Oh Me, Oh Maya

Mayan Pyramid

The latest Drop Me Anywhere vote is now closed and you, my Virtual Travel Buddies, have told me where to go (better you, than the guy I accidentally cut-off in traffic). This month’s vote, Ancient Civilizations, was inspired by the preparation to sell my house and all the “stuff” in it. It seems many ancients […]

Out With the Old and In With the Older

I’m selling my house! Why? Well, as my refrigerator magnet says, sometimes you just have to leap and hope the net will appear (yes, I’m a student of refrigerator magnet philosophy). I made the decision following the first Drop Me Anywhere trip. You see, I had this idea for Drop Me Anywhere and, while I […]

What’s New?

Well, hello there Virtual Travel Buddies. Just because I’m not currently traveling doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about you. Yes, I’m back in the lovely Phoenix summer frying my eggs on the sidewalk and baking cookies on the dashboard of my car. Oh, and deciding to sell my house so I can do a Drop […]

The Good, The Bad and The Thank-You’s – Oregon

Cathedral Park

It’s my final day in the Beaver State (yes, that’s their real nickname) and I head out to explore downtown St. John’s which is a neighborhood of Portland. Portland has many “neighborhoods,” you see. There’s “North,” Northwest,” the “Pearl District” and many more (Mr. Rogers would have a tough time figuring out where he lived). […]

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 City of Books. Yup, that’s right, I […]

Beer and Bikes in Portland

BrewCycle

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 the rental car, head downtown […]

Pilgrimage to Portlandia

Food Truck

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 7:00am 3:00pm and, as the name might imply, serves […]

Wine Country Jamboree

Arkeny Vineyard

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. In the blink of an eye, […]

Naked and Afraid

Signs

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 head out to explore. I met Jan when I was checking […]

Dunes and Nudes

Dune Buggy

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 house is there […]