Rhodes Trip 2021

In years passed Mia and I have rented a house someplace for a week for our vacations (lately it has been the Methow Valley/North Cascades) but this year was a bit different. We also like to take vacation, if possible, after Labor Day (or late May before school is out). Traveling after summer break for…

Rhodes Trip: Suttle Lake

Mia and I have been to/thru Sisters, Oregon many times. We’ve been over Santiam Pass a lot too. However we had only been to Suttle Lake once, briefly, this past spring when coming back from a weekend away. It was hot and we wanted to give Codi a quick swim before the long ride home….

Kinda Back to Normal (sorta)

I haven’t posted anything since Oregon “reopened”. Honestly I’ve been a bit busy actually resuming something resembling a pre-covid life. I’m not going bonkers but I am sure as heck enjoying a little bit of me time and getting out and about. Also finally got around to putting the additional wool insulation from Havelock into…

COVID-19: The End(?)

Today the Governor announced that Oregon would be lifting it’s COVID-19 restrictions “no later than June 30th”. News reports as of this morning have us at 1.1% short of her original 70% goal. So as the saying goes…..Good enough for government work…… Obviously COVID-19 doesn’t just disappear because some government restrictions are lifted. The idea…

COVID-19 Wk 61: Back to Normal(ish)?

Took a bit of a “posting vacation” the past few weeks. Sometimes it’s just nice to do stuff and not feel obligated to write about it (mostly pressure I put on myself). And sometimes I spend way too much freaking time in front of a computer at work and don’t want to touch one on…

COVID-19 Wk 57: Skull Hollow Camping

Mia and I (and Codi) finally got out for a little excursion/fun/adventure in our van Clifford from Wayfarer Vans. I’ve spent a few solo nights in it since November, but, this was Mia’s first trip. We had a plan about 10 days ago to get out of Forest Grove and head someplace dry. I was…