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2002 Yurt Camping
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2002 State Fair
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June Ice Cream
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The kows have come home
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Easter (2002)
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Brookes and Brynnen
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Brynnen's 5th Birthday
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Halloween 2001
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Wahclella Hike
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At the beach, September (2001)
(04/30/2015)

State Fair 2002


Once again, we returned to the Oregon State Fair for requisite hours of frivolity and joy. This year, I did something completely new and submitted a poem to be judged, and to my surprise I placed second! That experience is definately repeatable. Next year, I want to enter both the poetry and the photography exhibits. I doubt I'll do well in the photography (much more competition) but it's a goal of mine to, in general, do things I've 'always wanted to do.'

Another thing I want to do is the Cycle Oregon but that will probably be a few years away.

This year, we went on a beautiful sunny day, and met our friends Rachel, Bob, Alli and Erich at the Fair. It's always fun spending time with them. Sometimes I think Alli and Erich and us are well-suited for travelling together. We seem to enjoy most of the same things. -- Brookes and Erich went on this 'SlingShot ride' you've probably seen around... it shoots the couple very high into the air. Alli and I, looking up, wondered why those two always got to go. Next time, Alli and I are going to take a turn. It looked really fun!!



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This little guy was zooming around the track until the worst happened ...
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Ka-POW he smoked his little car into the wall... and is that a body cast ? :(
This little Wallaby(?) seemed kind of lonely, even though he was at the petting zoo with about 50 kids. Wonder what he was thinking of.
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Apparently Brynnen (in the second car) loves roller coasters. That makes the Whole Family. We can't wait for Six Flags.
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She rides the pony like a master.
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This is the best face painting I've ever seen. It was well worth the time spent in line. Next year we're all getting it done.
Erich went on this thing while I jealously watched from the safe ground.
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Though she's suspiciously eyeing the platter of noodles, Brynnen ate her traditional corn dog with aplomb.
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