Category Archives: Oregon

On the road again…


Last year, we headed out on our epic road trip on January 1st – the western New Year’s Day.  This year, we headed out on the first day of the Chinese New Year. The year of the Dragon… So – … Continue reading

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Big rain, high mountain pass…


Oregon must be the rainiest state in the country. When we went to bed Wednesday night, I was hopeful that we’d wake to sunshine – or the promise of it if we woke before sunrise. But, no. It rained in … Continue reading

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On the road again…


It was bittersweet leaving Portland this morning. I will miss being with my “homegirl,” Diana, her sweet dog Puszca, and her wonderful partner, Jim. They made my almost two-week respite so wonderful, taking Max and me into their home with … Continue reading

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You can’t leave yet!


I thought I was going to leave today (Wednesday, March 9th), but yesterday afternoon turned absolutely glorious here in Portland, Oregon. Mild air, sunshine: spring was definitely “in the air.” In the morning, Diana was out and I took both … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday


What a wonderful thing to be at a friend’s house on my birthday; cards from family arrived in today’s mail. A sweet and touching handwritten note from my granddaughter, Maya, a card from her parents, and this amazing detailed drawing … Continue reading

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On the road, with rainbows and a guide to splattered bugs…


We got a late start leaving Portland for Olympia, WA yesterday morning. When we left, it was sunny and I was excited about the possibility of traveling north into more sun. Anna had sent me a message earlier saying it … Continue reading

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Another rainy day in Portland…


Diana and I went out last night to the Country Cat for dinner. Click here to check out their menu… I had a Ginger Lee (similar to those fabulous ginger martinis from the other night, but with more lemon), and … Continue reading

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