October 29, 2012 – Newborn, Children, Rain, Wind and Fog on The Oregon Beach

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On Tuesday of this week, we had the privilege of going to see Vicky and Mitch at Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin Oregon.  Vicki gave birth to Lauren Danielson at about 8pm on Monday October 22, 2012. Vicki had some blood pressure issue’s after the birth but the hospital staff was right there to assist, and did a great job of getting this under control. This brings up some interesting social issues that we have seen thrown about while on the the road. One of these issues, is the idea that a natural home birth is the right way to have your children. This gives the mother pride, privacy and the separation from the right wing medical system that is out to control your dollar bill.   Government conspiracy or not, I am sold on the idea of giving birth in the hospital. I know of three women in particular who would be dead, and we would not have their beautiful babies had they chosen to be natural home birthers. Neither of my girls, my wife, and two of my sisters would not be here enjoying their children if it were not for professional medical care. I am glad to live in a country with medical doctors, and hospitals with the equipment to reduce child birth fatalities. Our gratitude goes out to all those who work in the medical profession to preserve and protect human life.

Lauren is a beautiful baby 19″ tall and just under 7 pounds. Her mother is exhausted, but smiling with pride, and concern for her new child. Mitch, he is a great new dad, in need of a little sleep. Believe it or not ladies, somehow child birth is as hard on dad as it is on the mothers. Sometimes, my observations would lead me to conclude it might be harder on dad. :) At any rate, this one happy set of parent that we are very happy for.

Meanwhile back at the RV, we have a visitor, looks like the camera caught him by surprise, but that does not last long.
Meanwhile back at the RV, we have a visitor, looks like the camera caught him by surprise, but that does not last long.
The neighbor kids came over for a visit, they decided it would be fun to attack Holly and bury her under pillows and blankets. Two against one hardly seems fair.
The neighbor kids came over for a visit, they decided it would be fun to attack Holly and bury her under pillows and blankets. Two against one hardly seems fair.
Wonder if we should trade the RV off for an ark?
Wonder if we should trade the RV off for an ark?
Wonder if we should trade the RV off for an ark?
Wonder if we should trade the RV off for an ark?
The wind is now blowing, and we are wondering why we are in the north.
The wind is now blowing, and we are wondering why we are in the north.
The sewers are starting to backup, I think we had better contact our local Ark dealer.
The sewers are starting to backup, I think we had better contact our local Ark dealer.
The rain makes it easy to get work done though. (We will need an ark with internet.)
The rain makes it easy to get work done though. (We will need an ark with internet.)
We left Seaside Thousand trails in our wake, and headed north. We are in a little park just North of Astoria Oregon. Headed to the beach between storms. The beach is only supposed to be 300 yards beyond this point.
We left Seaside Thousand trails in our wake, and headed north. We are in a little park just North of Astoria Oregon. Headed to the beach between storms. The beach is only supposed to be 300 yards beyond this point.
It seems that we have walked 900 yards, but still see no ocean.
It seems that we have walked 900 yards, but still see no ocean.
We found a sidewalk, it appears to for miles in both directions! Neither of those directions are in the direction of the beach. You can’t even trust signs these days.
We found a sidewalk, it appears to for miles in both directions! Neither of those directions are in the direction of the beach. You can’t even trust signs these days.
Out in the middle of nowhere on this trail, we look to the south, and see a fog engulfed hill. (This global cooling sure is wet)
Out in the middle of nowhere on this trail, we look to the south, and see a fog engulfed hill. (This global cooling sure is wet)
At last, we found the sea. A very long trek down a sandy trail did indeed lead us to the beach. 300 yards, I think was optimistic, or they moved the beach, and did not update the sign.
At last, we found the sea. A very long trek down a sandy trail did indeed lead us to the beach. 300 yards, I think was optimistic, or they moved the beach, and did not update the sign.
What, after all this, we could have drove to the beach!  Don’t you just love those long hikes you take  to a remote location, only to find a parking lot at the other end. Of course, if I found my car in that parking lot, it might not bother me quite so much.
What, after all this, we could have drove to the beach! Don’t you just love those long hikes you take to a remote location, only to find a parking lot at the other end. Of course, if I found my car in that parking lot, it might not bother me quite so much.
Well, here you have it, a week on the beach at the end of October. Stay cool, and stay wet.
Well, here you have it, a week on the beach at the end of October. Stay cool, and stay wet.
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