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Travel Blogs from Oakridge
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 ...
... happening place. We also got to meet Bev and Will’s oldest daughter Jennifer and her husband Danny. We got to meet their 2 year old son Brody also. And for dessert we had some homemade ice cream, which was a great treat. Again, good food and good conversation and then a good bed.
Monday, June 6th
Today we spent the day with Will. Will is a logger and took off today so that he could show us the woods and some of what he does. Our first stop ...
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 ...
... is also one big rescue haven, for all kinds of animals; the current "family" (as Amy Jo puts it) including: 10 horses, 2 mini-donkeys, 6 goats, “umpteen” chickens, 13 ducks, 5 dogs, 30 cats, 2 lovebirds, 2 tortoises, and 9 fish – “all rescued and now home.”
Amy Jo described her philosophy: “Every soul deserves food, water, shelter, comfort, companionship, and love; while the four two-leggeds (the owners and kids) are all ...