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The 'Peaceful Spirit Outing' at Warm Springs PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:25

The 'Peaceful Spirit Outing' at Warm SpringsThe 'Peaceful Spirit Outing' at Warm Springs, Oregon was an amazing success. We arrived and were told by our host that the only thing we needed to do was relax and enjoy. The entire area was at our disposal as were Casey Green's family and friends, this was our time to heal.This being our first outing with Casey and the Warm Springs people, I had no idea what to expect. It truly was a day that honored our Veterans, warriors of so many battles. Now I know that the feelings I came home with are feelings of warmth, belonging, love and understanding.

We got there about 930 AM and were introduced to Casey's crew and generally got our feet under us. One of our vets got rigged up and went fishing until lunch as others arrived from Portland and Bend. Just before breaking for lunch, Casey and his mother had a welcoming talk about their land and some history about the name of the guide service Casey has started, Tiluiite Injun Guides, named for the site we were on. Lunch consisted of Indian Tacos - fried bread and all the taco fixins - really good. After lunch everyone was free to go fish, hang out tying flies, or telling lies .... which as veterans and veteran fishermen, we all do quite well.

 

We had a 600 PM ceremony which shared some of the customs of honoring the warriors and welcoming them back. We also got to witness the Warm Springs Drummers, they are most talented and a joy to listen to, although it is more of an experience than just listening. After our ceremony and some very wise words from the elders and our hosts we broke for dinner.Dinner consisted of baked salmon, garlic mashed potatoes, two salads, corn and fried bread. This dinner was absolutely out of the park good and the fried bread also was dessert with a little jam - mmmgood.After dinner people went fishing and created some more friendships.

 

The only thing I regret is that I did not stay the night listening to the river and it's sounds deep in the Deschutes Canyon.

 

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