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So the night before Shima and I fell asleep while listening to the waves of the Pacific. It was still a lot to take in. I was back on the west coast...a place I had missed early. Now I was here...the reality was all around me. I now had a few weeks left to play and explore before I had to land at my final destination and get started on my new life.
So this morning Shima and I had some coast to explore before stopping at ...
... to theirs for a barbecue, and once we arrived we realized that they had put together a great party with some of our old friends from a past life. It was terrific to catch up with the Waterstreets, the Browns, the Cassidy's, Sharon and Dave (they're are so cute together), and the Joel and Kathleen. A great time ensue and yes we got to ride on the pirate ship. Cary and Tom live on a farm where in the fall they have a corn maze ...
We found a camping site in the Umpqua Forest.
We went to a nearby trail to a waterfall.
We built a fire and roasted marsh-mellows.
In the morning we went to another nearby trail and walked to another waterfall.
We drove back to Oakridge.
We went to ...
Hi fellow travelers... well some of you are traveling.
Monday, I went back up to the Dosewallops River with a book and campchair and enjoyed the sounds and smells of rough river a few feet away from me. It stayed overcast and kinda chilly but still enjoyable.
I was in WA 5 days, and it was intermittently rainy, cloudy, sunny, chilly, never warm, but that's not what I am up ...
... shuttle and so was able to paddle it alone, though in
hindsight, that was a little risky, given the challenging rapids; but
all went well, and I only once almost tipped over, but my kayak muscled
itself back upright. I had a little talk with myself then, and was cautious and tried to "read the river" better after the near-tip. So today, am still here in oakridge. Just
finished a wonderful breakfast her in the coffee shop and am then going
to go ...