Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Fourth of July

Winston, Oregon                 High 84 Low 57

We drove from Ilwaco, Washington to Winston, Oregon on Monday. We are staying at our Yuma friend’s, John and Kathy James, place in Winston. We are parked near his cherry orchard. John has told us to pick what cherries we want. He also has some peaches, a few of which are ripe and he invited us to pick some of them.

 They also have part of their place set up to rent out for weddings. They told us that most weekends are rented in the summer.

He has more kinds of cherries than I knew existed. John told me that he has 25 acres bordering the South Umpqua River. Yesterday we walked down to the river to see what it is like. We could see that the river must get a lot higher than it is now.

Where we are is very quiet. We very seldom hear any cars. It cools off enough at night that we have good sleeping.

Last evening Kathy invited us to dinner and we had some very good vegetables and chicken breast. I have noticed that for someone that is semi-retired, John seems to stay busy a lot of the time.

Yesterday we visited the local quilt stores. There are three in Roseburg and one in nearby Myrtle Creek. We made it to the first three without buying anything but made up for it at the last one. But when she had material on sale at $3.50 a yard, who can resist? And besides, can you ever have too much material?

So far we are enjoying our stay here in inland Oregon and the weather has been perfect.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Happy 4th. Cherries sure sound good.

  2. Looks like a womderful place to explore, enjoy your time there and a Happy 4th of July to you guys as well

  3. I'm so jealous!!!! Glad you are enjoying the quilt stores!!