We were invited to Vancouver to celebrate Grandparents Day last Friday with our granddaughter Marin. We arrived at 11:00 to take her out to lunch.
When we returned to the classroom, Marin's super organized teacher had a project for Grandparents to do with the students.
The grandparents then left for coffee and cookies before heading to the auditorium for a Veterans Day program.
"See you later."
We spent 2 nights at my sister Barbara's house and enjoyed her company as well as visiting with our nieces and nephews and their offspring. After returning to Eugene Saturday night, we had dinner with more family before heading up the McKenzie Highway.
We have driven rural forested roads for nearly 40 years, and this was our first head-on collision with a deer. The doe jumped out into the road from a brushy area, smack dab in front of the car. There was no time to swerve. The deer was dead on impact and our car suffered some external damage. It was lucky that we were in the 4-Runner--a higher vehicle. Mike and I are fine, but the accident shook us up a bit.
And since I hate to end my entry on a sour note, here are a couple of photos of my lovely zygocactus truncatus, aka Thanksgiving cactus. Just in case you think I don't learn anything while blogging, I did a little reading and found out these plants are native to Brazil where they grow off of trees. Wouldn't that be a sight to see them blooming there!