We left Bend after the huge storm that struck the west coast of Washington and Oregon. We headed north to The Dalles to visit Dean & Wendy. Dean and Robert were sent on a mission to the airplane hangar to get the Christmas ornaments stored there. Wondering why the boys were gone so long, the sound of a small plane buzzing the house alerted Wendy and me that they decided to take the plane for a ride. With help from Dean, Robert took the controls to practice takeoff and landing! Our next stop in our travels was with Buster & Judy in Grande Ronde. While there we were able to help them with some cleanup of one of the several trees that were downed from high water in the creek behind them during the recent storm. Their house, thankfully, came through the storm fine.