I felt a mixture of sadness, trepidation, joy and excitement as Kate and I parted ways soon after the fireworks ceased (it seemed like they went on all night long!). She and her faithful dog Winnie headed back to Colorado as I continue to travel east to Montana. Kate was an excellent travel guide – I’ll miss her inquisitive nature, gentle smile and concise planning techniques. She was instrumental in making my new-to-this-life transition comfortable and fun! Thanks Kate, Bon Voyage!
The temperatures on the coast were in the mid-60’s for most of June, so coming out of the protective veil of ocean mists and traveling east along I-84 through Portland –where nary a fanciful food truck could get me to stop -was like running headfirst into a blast furnace. Read More
Along the journey of life, the universe drops cosmic bread crumbs for us to follow. Some call it serendipity, good luck, kismet or maybe even a mistake. I call them clues. Several years ago on a quick trip to the Northwest I cruised into one of Oregon’s State Parks. The ocean views were spectacular, as you would expect, but I was also intrigued that you could rent a yurt, bring a tent, RV or hike/bike along the Oregon Coast Trail . I wasn’t prepared to camp at the time, but vowed to return. One clue led to another and here I am!
Last Wednesday, Katrina’s check engine light came on just as I was getting ready to put all my worldly possessions into it and head to the Northwest. My roommate and Oregon traveling buddy, Kate, and I were scheduled to depart on Friday, so I didn’t know whether to cry or curse, but I knew I needed some help quick! I called the office at Jim’s Automotive in Glenwood and was relieved to hear they had a cancellation and could get me in by 2:00 the same day! Woo Hoo! Read More