Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lorri & Sherry's Visit

On the 5th of August, we went to Portland Airport to pick up Sherry and Lorri.  It is close to 100 miles, but it seems so much farther than that.  There aren't too many freeways in this area only when you get to I-5.  The roads going inland are windy, up and down and no passing except in designated passing lanes. On our way we got behind a long line of backed up traffic.  When we got to the passing lane, this one car stayed in the left lane so everyone had to pass on the wrong side.  It looked like a young girl driving and it made me wonder if she was a new driver.  She had been going 40 MPH in a 55 MPH speed zone.  So frustrating to all the drivers behind her.

We were early at the airport, so we waited in the baggage area for Sherry and Lorri.  They ended up landing early and we were surprised to see them walking up to us.  They stayed with us five days and we were on the dead go.  Below are some of the fun things we did with them.  Sherry and Lorri went on some real long beach walks while they were here.  Lorri got up every morning and took a walk on the beach alone.

We went to a beach and did some Agate hunting.  Frank made his own Agate digger.  He found a strainer and bought a dowel and attached it to the strainer.  It is better than the cheesy one we saw in a rock store and his was a whole lot cheaper.  In the above picture Frank and Sherry are Agate hunting.  Frank walked clear down around the point, and the tide was coming up.  I got worried when I couldn't see him, but he was in a cove area.  He rolled up his pants and still got wet.

Lorri playing with some sea weed
Frank digging for Agates
Sherry and Lorri at the Whale Look out in Depot Bay
Sherry & Lorri Depot Bay
Getting ready for a beach ride Pacific City
Lorri mounting from the required steps 
Sherry all ready to go on the wild one he tried to buck her off twice
We were told where to go to take pictures of them on the beach
Lorri riding Bella right next to the ocean
Sherry enjoying the ride until her horse got wild.  Sherry told the workers that she was an experienced rider,  so they gave her the wild one.  We should have known as he broke through his corral when they were getting the riders ready.  No way was he going to be left behind
Pacific City Beach
Pacific City the view we had while waiting to take pictures It was beautiful there
Sherry had a real wild ride as her horse was trying to buck her off.  She finally had to get off from him and the daughter of the owner of the Beach Horseback Rides told her if she wasn't going to get back on him, she would have to take him and she did and  left Sherry there to walk back over a sandy dune.  Sherry and Lorri were both upset at how this girl acted and treated people on the ride.  In fact Lorri said something to a one of the workers and she said it was the snotty girl's last day.  She was arguing with one of the other workers, riding side saddle, and just not being friendly.  Sherry felt she should have traded horses with her when she saw how Sherry's horse was acting.  Then on top of it all Sherry had specified that she wanted a two hour ride when she called and made reservations.  It ended up being a one hour ride.  Lorri said that one way or another she was going to find a way to complain to the owners, especially about their daughter who made everyone miserable on the ride.  Not good for business. I felt bad for Sherry as she had been so excited about riding on the beach. Her ride was mainly trying to keep an out of control horse in control.  No riding by Lorri and enjoying the beach ride together.

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