Texas Country Oaks Dance Hall, Edna, TX, New Years 2012

Saturday, August 5, 2017

August 5, 2017

July 15, 2017

 This is our “written in Jello” travel plans for this coming fall: 

1-5 Sep           Memaloose State Park, Mosier, OR
6-7 Sep           Hermiston, OR
7-10 Sep         Rathdrum, ID     Rick & Patty Stills RV Park
10-11 Sep       Polson, MT
11- 14 Sep      Columbia Falls, MT (Tour Glacier National Park)
14-17 Sep       Helena, MT, Fort Harrison RV Park (Just because we have never been there.)
17-18 Sep       Billings, MT, Elks Lodge
18-19 Sep       Kaycee, WY
19-22 Sep       Casper, WY (Visit Joyce’s family)
22-23 Sep       Cheyenne, WY
23-26 Sep       Denver, CO, Westminster Elks Lodge (Visit friends)
26-29 Sep       Colorado Springs, CO, Elks Lodge (Visit friends and tour some of the sights in the area)
29- 30 Sep      Las Vegas, NM, Elks Lodge
30 Sep-10 Oct Kirtland AFB, NM, Famcamp (May take in one day of the Balloon Festival)
10-12 Oct       Carrizozo, NM, Valley of Fires Recreation Area
12-16 Oct       White Sands Missile Range, NM, Volunteer Park Travel Campsite
16-19 Oct       Deming, NM
19-23 Oct       Silver City, NM, Elks Lodge (Great little town up in the mountains.)
23-26 Oct       Willcox, AZ
26 Oct-1 Nov   Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ Famcamp
1 Nov-1 Dec     Florence, AZ, Rancho Sonora RV Park
1 Dec- 1 Jan 2018    Casa Grande, AZ, Wild West Ranch & RV Park
1 Jan- 1 Mar 2018    Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA, Palm Oasis RV Resort

 If you live near where we are going give us a shout.

July 18, 2017

 Yesterday Joyce and I took a drive up into the Cascades to visit Sahalie and Koosah Falls.  Both of them are right off of Highway 20 and only a short walk from the parking lots.  Both are beautiful.

July 26, 2017

 A lot has been going on since I last wrote so let me get right to it.

 On the 20th we got word that Joyce’s mother who lived in San Francisco had another fall and is was in the hospital.  Joyce talked to the doctor and was told that Pat had a very bad infection and they were trying to find out what was causing the problem.  Later Joyce again talked to the hospital and was told they were still working on the infection and they they were considering putting her on a respirator.

 Friday morning the doctor called and told Joyce that Pat had taken a turn for the worse and probably would not make it through the night.  We then started looking at flights out of Redmond to San Francisco but we couldn’t find anything that would get her there in a timely manner and the cost was also very high.  So we then rented a car so she could drive down to California.  By the time Joyce got to Klamath Falls she learned that Pat had passed away.

 She then drove on down to Los Altos where she spent the night with her good friend Chris Herdell.  The next day they went to the hospital and to the home where Pat lived and picked up Pat’s things.  They then went to the funeral home to make arrangements for her burial.

August 2, 2017

  Joyce buried her mother on the 27th and then made the drive back up to Smith Rock with one stop on the way back.  It’s really good to have her home.  Joyce would like to thank all of you that called or wrote her with condolences for the loss of her mother.

 While Joyce was in California I made a trip over to Oakridge to visit Jim and Jeanne Glaspey.
The Gang

Randy & Bamby

 Yesterday we made the move from the Bivouac host parking site down the road to the Day Use Host site next to the Rex House, the district office for this area.

 Our duties have changed to taking care of the day use bathrooms, turning the water on and off in several places in the park, mowing the Rex House lawns and general cleanup of the area.  Joyce will probably still do some of the mowing in the day use picnic area.

Our Front Yard
Back Yard Views

 Also yesterday we welcomed our new Bivi Hosts, Piter and Margie who are originally from South Africa but now call Oregon home.  Piter is retired from the South African military and Margie is a retired school teacher.

August 4, 2017

 Not only is it very hot here in Central Oregon but we also have a lot of smoke to contend with.  The Whitewater fire that is burning in the Willamette National Forest near Mount Jefferson north west of Smith Rock is only 8% contained as of yesterday.  Hope that it dies down before the eclipse happens on the 21st.

Gotta throw in a couple of grandson pictures.

Barry & Joyce

Thursday, July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017

June 19, 2017

 In our last post we told you about the Family Motor Coach Association’s new benefit for a Verizon MfFi Hotspot.  Joyce and I ordered it paying $43.99 for the device that came with 25 gigabytes of unlimited data.  Well, things have changed.

 Verizon has pulled the plug on the offering.  I’m not going to go into all the details here but if you want to read about the gaggle go here:  https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/verizon-pulls-the-plug-fmcas-insanely-good-verizon-unlimited-hotspot-deal/

 I will say that we are disappointed but we do plan to remain members of FMCA.  The other benefits that we have with them are worth the price of membership.  This one is really good for Joyce and I:  https://www.fmca.com/benefits/fmcassist.html
June 27, 2017

 Tumalo State Park has been very busy for most of the month with only a few open sites that could be had for one night and every once in a while we would get a cancellation on a yurt.  That said, for the past week we have been completely booked up.  One thing we have noticed is even though there have been no camping sites available we have seen some that go unused.  This morning when I made my early rounds I counted six sites that remained empty.  We wish that folks that are not going to show up after making reservations would take a couple of minutes to cancel.  It would be nice for folks traveling trough the area to get a parking camping site even for only one night.

July 4, 2017

 Happy Independence Day to all.

 On June 30th we left Tumalo State Park and headed up to Smith Rock State Park.  This will be our tenth year hosting at the amazing place.  Here is a great web site to learn more about the park:  https://smithrock.com/https://smithrock.com/

 I have said in the past and I will say it again; Smith Rock is very busy, especially on the weekends.  On Saturday night our Bivouac camping area was full to the brim and we had to turn folks away.  There are days here now that there is no parking to be had anywhere in the park.  Amazing.

 We will be here through August this year so that we can experience the solar eclipse on August 21st.  I have never seen a total eclipse and since they come around only every 23 years or so, this is the one for me.

July 7, 2017

  Things have slowed down a bit now that the temperatures have been in the mid to upper 90’s.  Most of the rock hippies have left for cooler climbing areas and those staying are mostly sight-seer’s. 

July 13, 2017

 Time flies when your havin’ fun.

 Nothing really exciting has been happening here at Smith Rock since I last wrote.  We have been taking care of doctor and dentist appointments and generally just relaxing.  Since we now have four host couples here our workload has been reduced dramatically.  Joyce and I are still taking care of the Bivouac area but now that there is not as many visitors during the week the bathrooms stay fairly clean.

This is Solo, the Bald Eagle that has recently left the nest. 
Barry & Joyce

Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 18, 2016

June 3, 2017

 Things are rolling right along here at Tumalo State Park.  On Thursday we had to say goodbye to our cohosts Thom and Sharon Page who are off to new adventures.  At the same time we welcomed Dave and Patti to the park who took their place.  It’s always hard to say goodbye to folks that have become good friends but Joyce and I are sure that we’ll meet up again somewhere down the road.

 I’m not very tech savvy when it comes to syncing my iPhone, Mac Book Pro and iPad through the iCloud but I can tell you this, if you delete something from the Cloud from your phone and you have auto-syncing enabled that ain’t a good thing.

 I was sitting in the doctor’s office and while waiting for my appointment I started deleting some stuff in the Cloud that I didn't think I needed.  Not so good there Kee-Mo-Sabbe!  When I got up the next day and started my computer a lot of my files are gone.  Since I am very conscious about backing up my data, especially my genealogy files I just did a restore from my latest backup.  Well, that didn’t work out so good.

 After the backup finished and the computer booted back up Finder wouldn’t run at all.  On the MAC if Finder won’t start then the computer won’t do anything. I tried rebooting the computer a few times and that didn’t work either.  I thought about just going back to another backup and install that but since Finder wouldn’t run I was stuck.

 Next, I tried booting the computer in “Safe” mode but got the same problem. 

 Joyce looked up a company here in Bend called Mactek so I called them they said to bring it right on over.  It took them a couple of days to get my baby back to me and everything is right with the world again.

June 7, 2017

 Yesterday was my birthday but we didn’t do anything special.  I’m not longer celebrating birthdays these days anyway.  Also today was my mother and fathers 70th wedding anniversary. 

June 12, 2017

 A while back we met Trey and Sandy who are from Fredericksburg, Texas that just happens to be one of out favorite cities in the country.  After spending a few days here they took off to visit friends in Portland.  After almost a week they showed up back here yesterday.  After they got set up in their site we took off and headed out for supper at the Summit Pub in Bend.

 Joyce and I have been fighting colds for the past few days but it looks as we’re on the mend now.  I did have to take Joyce to the urgent care clinic due to her having laryngitis in addition to the cold.

Jun 15, 2016

 As most of you probably know Joyce and I use a Verizon MiFi device for 95% of our internet access.  Under our plan we have a 30 gb of data allowance that is spread between the MiFi and our phones.  Even though that sounds like a lot of gigs we usually bump up against that cap, sometimes going over.

  For awhile now we’ve been actively searching for another way to get more data with either another device or changing our data plan.  When Verizon came out with their so called “unlimited” plan we thought that would be the answer to our prayers.  However, there are some very limitations to that plan that we don’t feel would suit our needs.

 Just a couple of days ago I got an email from the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) that looked very promising.  Here is the new plan in a nutshell:
No matter where you go in the U.S., it’s easy to stay in touch using the Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 7730L.  You get “on the go,” unlimited internet access at a discounted cost.

For FMCA members only:
    Your “all-in” cost is just $49.99 for unlimited monthly service
    NO hidden fees, added fees or taxes
    Month-to-month service, no contract required
    BONUS: the Jetpack kit is yours FREE (retail elsewhere is $199)
    FREE shipping & handling

 I did some research and I found this link on the Internet For RVer’s Facebook page:

 While at Costco yesterday I checked with the Verizon representative at the phone kiosk
looking for ways that we could cutback on our data plan with them to make up that
$50 and came up with a strategy to do that.

 So, we ordered that noble hotspot from FMCA yesterday.  While on the phone with their
representative I was pleasantly surprised to learn the price had dropped to $43.99.

Big Summit Prairie, 17 June 2017

Harold, Michelle, Abigail and Skyler, June 2017
Travis, June 2017.  At his first dentist appointment.

Barry & Joyce

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

May 11, 2017

 Yesterday we drove up to Smith Rock State Park to say hello to some of the hosts and Josie who is the new Ranger 2.  They were all working on the two new host sites that will accommodate large RV’s with 50 amp service.  We’re going to need the extra hands during the week of the solar eclipse in August.

May 15, 2017

 On Saturday Jerry & Maryln Howlett and Jeffery & Susan Wetzell drove over to Redmond from the Salem area to have lunch with us.  We met at Oishi’s Japanese Restaurant where we have been several times.  The food was excellent and seeing our friends was great.  We will all meet again in July at Smith Rock State Park for our hosting gigs.

 The weather here in Central Oregon hasn’t been great this past week with cloudy skies and temperatures dipping down into the low 30’s at night.  I think the high yesterday was around 50.  Last week we had some really nice weather with daytime temp’s getting up to almost 80 degrees.  The local’s around here call it the “great Central Oregon fake out”.

 Our new B-2 hosts arrived on Friday giving us a full complement of workers.  They are the primary greeter’s and sell firewood everyday.  They also close the day use park gate that I open in the morning.

May 24, 2017

 A lot has happened since I last wrote anything so let me get right to it.

 On Friday the 19th we got up at 3 AM so that we could be at the Redmond Airport by 4:30 to catch our flight to Portland.  I don’t think that Joyce or I slept more than four hours that night.

 After getting to Portland we jumped on an Alaskan Airlines flight to Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ., arriving there about 3:30 PM.  Our next stop was at the Budget Car Rental to pick up our car.  Joyce and I are enrolled in Budget’s Fastbreak service so we just went to the kiosk, grabbed our paperwork and the off we went.  Well, not so fast there Crocker’s.  When we got out to the car there was another gentleman that had his bags in the Chevy Cruse that we were supposed to take.  We told the lot attendant about the mix-up and he quickly got us an “upgrade” to a Ford Focus.

 We then started the 81 mile drive to our hotel in Stratford, CT.  First, we had to navigate the New Jersey Turnpike up to the George Washington Bridge where we ran into total gridlock.  After getting across the bridge we headed up through Yonkers on the I-87 then on up into Connecticut.  All-in-all it took us nearly four hours to make that drive.

 We finally got checked into the Homewood Suites hotel and then Justin, Adrian, Travis, Harold, Michelle, Abigail and Skyler came over to see us.  Joyce and I were happy to see them all.

 So, why in the world were we in Connecticut in the first place?  Justin has been attending the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University for the past two years working on his Masters Degree and we were all there to celebrate his graduation.

 We had a wonderful time visiting with family and friends and of course the graduation ceremony  was amazing.  Some really great things were said about Justin and you can rest assured that we are all proud of him.

This is taken from the commencement program:
“Justin W. Crocker attended Ohio State University from 2001 too 2005, graduated magna cum laude with a BA in criminology and was commissioned in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer.  He served as a rifle platoon leader with the 4th Infantry Division from 2006 to 2009 and deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Justin later completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and served as an Operational Detachment-Alpha commander and company commander with the 3rd Special Forces Group from 2011 to 2015.  Justin deployed multiple times to Central Asia in support of ongoing counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations as a Special Forces Officer.  In 2015, Justin began his studies as Yale University as a General Wayne A. Downing Scholar through the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.  Upon completing his studies at Yale, Justin will assume command of a Special Forces company in the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  His is married to the former Adrian M. Dauby of Tell City, Indiana.  They have a son, Travis.  He’s the little one running around the room right now".
Justin is 2nd from right.

Justin, "Focus Travis. Focus."

Graduation Party
The Gangs All Here

The knife and scabbard were made by Ron Cutler of Payson, UT.  440 Stainless Steel and buffalo horn.  The shadow box was made by Rick Stills of Rathdrum, ID.
 On Tuesday the 23rd we drove back down to Newark to catch our flight back to Bend.

 Just a note about driving in the New York City area.  Don’t do it!

More later.

Barry & Joyce

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

 Here is another edition of “Where We’ve Been and You Should Go Too”

Washington, DC

 Joyce an I both believe that every American should visit our nations capital at least once in their lifetime.  Standing in front of the actual documents that formed our country at the National Archives, watching the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery and walking through the White House is something that we will carry with us forever.

 Not only did we visit those places but we also toured the Capital, visited the National Air and Space Museum, the National Botanical Garden and the U.S. Air Force Monument.  Also, we toured the Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials.  At the Lincoln Memorial we had the privilege to stand in the exact spot where Dr. King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

 We took almost one whole day touring the World War II, Korean and Vietnam War Memorials.  At the Vietnam Memorial I found the name of a friend who lived across the street from me while growing up in Fresno, CA.

 Revisit our blog entry from October 2012 here to learn more and to see the pictures we took:  http://barryandjoyce.blogspot.com/2012/10/

 We were only in the area for one week and were only able to just scratch the surface of places to see.  But that is just another good reason to return.

April 20, 2017

  On Monday Joyce and I went over to Central Point to check out two home builders, Adair Homes and Hiline Homes.  We are not ready to buy now but we wanted to learn more about the process and costs involved.

 On Tuesday we welcomed Jim and Jeanne Glaspey to Valley of the Rouge State Park.  They will be staying here until the 25th then we’re all going back up to their house in Oakridge.

 Yesterday we drove out to Jacksonville to have lunch at the Back Porch Bar & Grill.  Jim and I had their Roy Rogers burger, Joyce had the barbecue Beef Brisket sandwich and Jeanne selected the Pulled Pork sandwich.  All of our food was excellent.  If you are even in the Jacksonville area make sure to make a stop in this great place.

April 26, 2017

 On Thursday the 20th Jim’s sister Donna and her husband Dwayne Hayes came down to the park for a visit.   Then on Friday Jim’s brother Ron and his wife Trisha came down to join in on the fun.  We spent most of the weekend just relaxing and enjoying each others company.  The girls did drive up to the Seven Feathers Casino Resort to play bingo.  No one won any money but they had a good time.

 Monday the 24th we packed up and headed up to Jim and Jeanne’s home in Oakridge.  We plan to be here until we go over to Tumalo State Park in Bend for our first hosting gig for the summer.

May 1, 2017

 While we were in Oakridge Gary and Marcia Stevenson had Joyce and I, Jim and Jeanne and Chuck and Sue Svendsen to their house for a delicious Chicken Parmesan dinner.  Thanks for the great time Gary and Marcia.

 Yesterday we packed up and headed over to Tumalo State Park arriving here about 1 PM.  We will be here for two months volunteering as the Yurt Hosts.  If you are in the area please stop by to say howdy.

May 7, 2017

 We’ve been here at Tumalo for a week now and have gotten into the groove as the Yurt Hosts.  Tumalo is a very busy park with most of the campsites and yurts sold out on the weekends.  If you want to camp here in the spring and summer we highly recommend you make a reservation way in advance.  In Oregon State Parks you can make your reservation up to nine months in advance.

 Our co-host’s Thom and Sharon Page who hail from Los Osos, CA are new to volunteering in Oregon.  Our other co-hosts, Bob and Kathy Bourdage have a home in Camp Sherman and are just filling in for a few days until the scheduled hosts arrive.

 A few days ago Joyce and I were talking to Thom and Sharon and they mentioned that they are members of the Family Motor Coach Association.  One of the benefit’s that they told us about is the FMCAssist program that really perked our interest.

 After doing more research into the FMCA and their benefits Joyce and I decided to become members.  You can read more about the FMCAssist program here:  https://www.fmca.com/benefits/fmcassist.html

Grandson Travis

1st time we have done this but, we've got our Swivel Wheel for sale.  Call if you're interested.


Barry & Joyce

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

March 31, 2017

 As most of you know I am a planner when it comes to our travels.  One of the things I hate more than anything is pulling into a RV park or campground and being told that there is no room at the inn.  So I plan our stops and 95% of the time we have made a reservation so we don’t run into the hassle of trying to find a place at the last minute.

 I had tried to make a reservation at Travis AFB some time a go and they wouldn’t make one for us.  The gal that works in the park said there were so many people there that they couldn’t figure it all out so they just stopped taking any reservations.  What?  We think they need some adult supervision.

 Our friends Rick and Patty Stills are at the Dixon May Fair RV Park so we called them to see if any sites were available there.  Rick said there was plenty of room so Joyce jumped in the car and headed down there while I finished getting the rig ready to go.  We got a site right next to Rick and Patty’s with full-hookups for $30 a night.

April 2, 2017

 Yesterday Joyce and I had breakfast with Joe and Lori Martin at Bud’s Bar and Grill here in Dixon.  Joyce has known Lori for many years and Joe and I go back to our days working together at the 60th Airlift Wing Aircrew Standardization and Evaluation at Travis AFB.  It is always fun to meet up with them.

April 4, 2017

 On Sunday we made the move back to Calistoga with me driving the RV and Joyce driving the Honda.  We’ll be here for four days this time and then head back down to Dixon for a five day stay.

 Yesterday we picked up Joyce’s mother and went out to her brother and sister-in-law’s home in Conn Valley outside of St. Helena.  Joann made a delicious chicken enchilada supper and then we had one of her famous cherry pies for desert.  Not loosing any weight here that’s for sure.

April 8, 2017

 Our stay at Calistoga went by way too fast as always .  On Thursday the 6th we left the RV park  around 9AM and made our way back to the Dixon May Fair RV Park for another visit with Rick and Patty Stills.

  The day before yesterday I bumped into the control panel for our inverter system and the darned thing quit working.  This exact thing happened a few weeks ago and after doing some trouble shooting, I finally removed the panel from the wall, disconnected the data/power cable, waited a few seconds and plugged it back in.  The panel rebooted and everything worked good.  This time I did the same thing and had no luck getting it working.

 I called Magnum Power’s technical support and they had me doing some additional  troubleshooting as well.  Rick and I went down to the hardware store and I got a new cable, took the controller out to the inverter and plugged it in, bypassing the cable into the rig.  It still didn’t work so we believe the controller is bad.  Ordered one through Amazon Prime for shipment to Beale AFB, our next stop.

 Last night the four of us along with Rick’s son Matthew went down to Bud’s Pub and Grill for supper.  Joyce and I used to go there a lot when we were living in Vacaville and have enjoyed their food.  Last night’s supper was outstanding.

April 13, 2017

 On Sunday the 9th, several of Rick and my Air Force buddies came by the park for a visit.  We had a great time telling stories and just enjoying seeing each other again.  Hope we can do that again next year.
Johnny Patrick, Rick Stills, Tim Nichols, Fergie Ferguson, Klint Ramsey and yours truly. 

Rick, Terry Stenz and Me.

 Monday morning Rick and Patty packed up and headed out for their trip back to their home in Rathdrum, ID.  Joyce and I were sad to see them got but we’ll see then again in the fall on our way up to Glacier National Park.

 On Tuesday it was our turn to leave Dixon and head up to Beale AFB near Marysville, CA.  The run up was fairly easy in moderate traffic and we’re now set up in the Famcamp with a full-hookup site for only $18 a night.

 The inverter control panel was waiting for us at the office when we got here and I got that installed.  However, three of the little buttons that are used to setup and adjust the inverter system had fallen down below the face.  I can turn the system and charger on and off but I can’t fine tune the inverter.  I got on the phone with the company that supplied it to Amazon hoping that they would just ship me a new one but that didn’t work out so good.  The solution was to just order a new one from Amazon prime and then send the this one back for a refund.  That will all happen today…hopefully.

 Yesterday we drove over to Nevada City to visit our friends Jerry and Marilyn Howlett at their beautiful home.  We met them nine years ago at the Oregon State Park’s Host Orientation in Salem and have been hosting with them at Smith Rock State Park every year since.

 After visiting for a while and having lunch they took us on a tour of the area which included a stop at the Empire Mine State Historic Park where they volunteer two days a week.

 Jerry and Marilyn gave us a fascinating personal tour of the mine and grounds.

The owner's cottage.

All the gold that was taken out of the mine would have fit in this square.
 This is they was the miner's were tansported into the mine.
After the great earthquake in San Francisco, the mine's owner bought all of the rail lines steel and used it for shoring.  This is a picture of a small portion.

More (and better) pictures of the Empire Mine:  https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=empire+mine+pictures&qpvt=empire+mine+pictures&qpvt=empire+mine+pictures&qpvt=empire+mine+pictures&FORM=IGRE

 After we left there we stopped at Marshall’s Pasties in Grass Valley to get one of them.  A Pastie (pronounced “Past-e”) is a traditional food brought to the mining areas by the early Cornish settlers from Cornwall, England.  They are flaky baked pies that are rolled and crimped and filled with fresh vegetables, including potatoes, onions, parsley and a meat.  And yes, at first I pronounced the word a tad differently.

 To top off a wonderful day Jerry and Marilyn took us to dinner at Casa Las Katarinas.  Thank you Jerry and Marilyn for the wonderful day.

April 17, 2017

 On Friday the 14th I drove over to Penn Valley and met up with Mike and Sylvie Kemp.  Mike and I were stationed together in the 7th MAS at Travis AFB for many years and he now is a flight engineer for 10 Tanker, the company that flies DC-10’s that drop fire retardant.  Mike said it's fun.  Hmmm......

 On Sunday we packed up and headed north to Win-River Casino in Redding, CA, a place we have stayed several times.  The RV parking is pretty much a large parking lot with hookups but it works for us,

 After getting setup we went to the casino’s restaurant for their Easter brunch.  The food was just OK and way over priced at $27 each.  Won’t do that one again.

 This morning we left Redding about 10AM and made the trip in off and on rain to Valley of the Rouge State Park near Rouge City, OR.  Joyce and I have stayed here several times and in fact, we hosted at the park several years ago.  Using our Oregon Disabled Veterans Pass our stay here is free with only an $8 registration fee.  By-the-way, Oregon extends this benefit to all disabled veterans, not just to Oregon residents.  Learn more and how to apply here:  http://oregonstateparks.org/?do=v.page&id=19

Michele and Family, Harold, Skyler and Abigail, Easter Sunday.

 More later.

Barry & Joyce