Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Things Have Gotten a Bit Scattered 'Round Here...

So... Murphy won the last round. Apparently, he's had some experience with fellas tryin' to trap him.

He managed to slip the six pack out of the trap, polished off the brew and left the bottles stacked on the steps for me to trip over...

... then... just for an extra jab... Friday the bugger slaps that high dollar electronic heroin out of my hand so the screen shatters with a hundred cracks! arrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhh...

Soooooo... it took a bit to find/remember that there was insurance on the thing... and get a replacement on the way... 'course, there's still a deductible that has to be paid... so most of that comes out of this months diesel bill... the rest... Peter gets robbed again.

I wonder how Paul managed the position where HE is always the one to get paid?

So... we took a few walks over the weekend as our five days at Honeyman got used up and we waited on the new phone getting delivered to a spot we'd found in Florence...

I can't believe how FAST the days are flying this summer... Five Whole days in a gorgeous camp... just PFFFFFFFFFFTTT!

Between the camp and the Ocean are the sand dunes. Around here, the whole place is pretty much grown over dunes. Under the pines and firs is the sand... Somewhere along the line, the kids figured out that you could ski on the sand...









Watchin' the lil' guys trying to race was fun... but... Ahem!... there are simply... Nicer things to see along the beaches... :)





All around and through the camp, and all along this nearly rainforest woodland... are these trails... that go through ethereal tunnels of rhododendrons, ferns and thick timber. Your feet are almost soundless on the soft, needle padded trail... Though it's warm, in the shade it seems cool and gives a soul a feeling of sanctuary...





We even went over to the little lake that sits behind some of the dunes and rented a double kayak. It was formed when a dune blew in and choked off the outflow of the river to the sea...

Uh... word of warning... It is likely best, for many MANY couples, when renting Kayaks... to rent two SINGLES... rather than one Double... The person in front trying to go one way... Her way... while the guy in back struggles in a different direction... in HIS way... is unlikely to further peace and harmony in the tight confines of a rig on the road! ;)

We had a sunset one night that I captured some shots of...  the next day we walked around the old town area of Florence... All combined with the 4th of July coming up... to float old things in my head...

I built 'em into a video I'd put on FB... but blogger won't let me load that here... So... all I can do is the pics I'd built it with... and maybe the "poem"...

~~~~~





The scent of life

is never so sweet

 the colors so sharp

the taste so rich




as when a soldier stands on the edge of losing it ...






So many years later...

the scent of a flower...

the words of a song...

a soft word of love...








the sun dying in the sea...

sends rivers of tears down his cheeks

and dark regrets flood his soul.

~~~~~

Funny (as in funny strange) how such beautiful things can bring out the melancholy in a guy... and stir sad old memories...

Our five days available to us in the State Park ran out Monday morning. A while back Heidi lined up a flight back to Colorado to take care of some business with her store... so we're having to "Time" things, and line out a place for me and the dogs to brush up for the two weeks while she's gone...

... and she doesn't want to miss the last of the Oregon coast... or rush that... soooooo... we made a huge move to Three Rivers Casino in Florence... all of maybe 4 miles ;) to ride out Independence day holiday.

They'll let us stay here a whole week! Since we lacked reservations anywhere, with none available, full out boondocking being a tough go around here or anywhere on the coast really... and one of the heaviest "Use" holidays of the year coming up... this "free" spot is sweet!

I say "free"... 'cause we walked up to the casino for supper last night... and had some... their $7.99 "Monday Senior Discount" Special. ;) and then waddled back to the rig after eating WAAAAAAAAY to much in their buffet setup. :)

I don't know why it took me so long to find how easy it is to travel up and down this coastline on the cheap! ;) Between the casinos, the BLM, and now the State of Oregon... it's a sweet and easy trip for a thinly financed piker! :)

This has been our slowest, and maybe the finest start to a season yet. That signboard of towns across the continent caught our attention...

We weren't too far from Florence Arizona when we started north. For all those months ago, to see we've only covered 1200 and some miles... it's the slowest and best we've traveled.

Well... went back to our delivery spot and picked up the new phone yesterday... about 1/2 way through getting the danged thing to work... Something in it won't recognize the SD card. Says it does but then only sends "Insert SD card" error messages... EE-LEK-TRAWNICS... Technological Freakin' Heroin! ;)

So... asphalt boondocking in Florence till after the 4th... trying to get this stinkin' phone workin'... and then roll toward a camp nearer to Portland for herself to go take care of business... while I baby sit her dogs... and tap tap tap on this keyboard trying to dig out from under the stack of work that grows faster than I can check things off the bottom of the list.

Workin' Hard at Livin' Easy
Brian

3 comments:

Donna K said...

Love your sunset pictures and your words. We were through Florence yesterday but no stops at the casino. Went up to Yachats for an oceanside seat for lunch at the Adobe. As a special treat, a couple of gray whales frolicked about 200 yards (or more, I'm no good with distances) offshore.

rh47 said...

Other than a few(too many) run ins with "Murphy"...sounds like you're enjoying your travel thru Oregon. How far north are ya goin before headin south?

Brian said...

DonnaK; Florence is a nice little town. Hard to judge distance across the water for a land lubber! :)

rh47; aw, me an' Murphy wouldn't know what to do without each other. He winds a few... I win the others ;)

as for how far north? We haven't really decided. But we do have to go a ways east, to North Dakota for a job we contracted to do most of the month of October!