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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

May 1, 2009, We get Bent!

This summer we decided to delay the 2500 mile trip back to Wisconsin & Michigan, and explore some of the Northwest. Our good friends, Jim & Carol Babcock whom we met in Lake Havasu City a few years back, live in central Oregon (Terrebonne) and suggested that we give Oregon a try. So on April 30 we pulled up stakes and headed north. On May 1 we landed here in Bend, Oregon and are safely ensconced in the side yard of the home of Jim Carprnter. Jim and Billie rent out a full-hook-up RV site next to their house. Our friend Jan Morse saw their ad in Motor Home Magazine and bought it to our attention. I called Jim and he still had May open so we took it. Jim and Billie are super friendly retired folks about our age (well...maybe a little bit younger :-)). He was in building sales and she worked in a nursery.
Terrebonne, where Jim & Carol live is a small village about 40 miles north of here and on Tuesday we drove up to see them. They treated us to dinner and took us for a scenic drive of the area. They live in a subdivision called the Crooked River Ranch. The Crooked River runs through the "Ranch" cutting a deep deep gorge with spectacular scenery. The walls of the gorge are absolutely vertical and you can walk right up to the edge of the (pit of the stomach knee weakening) precipices.
Back here in Bend we have been exploring the city & surrounds and it looks like we will not lack for things to see and do in the coming month.

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