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".


Danny Barer said...

I'm sure Ivanka speaks fluent Japanese.

Mike Barer said...

I remember the Marsh's used to come to services from Pendleton. They had 2 children our age.