Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Traveling up the Kalama River...

Load limit, 7,000 pounds!

No chance we'd drive across this...

One last shot, would you drive your vehicle over this to get...

Looking up river, it's beautiful here...

Phil and mama...

Larry's not quite sure...

He snuck in this pet!

I think she likes me!

This was so cool!

The rest of the klan...

This little buck loves his apple!

And we're enjoying our meal as well!


Woke this morning to gray dreary skies and sporadic rain. It rained most of the night as well. Not much fun to sight-see when you can't see! We met our friends Jim & Pat for a late breakfast as Pat had an appointment this morning. After visiting for a bit they took us to meet a very nice couple they met at church. Phil & Linda live way up in the hills in Kalama, Washington, up a long private driveway.

Many of you know that hunting season is in effect in much of the country. In fact most of the male gender in our family were duck hunting this past weekend. Larry enjoyed the sport for many years in his younger days, but really doesn't care to kill anything these days. When he does tag along, it is to simply enjoy the other 'guys' company.

Well, deer hunting is open where Phil & Linda reside. A couple of years ago, a doe showed up in their yard with barbed wire wound around her neck. She was too skittish to allow them to help, even though they tried. She came back a few days later and the wire was gone, but she was cut pretty badly. They managed to gain her confidence and were able to clean and medicate it. And so the relationship began. When she gave birth, she came and got them to follow her. She led them to her 2 newborn and allowed them to get fairly close. When they were able to walk, she brought them to their house (lawn). This was several years ago. She and her family continue to visit regularly. And when the first shot is fired each and every year, she herds the young around to the back of their property to hide from the hunters! How smart is that? Phil & Linda do not believe in domesticating them, especially the new young each year. But mama is another story. She nuzzles them, wants head rubs and loves bread, apples etc. Mama even allowed Larry and I to feed and pet her easily. How fun! We loved it...

After enjoying refreshments and meeting daughter Tara and granddaughter Lillie Ann we headed out before losing all of our light. We wanted to take a drive along the Kalama River as the rain had ceased and there was a bit of sunshine. It was a beautiful drive. We stopped to watch the salmon trying their best to travel upstream and took a few neat pictures of an interesting bridge. Well, a scary looking bridge. Certainly wouldn't drive our truck over it!

We spent a couple of hours visiting with Jim and Pat at their home and then headed downtown for dinner at a recently opened Chinese restaurant. Wow, it was terrific! We understand why it is packed every night. We ordered three dishes, and the four of us ate and then we brought two to-go boxes home! Good thing I don't live here, because I would live there! And the Mexican restaurant was right next door. So Larry would live there. Guess we wouldn't need a home anymore!

Our time together went all too quickly, but after dinner it was time to cross the Columbia River back to Oregon and home. Onyx was alone for quite awhile today and it was time to tend to her. Tomorrow we will be spending the day with my best friend since high school, Judy and her hubby David. We don't get to see each other near enough, so I'm really looking forward to our time together. Judy's daughter Sara has agreed to give me a lesson on Facebook maneuvering, so those of you that have added me to your family and friends list might actually see some activity on my site soon. Like I don't already spend enough time on this darn computer keeping this journal up-to-date! Okay, I admit it, I love writing this blog and posting pics of our sights and sounds. I hope you enjoy keeping up with us too! Good night....



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