Dan, Becky and I drove a few miles from their house to Pilot Butte. Charlene had to work so she missed out on the fun. We took the short drive up to the top and marveled at the incredible view! The weather was fantastic, a bit brisk but great for seeing the surrounding mountains. Here are a few pictures of that experience.
After we came down from Pilot Butte we stopped by a quilt shop, Quilt Works. There is a good reason why I wanted to stop. Dan informed me that the wife of an old friend from long ago worked there. We stopped by and said hello to Krystal. I used to work with her husband, Kevin Kyle, in the retail lumber business in Salem, Oregon. His father, Cameron Kyle, owned Portland Road Lumber Yard in Salem, OR. Later I worked for Krystal’s Dad, Max Graves, in the concrete block industry in Gilbert, Arizona. We reminisced about old times and talked about getting together at a later date to catch up with each other. Meanwhile, Becky enjoyed the quilt shop and I think I saw her drooling over some of the fabric.
We went to Fred Meyer for some groceries and noticed all of the deer in the front yard grazing when we returned. They just looked at us and went about their business like we were not even there.