Olympic National Park, WA

“We’d need a month to see everything here,” Ric declares as we pour over a map of the area. We’re in the foothills of Mount Olympus, and the scenery here calls out to my spirit, begging for exploration.  It has been rainy though, and the temperature is not far above freezing. We decide to drive […]

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Driving to Port Angeles

We’re sitting in a trendy restaurant overlooking the water.  The atmosphere is funky casual, and Ric and the waiter are bantering back and forth, each one trying to outdo the other with corny quips.  Painted snow and surfboards decorate the walls, and I think my son would love this place. “They are all done by […]

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The Path to Wellness

“You seem to be doing better; are you going back to work?” Returning to work after time off due to flu, is expected.  There might be a day or so of feeling weak, but it’s soon forgotten as the body springs back into action. Recovery from a debilitating illness, however, takes time.  There are, according […]

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Portland, Oregon

He wants to visit Nob Hill, I am drawn to the Pearl District.  Trouble is, my energy is limited, so we decided to drive through Nob Hill and limit our visit to Lowell’s bookstore and a seafood restaurant. “Would you rather I just take you to a dentist?” Ric asks. “No.  You can’t drop in […]

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Portland, On Hold

From Eugene, we are moving on to Portland, and as it’s only a two-hour drive, Ric leaves me to sleep in as long as I need.  When I stir, around 11:00, he tells me that we are headed back to a repair shop at 2:00. The engine warning is still showing up: ” Water in […]

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The Oregon Coast

“Let’s go for a seafood lunch on the ocean.” So, I bundle up – the temperature is cooler here than we’ve used to – and we head along highway 126, out of Eugene.  The two-lane road winds through trees, passes through a tunnel and leads us out to the amazing Oregon coast. We stop in […]

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Cee’s Alone Photo Challenge

Happy to see this fellow is alone: Concerned that this little bird is all by himself: This bird is declaring:  King of the castle! This fellow has chosen an idyllic solitude: Thanks for the challenge Cee!

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