I turned 49 a few days ago. No, I’m not really 50 something and just using 49 as my sticky-post age. I’m 49. I’m not fazed. Not being fazed is a good thing. I have never been a person who was affected by my age. I turned 16, 21, 25, 30, 40, etc. with noContinue reading “49 For 49”
Our 2014 trip to Oregon, we’ve now done it for three summers running, was a big one. Gone nearly two full months, we left in the Jeep and returned with the Jeep and an R-pod trailer. There were many highlights from our two months away, these are just some of them. Adventures listed, of course,Continue reading “A Trip to Oregon… and Back Again”
Bridge 99, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. There’s no better place to camp. I know that feeling in me is spurred on by all the great memories I have of the place, but seriously… gorgeous river, fantastic trees, the smell of the air is breathtaking, and the beauty unparalleled. Ah, it will be good to goContinue reading “Bridge 99”
Water, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. The Metolius is gorgeous as a river. Springs up, literally, out of a hillside, and grows ever larger as it moves along being fed by other smaller rivers, creeks, etc. It is clear, clean, and beautiful.
Pups, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. The pups love camping. Weston is on his lead here, but he got to be off of it. They both did. They were worn out by the time we got home. Two hikes in one day just about did the little souls in. They made it though, and actually wantedContinue reading “Pups”
The Four of Us, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Here we all are. Sandy, Vicki, Karen (via the glasses), and me. You can’t see us very well really, but you can. Sandy would be the one hamming it up. You can barely make us all out, except Karen of course, who’s glasses and head came outContinue reading “The Four of Us”
Dinner, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. No need to elaborate on this much. So tasty. Nothing like eating food cooked over a fire.
Potato Oven, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Mostly we ate at Vicki and Sandy’s cabin. Sort of cheesy as camping goes, but easy. One night, however, we decided we needed to cook at our campsite. The menu… baked potatoes, in the fire, steak cooked on the fire, and corn on the cob, also cooked on theContinue reading “Potato Oven”
Getting a Drink, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. We went into Sisters one day for a couple of hours while we were over camping. It was a bit warm. Weston, who never drinks out of “other” bowls, drank. It was a first. This particular shot was taken outside a great gallery in Sisters. We love thisContinue reading “Getting a Drink”
Ponderosa, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. It’s amazing in the Camp Sherman area of the Metolius. I love it there. My family went there nearly every year for awhile when I was young. I learned to fly fish on this river and loved every moment we spent there. Being there as an adult brings back allContinue reading “Ponderosa”
Riverside Site, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. I’ve been remiss. No blogging out of me for quite some time. I could go on and on with excuses, but I won’t. I will just dive right back in and do a monster blog summing up the last couple of weeks in our lives. We went camping atContinue reading “Riverside Site”
Reflections on Water, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Once again we had a lovely time camping with the family at Davis Lake. You just can’t do any better than good people, nature, and quiet stillness.
In Flight, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. I took so many shots of the bald eagle. There were some as it was taking off, but sadly none turned out clear. This was the only one of it in flight that sort of worked. I like it.
Coming in For a Landing, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. This heron found a great perch. Fun to see it fly in and land.
Looking for Dinner, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. This bird kept looking down at the water. So fun to just watch it. We were worried it would consider the dogs as prey. After all, they are small enough to be an option for it. They must have been too camp nasty to look tasty.
Bald Eagle, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. So the amazing thing was Karen, I, and the dogs went for a little walk along the creek, walked around a bend, and there, in the middle of a marshy area was this bald eagle. Really amazing. I can’t do it justice, still cursing under my breath that IContinue reading “Bald Eagle”
Camp, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Our home away from home for a few days. Peaceful. Tranquil. Relaxing. I don’t have to say any more than that.
On The Move, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Love this time of year… so many baby ducks running around. Or should I say… swimming around. So cute.
Renewing, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. The Davis Lake West campground is an amazing place. Several years ago there was a pretty devastating fire in the area. All the area right around the campground was burned to a crisp. When you drive down into the campground it’s like going through a forest ghost town. Dead treesContinue reading “Renewing”
Hunting Chipmunks, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. The mighty chipmunk hunters in action. Sticking their heads in the very hole those pesky chipmunks were sticking their heads out of a second ago.
On The Lookout, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. These little dudes were both torment and entertainment for the pups during the camping trip. Two encampments, two to three feet from each other. One chipmunk would pop it’s head out, scouting, he’d waive his little claw or paw or whatever you call it and then yell… run!Continue reading “On The Lookout”
Little Miss, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Riley had never been camping before. I think she liked it. Chipmunks to chase, sleeping in a sleeping bag, running around off leash, barking at anyone who walked in her vicinity. She had a blast.
It’s Here Somewhere… I Know It!, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Weston loves to chase chipmunks when we go camping. He always corners them under someone’s car. It’s cute. His tale, all curled forward like that, and him down on his front paws is called play stance. He was in it a lot at Davis.
Strung Out, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.
Fly Fishing Only, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.