Weekend Trip To Oregon

Got up early Saturday (0500) for a trip to Mt. St. Helen’s. Ended the day in Central Oregon. Go figure!

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Stopped by the Country Kitchen in Vader, Wa for breakfast.

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On to Mt. St. Helen’s. Spent a couple of hours there. Drove back to I-5, turned North, and took the first exit for Yakima.

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Got caught in a traffic slowdown (an hour long slowdown!) in Packwood, Wa. Thousands of people were there for their annual Flea Market! And all of them wanted to cross the road. In front of us.

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Got to Yakima and turned South. Decided to head for the John Day Fossil Beds in Oregon. Just cause we could.

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Stayed the night at the Tallwinds Motel in Moro City, Oregon cause I was pretty tired. Nice motel except for the shower. I hate those damned water-saving shower heads. I think I’m still standing in the thing waiting to get completely wet!

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Got up fairly early (but late for me) Sunday morning and took off for the John Day Fossil Beds and stopped at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center. Always a nice visit!

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Spent an hour or two there then headed off to the Painted Hills. Crowded! My goodness, it was crowded. Hardly managed to find a place to park to walk around. Had to stand in line 15 minutes to use the restroom.

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Stayed there until I got tired of fighting the crowds. Went back to the main highway, turned right, and was trying to figure out where we wanted to go next. Decided to just head home.

Got home about 2200 and I just crashed. I was beat. But I had so much fun going places with SWMBO and spending time with her I really didn’t want it to end. We need to win the lotto!

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Pictures will be posted on Flickr soon; if anyone is interested.

Today SWMBO needed to get something at Jo Anne’s Fabric’s, so I took her. I sat in the truck watching a movie; and when I pair the tablet with the truck, the sound is badass! (She came out before the end of the move though.)

Then she took me to the Mall for dinner and a walkabout. Now we be home. Doing what Old People do. Recuperating.

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I Be Old. Fat. Old. And Klutzy.

Tanya RobertsActually, today started out with me sleeping late. Finally got up at 0600. Damn! Must be getting old or something. I didn’t even realize that SWMBO had climbed out of bed to get ready for work.

Not a whole lot going on either. Felt lazy so, when I went to get mail, I continued on to Safeway for a breakfast sandwich. Sausage & egg on an English Muffin. It was okay. Nothing to write home about though.

Don’t really feel like doing anything today. I will; just don’t feel like it. Just realized that the days I don’t really feel like doing anything are usually cloudy, cooler, days. Wonder why that is?

In the mail I got a notice of “Important Safety Recall” whereby the “Tensioner cable” on the driver’s seat could break in an accident. There is presently NO fix; but they’ll let me know when it becomes available. Meanwhile, I could be ejected through the windshield in an accident. Luckily, I’m not one to have accidents.

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Oops. Guess I should rephrase that: As long as I don’t use a screwdriver, I’m not prone to have accidents.

I did get off my ass, somewhat, figuretively, and get the MCARC Insurance renewed (online) and a check made out for the PO Box for the next year. Updated the spreadsheet and money program I use to track our finances. It really doesn’t take a whole lot of time to do the Club finances; I just put it off as long as I can for some reason.

Went to the NMARES monthly meeting. Was fun. But, it’s time for this Old Man to go lay down and read awhile. Which means checking Tumblr.

Smile with tongue out

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