Sunday, June 7, 2009

There's Nothing Like a Good Storm!

Wow! What a storm we had this past week. We had very little damage and hope you all got through it ok as well.

I was having lunch on the lawn in the hills of West Salem with some friends when we suddenly noticed that the sky had become VERY BLACK and thought perhaps we should move things inside and head home. I'm not sure I've seen such huge raindrops in the 30 years I've lived in Oregon! I was caught driving in the thick of the storm and made it to my son's home in Dayton to wait it out before venturing home to the B&B.

After things calmed down a bit, I headed out for my typically 30 minute drive... You guessed it! Traffic was snarled on Hwy 18/99W and almost two hours later I arrived home. There were tree limbs littering the driveway, backyard and our field but no major damage. Just as I settled into my recliner, we lost power! I located a lantern, candle, a good book and put my feet up to relax and enjoy the solitude.

Everything is now back to normal and preparing for another wonderful summer at The DreamGiver's Inn. Linda