Since we got home from our Pacific Northwest vacation last month, I’ve basically been busy in a “middle place”. There’s been some pulling books out of the brain writing. Saw this artwork – Allocation of Memory by Malia Landis – in a Eureka, California bookstore. But there’s been more working at the library and house stuff. Did I mention we’ve started the process to downsize from the big house we’ve lived in for 20 years to a smaller one? #emptynestchanges… Read more »

  So driving, or rather co-piloting, on a foggy mountain road in the rain is kinda one of those life defining moments. Turns out I’m sweet, patient, and my language completely complies with all FCC broadcast regulations. Yup. And here’s a beautiful view of Crater Lake: June 1st at Crater Lake National Park Lodge, Oregon Okay. So the view was non-existent (and I’m a nutcase when it comes to mountain roads). The first 24 hours the weather was rain, freezing rain,… Read more »

And the road trip continues… Twenty four miles from Portland, Oregon is the Vista House at Crown Point  View from inside Stairway to vistas The Columbia River Gorge is gorgeous! 8 miles from the Vista house… Multnomah Falls seems to be the must see waterfall in the Columbia River gorge area but I really liked Latourell falls even though the Multnomah stop had ice cream It’s a quieter spot compared to Multnomah and you could feel the spray of the… Read more »