Saturday, July 24, 2010

A great Summer!

We are in full swing and so is the summer weather. Guests are appreciating the blue sunny skies and green lawns and orchard that we have been watering religiously. The annual BBQ (last Saturday of June) brought us many guests and visitors and we had the pleasure to have Alphonse, wine maker and owner of Rolling Bay Winery, ( doing the honors of serving a variety of award winning wines (his Manitou Red won several gold medals this year) to our guests.
For our musical needs Bert played light and sang acoustic songs along side with Jacob (Jaap) on flute. It turned out to be another successful combination. Guests raved about the wines and appreciated the musicians efforts to please everyone with original and known songs. Local Howard Pinnock at 104 years of age, enjoyed a fishing trip with William and the festivities and delicous food prepared by Hubertina and Ellie. Cedric dressed up in his outfit of his ballet recital and Isabelle looked gorgeous in her Flamenco dress Jacob brought over from Spain where he lives.
Next day family and friends could enjoy rafting and a drift-boat float on the fabulous McKenzie river.
We also had the pleasure of having Berts niece Odette, who's living in Berlin, Germany, over. Her husband Ben had to be in Portland for a work shop and spend some time at the McKenzie River Inn. A great way of seeing each other again after such a long time. The introduction to the magnificent Koosah and Sahalie waterfalls as much as the lava fields and the town of Sister was one of the highlights of their stay with us.
Together with seeing many returning guests again we already experience another excellent season.