Sue and Mo from The MoHo and Other Traveling Tales stopped in Eugene on their way south last night. They boon docked at Valley River Center, a great place for overnighting. Laurie (of Laurie and Odel) wrote a review about boon docking here and you can read it on her review site, We Called it Home.
We made plans to go to breakfast together this morning so I rolled out a little earlier than usual. Was I ever surprised when I looked outside and saw that it was SNOWING!! REALLY!! At the end of February in Eugene, OR??? Yup…and here’s the picture off my back deck to prove it!
Now just in case that doesn’t look like snow to you, I had Rusty go outside and bring in a sample.
Let me tell you, that is some serious snow, oh yeah!!! We figured if we were real careful we might just manage to make it to breakfast anyway so we chained up the van…oh, well okay, we didn’t quite need the chains! We went out to Valley River and led Sue and Mo to our 2nd favorite breakfast place in Eugene. Why not our #1 favorite?? Because that one is on the other end of town and Ye Old Pancake House is located right on the road they needed to take to get to the coast. ( Note to my Eugene readers - I ran into an old friend at the restaurant from my Daisy Duck days. Cookie stopped by and said hello.)
At Valley River we saw this white egret just standing in the field. I didn’t realize I had his human twin in the photo until I got home. See the resemblance – the coloring is a perfect match!!
So off to the restaurant where we had a jolly good time – and some good food too. We talked about ya’ll and laughed a lot. Not really – but we did laugh a lot!! While we were eating, the snow started coming down again and it snowed pretty hard for, oh, about 10 minutes at least. We also saw a pick-up truck pull in and it had a good layer of snow. Must have been a resident of our “South Hills” (that’s up where the other half lives and they do get more snow than us flatlanders).
Mo and I both had saved part of our breakfast for our fur kids and Mo was feeding Abby her portion, not knowing that Russ had a nefarious plan in place. He gathered a big snowball from the aforementioned pickup truck and was threatening an unsuspecting Mo.
Don’t worry – he behaved and tossed the snowball the other way.
One last picture of the whole gang as they loaded up and headed for the coast and then home to Rocky Point. Look for Jeremy the cat in the MoHo doorway.
Thanks for breakfast you guys and for a REALLY fun time. Hope to see you again soon.