For some reason, that song keeps playing in my head when I think about flying home on Friday. The morning started off ok. Get up, have coffee, take a shower, pack for the trip home, check out, drive to the beach for one last look at the gulf coast, and start the drive to theContinue reading “Stormy Weather”
I wrote the following last Thursday… Yesterday I came out of hiding and entered the world of the living. We checked out of the Hyatt, where I had been sort of sequestered away, and moved to the Holiday Inn at St. Pete’s Beach. This hotel is great. It’s not nearly as fancy as the Hyatt,Continue reading “Shell Shock”
Marlin Perkins would be proud. I know, I know… some of you, mostly the younger set, are sitting there thinking to yourselves… who the hell is Marlin Perkins? I’ll just say this… he was the famous animal guy of my generation. Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom… with Marlin Perkins. He went all over the worldContinue reading “Wild Kingdom”
Greetings from Gainesville. This is our third day in the land of sun and relaxation. We spent yesterday getting up late, to us it was early (we were still on Oregon time), and then rushing, not too badly, to get out of our room before the hotel Nazis drove us out. We stayed at theContinue reading “Perkins, The Retreat, and Butterflies”
I took this picture thinking, how funny… truck with hair. Just another case of a person anthropomorphizing an object. But, what can I say… it was sort of funny to me. Plus, it looked cool, what with the sun setting behind it and all.
Rain, rain, go away. At least, that’s what most people here in the Northwest are saying right now. And… I get that. It’s been raining a lot lately. In the last month, we’ve had a veritable deluge. The rivers are all rising and the hillsides are all sliding down to meet them. We’re soggy, andContinue reading “Bring On The Rain”
It’s November, and it was beautiful today. Amazing how it’s still possible to see flowers as gorgeous as this. I love Oregon in the fall.
Sunset on the Columbia