I made a new discovery near Pedee.
My granddaughters, Victoria and Christina, and I wanted to find some pumpkins to buy and a corn maze to go through, so we stopped at Airlie Hills Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch on Airlie Road, one mile this side of 99W, in the hopes of at least finding pumpkins.
What a surprise to find two beautiful pumpkin patches plus all kinds of family activities, including a corn maze, hay maze, dark maze, hay pyramid with a long slide to the bottom, hay fort, a barn full of activities for younger kids, farm animals and more.
They are open through Oct. 31 and it's easily worth the drive over and $4 entrance fee. Check out their website, airliehills.com. Everyone from 2 and up, including adults, will love it.
Fred and Cindy Clark went to the airport on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to pick up Cindy's mother, Norma Bourn, of Woodland, Calif. Norma will be visiting for several weeks and is anticipating day trips to several local attractions, including Silver Falls and the coast. On Sunday they went to a neighborhood cider making party and took home several quarts of cider to enjoy.
Paul and Diane Telfer and their three children, David, Amber and Helena Christiansen and their families all met at West Yellowstone last week for a week of outdoor fun and family activities in Yellowstone Park. They saw plenty of geysers and wildlife, including elk, bison and even a grizzly bear, as they toured the park. Of course, they especially enjoyed seeing their new granddaughter, Te , 4-month-old daughter of David and wife Kelly. Paul and Diane drove, which gave Diane an opportunity to check out some Oregon quilt shops on the way home.
Pedee Evangelical Church again served a meal at Stitches in Salem on Monday night, Oct. 24, and will do so again on Monday, Oct. 31. Stitches is a homeless shelter. Call the church if you would like to help with this vital project.
Don't forget the community chili feed at Chuck and Gail Goetzinger's barn on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. Call them at 541-929-2168 for directions.
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