Reporter Lorianne M. Dueck
Hey, that's not right, in this post our van isn't always our home! Anyway, let's not let this post turn out like the Hoodoo one.
Before we had left Oregon, I made a party for my family. We had sandwiches, not that party-like but I set it up restaurant style. Yes, I like to make meals. That party turned out to be our goodbye Oregon party. I'll miss those Oregon state park signs, sniff. At our party we played Monopoly. We had bought it earlier that day at a Christian Thrift Store in almost mint condition to. I must confess to the public that I have always wanted a monopoly game. So that night we did #5 on the list of the top ten things to do in a yurt in Oregon. Oh, we have also done #10 - Do absolutely nothing!
Well, all Oregon coast must come to an end, and this one did too. Though sooner than the others. but we must keep moving forward. And in front of us was the long and thin golden state.
You'll never guess who was there to meet us. It was my storybook friend Paul Bunyan and his pet bull Babe. If you know the story they say he logged the whole of North Dakota. He probably went too far a couple times and got lower Manitoba and Saskatchewan too!!! It's a wonder that the Red woods are still there! Those people on the fence are us. My dad's only as big as his boot!
In California we stayed at Mr. Steve and Mrs. Jan's house. They treated us like their kids! Mrs. Jan cooked up a storm and let us play games and with bubbles while Mr. Steve rowed boats and did archery with the boys. He also let us steer his tractor and play with little toy cars!!! While we were there I started some Christmas presents. (I know it's early, but the supplies was there and I was SO exited) Mrs. Jan gave me wrapping paper and showed me and my mom a cool store where we could look for the materials that I needed to make my gifts.