Category Archives: Adventures with travel

#222–Nothing like a deadline . . .

  Last Friday I put in an impossibly long day, only possible because I have a deadline, Friday 13 (no less) to get my edit in for my new book—The Oregon Coast Guide to the UNEXPECTED, see the unusual, odd, … Continue reading

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#214–Mighty big waves . . .

  More than once during the year, we get mighty big waves. That’s especially true in December and January. These are usually caused by storms out at sea that generate large swells that create larger than normal waves. And sometimes … Continue reading

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#212––Holiday travel––who knew! . . .

  At Christmas, I almost always fly to California to be with family. I fly because the weather can be bad in the winter. It’s almost a given that I-5 will have snow or at least icy conditions going over … Continue reading

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#210–Happiness is . . .

  I ran across a photo of me reading a class “book” (student’s large papers connected together) to my first graders of what made them happy. Each started with Happiness is. . . . It was modeled after Charles M. Schultz’s … Continue reading

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#209–Northern Bridge Tour second time around . . .

  Considering we’ve had over 50 inches of rain since Christmas and we can remember each of the very few days without rain since then, we were really lucky on the first two bridge tours. We had a brief shower … Continue reading

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#208–14 bridges in three tours—Tour 2 (Florence to North Bend)

  Would it rain (Plan B) or not (Plan A)? We were ready either way.  My 11 folks who’d signed up for the Southern Bridge Tour, plus Benny the bus driver, were ready to check out bridges. We had rain … Continue reading

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#207–14 bridges in 3 tours—Tour 1 (Florence to Depoe Bay)

  The forecast was for cloudy. I was so thankful after days of torrential rain. The day started out with drizzle, which is nothing compared to what we’ve been having. I didn’t want to head up the coast to see … Continue reading

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