Category Archives: Friends

Dismal Nitch?

What, exactly, is a dismal nitch, you might well be asking. It could a place where the Lewis and Clark party spent six miserable days and nights near the mouth of the Columbia River. A place that William Clark referred … Continue reading

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Undaunted Courage

Thanks to Stephen Ambrose for the title of this post. “Undaunted Courage: Because we are ending our trip on the banks of the Columbia River very near the place where Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1805-1806 on their … Continue reading

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A Second Slice of Salem

After a hotel with author-themed rooms, we returned to home base where the main theme is dust control . . . and the dust is gaining ground. Splendid summer weather in Salem for our two days back. More Saturday marketing … Continue reading

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Coasting

Some people go to the beach, some people go to the shore, some people go to the seaside, we, in Oregon, go to the coast and that is exactly what the four of us did on Wednesday morning.  We threw … Continue reading

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A World Without WiFi

Okay, this is an excuse post.  I had planned on blogging two days ago but the dog ate my iPad . . . no, I dropped it into the toilet while I was brushing my teeth at the sink . … Continue reading

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“Sisters, sisters . . .

There were never such devoted sisters/never had to have a chaperone, no sir/I’m here to keep an eye on her.” Oh, my gosh! What has happened? I sat down to write a brief post about our time in Sisters, Oregon, … Continue reading

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Moving Day

Yesterday, Wednesday, June 19th, we struck our tents at Edgefield and headed off for new adventures.  Our driver has been doing brilliantly on this trip and the fact that he made a wrong turn as we left the Edgefield driveway … Continue reading

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Roll On, Columbia or Into the Gorge

Another fabulous day and a half! Departure from Kingston yesterday about 11 a.m. and shooting down I-5 had us arriving at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon around 3:30 p.m.  We checked into our king suites* (H and J in the … Continue reading

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The Gang’s All Here

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Pacific NW Road Trip

The only thing that’s better than having a great trip in foreign lands is having a great trip at home. Saturday, June 15, Michael and I drove up to Seattle to pick up two very good friends who were arriving … Continue reading

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