wow, have i been the absentee blogger or what?! well, first things first - oregon was the super duper head cleanse we needed. highlights from the summer:
*i went home for a brief week; to see some ladies & catch up with my 3 year old nephew & the fam. virginia delivered the requisite hot weather and amazing thrift goods.
*we had a 4th of july camp out that was lovely. our neighbors joined us in another bus we loaned them - we need to do this more actually. wanna come next time?
*the renegade craft fair was awesome.
OREGON (i love you) (but my heart lies with california):
*portland pickathon (with shash & liz) -- a wonderful community of musicians, sustainable culture & the just the right amount of people as festival goers/campers. the line up of music was really terrific and i hope to go again next year.
*deelish dinner in portland neighborhoods with locally grown produce & locally brewed beer. i wish i could love 9 months of gray & rain, alas, i cannot - but portland, you are just great & i will always come for visits.
*backroads - why travel any other way? i mean, can you beat fern & birch tree forest grove campsites? we stayed at maybe 3 or 4 designated campsites, other than that, off roads & U.S. forest land way way way up in nowhere ville. just our style. thank you oregon for giving us these byways and no-highways :)
*mt hood & the columbia gorge. hello gorgeous land, you do the soul good.
*some sasquatch love, some golden light & some dixie loo time.
*THE THRIFT STORES! if you are really nice to me, maybe i'll tell you the best 15 mile thrift run in all of oregon. there are gems on that road - true diamond thrifting to be sure!
*the best part though? spending time with my favorite person in the whole wide world, the mister :)
& as long as i'm divulging highlights - did i mention the part about the heroin addict living in our home (thus the disappearing acts & stressful emotional drama on our ends) & the tiger penis found at the bar down the street? oh yes, it's been a very full, long, draining summer. hooray for autumn and new school starts right?
i'm climbing back up on that bucking bronco life and going for the ride again :)
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