Sunday, July 7, 2013

Yesterdays and Tomorrows... Beaches and Airplanes

Day before yesterday, we took the dogs up to the Beach at the Washburn State Park... so Buck could have a run. He'd been cooped up on a leash around town and the casino for a few days.


For a dog that likes to swim in lakes and ponds... the ocean he DON'T like. Those waves just bully him... the wide open beach how-some-ever... he loves.

It doesn't take too awful long with a Frisbe or his chuck-it and he's workin' to catch his wind again...

Yesterday we climbed back on the Raider to tour over to Eugene by way of Hwy 126. You run along the Siuslaw River for miles and through the thick forest. Eventually you break out into farms and more open country. It is a beautiful ride through there.

There's no real part of Oregon that a fella couldn't force himself to live in without much work to it. The only work here would be... dealing with rain. ;)

We had two reasons for making the run, the first being Heidi wanted to see the Open air market downtown that's billed as one of the biggest in the country I guess?





There's a variety of scents for sure...

And I've decided, that Eugene, Oregon is where all the Old Hippies went to make their last stand. The Market is full of booths of Tie Dye, Jewelry, Photography, Yarn Crafts, and a big section of Farmers Market... that included a few bakery booths...

Ready to eat food booths... the scent of roasted coffee... All set up in a grassy, shaded downtown park area. A good spot for people watching... but... these days... a guy would likely get sued for publishing the WRONG pic. ;)

Then... she wanted to give Best Buy a chance to fix her Nexxus tablet... AGAIN. Less than a week after getting it back from the Manufacturer for a charging system repair... the thing locked up...

Best Buy tried... but they couldn't do it. SO.... I guess it's back to the manufacturer AGAIN... considering the cost of all the shipping she's had to do... discount prices are no Bargain... and likely we made an expensive mistake... NOT... buying that extended warranty the "Big Boxes" offer when you buy...

We've been at the Casino for a whole week already!

Heidi flies out of Portland on the evening of the 10th to go back for a couple of weeks to take care of store business in Colorado... so today we'll move up a ways toward there... and then tomorrow try and find a camp within airport shuttle range of Portland. I've got my eye on some NF sites just east of town a bit...

Anyhoo... it looks like maybe our coastal journey is coming close to have run it's course. :(

and ... Since I've got dog sitting duties... I need to find a place with good Cell... so I can work work work while she's gone...

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Loadin' and Rollin'
Brian

2 comments:

Barney (The Old Fat Man) said...

I found that the alkali flats in SE Oregon to be not so nice. The rest of the state was wonderful, especially along the Deschutes River.

Donna K said...

Glad you enjoyed the Saturday Market. If you want to truly see Oregon Hippies, you need to visit the Oregon Country Fair next weekend. It's just west of Eugene and I hear it's one big hippie gathering. Clothing optional for some and probably lots of Happy Brownies!! Never been, probably never will!! Too bad you're out of the are now. I love living in Oregon.