeous Bobcat. But she lives in the middle of Portland and this is an amazing "neighbor" for her.
Our son Travis and DIL Kristi took the boys to the beach for an overnight trip and on the 2nd day they came across a helicopter company and the three guys got to go up for a short ride!
How exciting for all three of them!!
Kristi brought home a "Crown of Thorns" (Euphorbia Milii) plant yesterday, have you ever seen one like this? It's huge and gorgeous!
I love the blotchy color in the flowers -- it's supposed to bring good luck.