April 19th – May 24th, 2018
After our stay at Wild Billy Lake, we pulled off the road to take care of some mid-year business and spent time at “home(s)”. First, we pulled Lucky into Bandon for a stay at Mike and Ann’s place with a killer view of the ocean, a private shower and laundry (always a treat!). We were in Bandon a week, just enough time make keep our doctor and dentist appointments and finish up some other business so we could fit in some fishin’ and friends!
JP got to spend time in familiar territory with his fishing pals. It only took one day on the Coquille River and one day on the Umpqua to fill their freezers with the all the crab bait (shad) they’ll likely need this season. JP ventured out on a halibut trip, but no halibut on the boat. No complaints though – they caught ling cod and black bass and were happy fisher guys.
JP and I got together with some of our Bandon friends for lunches and dinners out. I think we gain about 10 pounds whenever we come back to town. Getting together with friends is a high calorie endeavor, but always fun! I was glad I got to see a few girlfriends when we were in town and I know we will be back for a longer stay starting in late summer so I can track down the gals that got away.
We headed to our other “home” in Lebanon for the next week. We left Lucky behind and stayed at Gwen’s. Turned out to be a good timing since she broke her thumb and needed surgery. We were happy that we picked just the right time to be staying with her. We had more annual doctor appointments scheduled that week and were glad to get those out of the way. JP stayed and helped out with some chores at Gwen’s house while she was recovering from her thumb surgery. I spent the last few days in Sweet Home cozied up at Jean’s for a little catch up time before we headed back to Bandon to get Lucky ready for our next Oregon stop.