up a lunch date with our friend Scott in Beaverton, OR.
Scott bought my 1300L/camper back in 2010 and we have stayed in
contact. From Beaverton, we headed west toward Sheridan
Peak and then to Northwest MogFest (NWMF).
The photos below are what we saw.
We met at
a nice restaurant and had a great meal. Before our
departure Kathleen took this photo.
traveled west toward Nestucca along Nestucca Creek and came to a
campsite called Dovre. We setup for the night and while
doing chores I spotted this fellow. Always a fan of the
bizarre, this is one odd animal. The Banana Slug is about
8" long and slimy. Usually in nature, brightly colored
things are toxic, but I am not sure if that is the case with the
Banana Slug. But it does not matter; I doubt that any
culinary treatment would make this tasty, toxic or not.
picked the most level site in the camp which was not that
level. The leveling blocks are visible on the right side
in Nestucca Canyon is very wet. Wet soil usually results
in some kind of fungus and this area is no different. This
mushroom looks like it was eaten by something, perhaps a Banana
Creek is heavily forested and the scene looked like something
out of "The Hobbit".
the tree trunks had moss or other parasites. The large
stump was being turned into mush by the fungus.
minutes later, the Banana Slug had made it to the top of this
waste water disposal chute.
close to the ocean, the air was quite chilly after dark.
Next morning, we broke camp and headed over Sheridan Peak to the
small town of Sheridan, OR and NWMF. Along the way we came
upon a log truck carrying payload to the sawmill.
base of Willamina Canyon we came to the mill. Timber is
cut to size and packaged for shipment.
mill was served by the local railroad. Rail cars were
loaded with finished product for delivery.
We did a
supply stop in Willamina and across the street from the market
was this artifact called the "Galloping Goose". A White
truck chassis was modified to have steel wheels and a steering
truck up front. The Goose carried passengers and freight
to and from the Willamina area.
into Sheridan and spotted this sign at the local expresso
stand. The same message was on the other side of the
sign. So, that makes me wonder about the antecedent
conditions that resulted in this messaging. And, it makes
me wonder how long they WERE accepting "sweaty bra sock jock
traveled from Sheridan the short distance to Waldersee Farm
where NWMF was being hosted. When we arrived, Expedition
Imports had several vehicles for sale on display.
up near the main farm house. Thor always attracts plenty
of attention and especially with a bunch of off-road
"Pop" and his wife-to-be Denice elected to be married at
NWMF. So, the hosts Jim and Emily made the necessary
groom's men line up for a photo.
friend Art and the host's sister.
nail polish was the order of the day for reasons unknown.
Wessels and Patrick Croskey escort Denice's mom to the
altar. Our host, Jim, (with braided beard) was seated on
the very far left of the photo above.
person officiating came from the Portland area to perform the ceremony.
Denice make a great-looking couple.
escape vehicle, Mike's ex-USPS mail jeep.
kids Matt and Alyssa. Denice is a very beautiful woman.
think that a nice white wedding dress mixes well with a dirty
jeep. I hope that she did not get her dress soiled.
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