Not long ago we set out for Waterloo County Park in Lebanon, Oregon, USA. It wasn’t our idea; a group of fiberglass trailer enthusiasts chose the park for its 2016 Spring NOG, a Northern Oregon–or, depending on whom you ask, Not Organized–Gathering.
The group gathers twice annually; the next meet, scheduled for the first weekend in October, will be at Nehalem Bay State Park, also in Oregon. Probably Northern Oregon, but I think that is Just a Guideline and the group can stretch its boundaries as much as it wants.
This is the second NOG we have attended; you will (or won’t) recall our visit last October to Fort Stevens State Park in… northern Oregon.
Why did we attend? Well. The people are nice. The park looked good in the photographs (and in real life). And we had a chance to rendezvous with friends we’d made at previous gatherings here and there.
Side note: there is also a Washington Area Gathering held annually at Taidnapam Power Park near Morton, Washington. We are supposed to go to that tomorrow, but we’re not, because (a) it’s going to be 97 degrees Fahrenheit and that is outside our comfort zone and (b) a good friend needs Sooz’s company and (c) we just got back from British Columbia and (d) did I mention 97 degrees? Unacceptable. Last year’s Taidnapam rally was more temperate.
There are those who revel in hot weather. I do not want to get in their way. We will stay home and dig sprinkler trenches or do something else that’s equally fun.
So, Waterloo County Park.
The park has a disc golf course, too. I tried it, with my new set of three golf discs given me last December. The course was hilly, and my disc golf form is marginal — no, not even marginal. So I got to throw the discs many, many times, and walk up and down hills and crawl under ferns, etc., to retrieve errant discs. 1.5 hours, only 9 holes, and many sore muscles. Fun, though.
And I cooked Toto Legs. They taste like chicken, and people at the pot luck ate ’em.
One morning the boys and I went for a walk while Sooz went shopping with one of the kayak people. And saw this.
All right I’d better get back to work. Before I form any opinions.
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