The Importance of Being Ernest

The Importance of Being Ernest

After finally arriving in Idaho, and my first good-night’s sleep in some time, I’m excited to spend a couple of days with my old (not old, but long-time) friend Melissa. After Melissa picks me up at the hotel (only an-hour-and-a-half late), we head off for...
The Pied Piper of Portland

The Pied Piper of Portland

  Have you read “Beer and Bikes?” You might want to read that first. I wake early, ready for a big day. I’m heading into downtown Portland to explore some of the more famous locations on my own and with some help from a guide. First stop, Powell’s...
Beer and Bikes in Portland

Beer and Bikes in Portland

Have you read “Pilgrimage to Portlandia?” It would be good to know how I got here. I wake up in the lovely Red Roost Guest House ready to explore Portland. It’s Memorial Day and the plan (Ha! Plan, I know, makes me laugh too) is to meet a friend, return...
Pilgrimage to Portlandia

Pilgrimage to Portlandia

Have you read “Wine Country Jamboree?” You might want to look at that first. In the morning walk down the Willamette into downtown where I enjoy a lovely Sunday breakfast at the Broken Yolk Café before heading out of town. The place is open daily from...
Wine Country Jamboree

Wine Country Jamboree

Have you read Naked and Afraid yet? You should head there. After leaving the Willamettans and turning left, I end up in Sweet Home, Oregon (apparently Alabama does not have a copyright) because it’s on the road and, from the name seems like it might be a nice place....
Naked and Afraid

Naked and Afraid

Yesterday in Dunes and Nudes, I began telling you about my one-night stay at the Willamettans Family Nudist Resort. Today I tell you about my experience there. After getting settled in the Gatehouse, I change into my swimsuit cover-up, sans swimsuit (baby steps) and...
Dunes and Nudes

Dunes and Nudes

Have you read The Joys of Indoor Plumbing? You might want to read that first. Following a fine night’s sleep I awake feeling a bit like a princess in my fabulous room. I, once again, pop in my shower and head down for breakfast which is served at 9:00am. Everyone in...
The Joys of Indoor Plumbing

The Joys of Indoor Plumbing

Have you read “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” yet? You might want to see what happened before this. Do you have an important occasion coming up? An anniversary, perhaps, or maybe a marriage proposal. Heck, maybe it’s just a Friday. Read on as I...
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Have you read “A Yurt By Any Other Name?” You might want to do that first. After a really terrible night’s sleep, I wake up vowing not to let it affect my mood this first full day in Oregon. I couldn’t get comfortable last night, but think it...
A Yurt By Any Other Name

A Yurt By Any Other Name

Have you read “I’ve Got Baggage?” You might want to read that first. I arrive in Portland after an on time and uneventful flight. I take the extremely long walk to baggage claim to pick-up my tightly packed luggage and do some more walking to get to...

I’ve Got Baggage

Today’s the day! I’m off to Portland. I say Portland as that’s the airport I’m flying into, but let’s keep in mind that you voted to “drop me” in the Willamette River which, in its 187 miles (301 km) travels through many...
Winner, Winner, Wine for Dinner

Winner, Winner, Wine for Dinner

Voting is now closed and once again, you’ve chosen to think outside the box by choosing the “other” category and going with a write-in candidate. I knew I liked you! So, where will we be traveling? We’re heading to (insert proverbial drum-roll) the Willamette River in...