Friday, May 13, 2011


That's Fran, Cheri, and me.
Another year, the hubby's went off fishing for a week and a half. Us gals got together at my home this year....boy did we have FUN! Fran picked up Cheri at the airport and drove to my house on 4/30. The guys left on Sunday (5/1). We had a whole 9 days to do whatever we wanted! YAY!

First, we went into the town of Bend, Oregon and I took them up to Pilot Butte, which looks over the city and the lovely Cascade Mountain Range in the background: the photo at the top! Left to right are Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top, South, Middle and North Sisters. Does anyone know the names of the three sisters? Well, it's Faith, Hope and Cherity. Soooooo we renamed them: Fran, Marilyn & Cheri! I think it fits, don't you?!

So we went shopping, mostly at the thrift stores, antiques stores, and the like. We were looking for yard art. Since Cheri flew up here, she couldn't get much - but she had a great time looking for things for us. We found lots of goodies to put together, but haven't made them as yet - but here is a picture of the "yard art" my sister made for me last year:

Cute huh! We picked up more colorful dishes, vases, etc. I will show the pictures of mine when I can get it glued together and in the yard!

We met my sister, Carol at one of the oldest (and my favorite) restaurants in Bend, the Pine actually has two trees growing out of the ceiling! Take a look at our salads, we all had Crab-Louie! YUM!

Now that I look at it, I think Carol got a chicken salad, with fried artichokes on top!

On Friday, the three of us headed off to Florence, Oregon where my Dad and his bride let us stay at his home while they went to the Fireman's reunion in Calif. We had such a good time there! The first night we went out to dinner at a chinese restaurant - boy was that deeeeelicious!
Fran said this was the BEST General Tso's she's ever had!

We had a great time there...Florence is just a beautiful place, although it rained a bit - but we relaxed and ate and watched lots of movies!

We also went into Redmond, Oregon to the Farmer's Co-op antiques:

Yeah, right!

I know our hubby's had a good time too - didn't catch many fish, but they enjoyed themselves just as well. In fact nobody even got the "big fish award" this year - none of the fish were big enough!

Well, that's it for another year....In 2012 we will be going to Fran's home the year after that to Cheri's....then it's back here again. It sure is nice to have a "Gal's week" where you can relax and let it all hang out!!!


Adrienne said...

Oh, you are making me so homesick for Central Oregon! I grew up in Bend and know Pilot Butte and Pine Tavern well. I climbed Pilot Butte the day before I turned ten! The view is the best! I'm ready to make a trip over your way and catch up with the places there. Maybe it will happen soon.

Meggie said...

I remember reading about your Fish Wives escapades last year. What fun without the guys! The food looks luscious. As usual, it looks like you gals had a great time. I LOVED your comment on my last post..."go splash in a puddle." What a great idea!!