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…

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 36: Where Do We Go From Here

In COVID news: over 1,500 new COVID cases reported yesterday and 7 new deaths. Thanksgiving is just days away and I’m saying it now, within a week of Turkey Day, we will be over 2,500 cases. It seems inevitable at this point. I also read that ranch sales are booming across the west. The whole…

COVID-19 Wk 34: Clifford

I’d like to introduce everyone to Clifford the Big Red Van. Clifford comes to us via Wayfarer Vans. This has been a purchase almost four years in the making. Originally inspired by our friends The Manvilles and their Mercedes Sprinter conversion van. Mia and I spent lots of conversations on the pros/cons of a Class…