|Looking into Joseph Canyon|
Then we hit the curves. It's a gradual climb up, then down to the bottom where you cross the river and enter Washington before making the crooked climb up the other side of Rattlesnake grade. Tink went with us and she and I sat out in the grass under a tree while Dad was in surgery. The surgery went fine. We ate lunch and headed back to his house.
The next day he had to have a follow up appointment with his eye doctor in La Grande, OR. This is 55 miles away. We made it in a little over an hour. We went early so Dad could look at vehicles. He can no longer handle his big Dodge Ram truck and needed something smaller. We found a rig he liked in his price range and bought it. He had is check up, we ate, lunch and then headed to the humane society. His old golden retriever has also become too much for him to take care of and has been with my oldest daughter. Dad's been lonely without a dog. He's had one as a constant companion since my mom died.
Yesterday I drove the 300+ miles back home stopping in Pendleton to go through the Tamakaliks Museum. I'd been to the museum a couple of times but hadn't actually gone through the interactive interpretive center. And I was in luck. First Fridays are Free days! It is a nicely put together history of the Indians from that area.
I'm home for a day then heading to Princeton to cut the alfalfa. Hopefully when Summer is over, I'll finally get a chance to slow down.