Pow Wow

We left the cool air in Washington on Friday and arrived in Oregon.  It has been in the upper 80’s in the afternoons.  That may not be that hot, but it’s hot compared to where we have been most of the last month, in the low 60’s.  I think Dart is ready to head back to Jason’s apartment and leave us.

We went into the town of Pendleton on Friday evening to go to the farmer’s market.  We saw a parking lot but the sign said exit only so I rounded the corner to find the entrance.  There was no entrance on that side.  Regis told me to take a U-turn and go back since there was no traffic.  I followed directions and when I turned around I was facing two lanes of oncoming traffic.  I was on a one-way street facing the wrong way.  The lessons to be learned:  1) do not blindly do what your husband tells you to do and 2) traffic will show up when it is most inconvenient.  We survived, found the entrance to the parking lot, and bought some delicious peaches and cucumbers at the market.  We also saw a wine and coffee bar that was packed.  Since we had Dart and all the outdoor tables were full, we didn’t get to check it out.

The Umatilla Indian Reservation is hosting a Pow Wow this week-end, so we went to check it out.  We saw much of the dance competition on Saturday and heard the drumming contest.  The outfits were beautiful and very colorful.  It was very impressive.

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Tiny dancer at the Pow Wow at the Umatilla Indian Reservation
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Tiny dancer at the Pow Wow at the Umatilla Indian Reservation
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Golden age dancers (55+) at the Pow Wow at the Umatilla Indian Reservation
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Back of outfit worn by dancer at the Pow Wow at the Umatilla Indian Reservation
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Dancers at the Pow Wow at the Umatilla Indian Reservation checking cell phone between songs
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Tiny dancer at the Pow Wow at the Umatilla Indian Reservation
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Dancers at the Pow Wow at the Umatilla Indian Reservation
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Dancers at the Pow Wow at the Umatilla Indian Reservation

 

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