I just realized I never published this post. I’m going to, even after the fact. More a record for us than a post for the masses, but fun stuff either way. Facts From Trip 2016 Movies watched in trailer: Suspect, Clear and Present Danger, Reservoir Dogs, Paycheck, Fifth Element, Red Planet Woodchucks in Miller RiverviewContinue reading “Oregon 2016”
We’ve taken our usual sojourn some 2300 miles from Illinois to Oregon this summer. We do this every year, as you probably know if you’ve been following the blog for some time. This year our schedule has let us be more relaxed, more able to just enjoy hanging out at the farm and spending timeContinue reading “Oregon My Oregon”
Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. –Jack Kerouac
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”
We’ve had a bit of a disappearing act. I was going along nicely, posting something every day as we travelled across the country and them BAM! no posts. Don’t you hate it when someone uses punctuation in the middle of a sentence. Anyway…. We arrived in Oregon a few days ago, picked up our newContinue reading “Off the Grid and Back Again”
And they’re off….. Woo Hoo! Seems as though we’ve planned for this a long time. The minute we decided to buy the trailer and put the down-payment on it we started planning. That was a few months ago. And now, here we are. Time always always goes so much faster than you think it will.Continue reading “The Way to Oregon – 2014 Edition”
Alarm. Uhg. We don’t like the alarm, but really, who does. It actually doesn’t even matter when it’s set for. It could be 5:30 AM or 10:00 in the morning. It’s the idea of having to get up. Being told to so to speak. If we don’t set the alarm, but wake up at 6:30Continue reading “This Is How a Day Goes”
I’d never owned a house. I was, until I met Karen, a gypsy of sorts. I moved and moved all up and down the valley, over to the beach, down to Southern Oregon, and back to the valley. When a person moves so much they tend to pare down. Meaning I also didn’t have muchContinue reading “Our House Was A Home”
I love this song and it always seems sort of fitting to play it during the holidays. This is a fantastic 2009 live version with Portland singers Storm Large, Holcombe Waller, and Oregon born Wade Mccollum at one of my favorite Portland venues, the Aladdin Theater. Happy Holidays.
Wow. And wow again. I think I may have started more than one blog entry with that word and here I am using it once again. Oh well, I’m getting older and that means repeating myself repeatedly. I’m OK with that. I digress… Wow. It’s been a whirlwind of activity and adventure since we leftContinue reading “Keyser Soze Has Nothing On Us”
We have been here, the Northwest I mean, for 12 days. I really didn’t realize how much I love it. When a person grows up in a place and spends their whole life in that place, I think they don’t really realize how much they love it. If they do love it that is. I’veContinue reading “Oregon My Oregon”
This just made me cry… Though I am really enjoying and loving my life here in Illinois, Oregon will always be my home.
Drop, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.
Wow… I’m tired. We arrived back home at 11:00 PM last night after spending much of the last five days back in Oregon. What a time we had… I’m sitting here looking back on it all and I’m overwhelmed with a feeling of love, laughter, and community. We have a big life there. So manyContinue reading “Whirlwind”
Dandelion, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.
What follows are some shots, mostly taken by Karen, during our road trip east. It was a tiring four days, but we got er done… as they say. We were so lucky to have Mom and Sandy along to help out. They were amazing and true champs! People say this all the time, but inContinue reading “Better Late Than Not At All”
Driving, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.
Power, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.
Cones, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.
Shell, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.
Beach Dogs, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.
I’m sitting here at the computer not doing what I’m supposed to be doing, but then… exactly what am I supposed to be doing? Packing. Yes, I should be packing. Books into tubs to take, kitchen glasses, plates, etc. Those are my tasks. I need to get to them. Yet, I blog, I surf, IContinue reading “Boxes to Fill and It’s Raining Outside”