Our final working day (Thursday, March 29th) at SAC was filled with the California Junior Duck Stamp Contest judging. The day before we did all of the set up and then Thursday we moved lots of artwork. There were ten official/qualified judges (not us) and 2,336 pieces of art. At the end of the day there were 100 winners (25 from each of four K-12 groups) and the judges had selected the Best of Show. It was a lot of work for everyone behind the scenes (volunteers, interns and Refuge staff), but we carried it off without a hitch.
What a fun and busy project to be a part of, and because of weather at the California/Oregon Siskiyou Pass, our departure was delayed by a week; that allowed us to help out through the judging process.
With that work now behind us, this morning we hitched up the Jeep and headed for Coburg, Oregon, which is just north of Eugene. We saw the beautiful snow covered Mount Shasta and pristine Lake Shasta, and we made it through the much-anticipated Siskiyou Pass without a hitch… no snow and no rain! At this moment we are only 166 miles from our target. Wish us well.
We leave you with those thoughts and these photos from Oregon (first set) and the JDS artwork contest (second set).
Best wishes from Oregon,
Dorothy and Ken