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…

Who Did Not See This Coming?

On June 30th the Oregon Governor lifted most COVID restrictions. Since then Oregon has seen a steady (if not better described as exponential) growth of COVID cases. Needless to say anyone with half a brain could have seen this coming. Fourth of July parties commenced, people gathered maskless and too many of them remain unvaccinated….

COVID-10 Wk 45: Getting Old

Not only is the whole COVID thing getting old but so am I. Mia and I were talking this week about the last time we ate out. It was just as all this crap was kicking off and we were in Cannon Beach for a few days while the last of the repairs were getting…

Opal Creek – Jawbone Flats

No work on Friday because of the Veterans Day holiday (It’s actually Saturday) and it’s also birthday time frame for Paul and myself.  For the most part neither of us have ever had to go to school or work on our birthday and for as long as I can remember now we’ve marked the day…

Top 10 Pros & Cons

Mia and I have now been living in Oregon for just over a year.  I hit my one year anniversary at work on Thursday and am absolutely amazed at how quickly the past 12 months have just whizzed by. So let me present you with my top 10 pros and cons of Oregon vs. New…

One Year

It was 12 months ago today that Mia and I packed a hodge podge of bikes, clothes, snacks and other junk….and 2 cats into 2 cars and headed west.  Most of our belongs were well on their way in a U-haul box to Oregon. After spending a whopping 4 days in Oregon previous to this,…