The evening was filled with a gourmet potluck, a hilarious (pee your pants laughing!) skit that included South America trivia, and, of course, the best people in the world. I love them all! ~Jalene
Mindy, Joanne and Caroline having FUN at the big party! Love you! ~Jalene
In Sitka style, they designed very clever Sitka decals for my bike. They're proudly installed on both of my panniers. ~Jalene
Last Breakfast at the Otis Cafe!
Almost all of us had a scrumptious, butter laden, super-sweet cinnamon roll french toast. It was the perfect send-off on my last day of work. ~Jalene
Jalene & Paul Katen
Our Sitka neighbor, Paul, and I have shared too many "Good morning," waves to count.
Jalene & Mindy
Mindy is the engineer of all the awesome events at Sitka. She's a traveler at heart. Taylor and Mindy give the book "Vagabond" to anyone interested in traveling. Love the book and them. ~Jalene
Jalene & Jane Boyden
Jane & Frank founded Sitka and their passion for what they believe in is contagious. Love you guys! ~Jalene
Jalene & Frank
Sitka wouldn't be Sitka without Franks gigantic heart and character. I'm truly blessed to have Frank & Jane in my life. ~Jalene
We said so long to my family at my mom's 70th birthday party on May 1st in Boise. I have the best family ever and I'm so happy they're all adventurers. You all have all my love. ~Jalene
My mom, Kathy Case, is wearing a crown because it's her surprise 70th birthday party. My awesome brothers Chad & Doug are the guys in the shot. LOVE them all to the moon!
We said so long to Keith's family on the way up to Canada in mid August. Keith also has an awesome family! Love you guys! ~Jalene
Goofing off with Leah
Keith and our niece Leah were goofing off with a floaty thingy.
I wish this was Keith in the photo with them! Lucy and Forey are stellar people. We're fortunate that they think this trip is a great idea! I suggested they pose in front of our bikes and use it for their Christmas card. ~Jalene
Keith, Polly, Tommy
Keith and Polly have worked for ODFW together for a couple of decades. Polly gave a heart-warming talk at Keith's going away party to share some of the many highlights of Keith's career with ODFW. ~Jalene
Keith & Cristen
These two have worked together for a while especially in the Marine Reserve program. Cristen and Charlie love to surf in South America so hopefully we'll see them down there. ~Jalene
This was a very clever cake with a perfect shot of a motorcycle on it. Keith thought I got a close-up of it. Phooey, I only got this shot.
The toughest person for me to say so long to was my son, Josh Rommel. For a Josh & mom filled weekend, Keith, Josh and I had a wild day at the Oregon Country Fair that included me taking Josh back & forth to Portland as a passenger on my bike. He was my first ever passenger and I was a nervous mom! I love you FOREVER Josh!