Sunday, April 29, 2007

Separate worlds intersect in Pendleton

For months Dawn had been looking froward to the 5th annual Wildlife Rehabilitation Seminar in Pendleton . We had been planning on leaving Walla Walla early in the morning Saturday and returning to town latter in the evening . Then we saw a poster for mixed martial arts fights at the Pendleton convention center on the same day as the seminar. Dawn said we should do both.
So that's what we did. We attended the seminar all day, then we ate dinner and headed to the convention center for the fights. After the fights we spent the night at the Oxford Inns and Suites in Pendleton.

Thats where the separate worlds collided. As we walked into the restaurant for breakfast I realized we were surrounded by martial arts people and animal rehabilitation people. George Castanza popped into my head screaming separate worlds. It would be like my two brothers walking into a restaurant and Ivanka Trump and Sumi Shimamoto were hanging out at the next table.

Anyway we had a great time in Pendleton. Here's a couple of links that discuss our activities on Saturday.

Lynn's blog at Blue mountain wildlife: here

Rumble in Roundup City II in the East Oregonian: here

You do not need to sign up to read the article in the Oregonian. Type "rumble" in the search and then click on the article "region scores knockout".

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Herb Garden

Over the weekend we replanted our herb garden. We planted Rosemary , Thyme and Basil.
We also added Dawn's favorite the habanero pepper.

I am also currently reading two books. What a party by Terry McAulifffe and Clemente by Dave Maraniss.

Dawn had updated her blog. You can read about the fighting ear mites of Utah St here.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Congratulations Mark and Claudia

My childhood friend and college roommate Mark got married on Saturday.
Dawn and I attended the wedding at central Christian church. We had a great time.
It was great to see everybody.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

I hope everyone had a great weekend

We went over to Dawn's parents house this afternoon and had a very nice dinner. It was an absolutely beautiful day in Walla Walla today!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Buddy Jumps into the drink

Late yesterday afternoon I decided I would enjoy the beautiful day by walking our poodle Buddy to the park. I tried to get Dawn to walk with us but she was to cozy on the couch.So Buddy and I were on our own, or so we thought. when we got to pioneer park we circled the big duck pond then I looked up and their was Dawn on her bike, Dawn was about 40 yards away Buddy was so excited I let go of his leash and he sprinted over to Dawn. Then he ran back and forth like a nut. then he saw a duck and chased it, when the duck jumped into the water Buddy dove in after it.I don't know if he had ever swam before but he finally decided to turn around and get out of the pond. Needless to say he got a bath when he got home.