But that is not what the fuzzy bear caterpillars tell me

Ladies and gents I am getting spoiled! The weather has been nothing but amazing this entire month. (Funny, the one real rain we had, Michelle and I were in Portland at the zoo!) Aside from those days, October has looked like this

Blue sky, sunshine and warm…  Continue reading “But that is not what the fuzzy bear caterpillars tell me”

I’m an Oregonian!

So 6 months, damn almost 7 now, we moved to the Oregon Coast. In that time I have come to think of myself and as beach walking, wine drinking, coast cycling neighborhood walking nature spotting whale watching member of the Beaver State. (hehhehheh he said Beaver!)

But I was still sporting the Washington State Driver’s license. With the midterm elections coming up next month, we needed to register to vote. Here in Oregon, that means you get an Oregon License.

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We will never know the answer….

Today was an exciting day. Michelle and I finally made time to get the DMV this morning. We walked out, eventually, with Oregon State Driver’s licenses! What does eventually mean? I didn’t know I needed to bring a birth certificate or passport with me!

In Washington, there is no proof of citizenship, but Oregon is different. A second after lunch trip meant I finally got mine!

It was a night to celebrate Continue reading “We will never know the answer….”

Islands of life

So there I was, walking the beach in the fog and drizzle.

Michelle and I had recently gotten home from a long weekend in Portland, and I just felt the need to walk the beach. After the sirens, yelling, horns, smells, protest chants and not so great smells, I needed a beach walk.

The fog was in, it was drizzling, but not all that windy. So all in all It was a good night to walk.

Who knew I would coin a new phrase… Continue reading “Islands of life”

Ride the Rogue

As we sit in the living room on a cloudy and a bit drizzly Saturday morning, I realized I hadn’t posted about my most recent ride. A week ago right now, I teamed up with Kim and Rob for a 40 mile ride around the Rogue River.

Who could resist a ride who’s mascot is a bike riding salmon

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After 6 months there is still new to see…

We looked at the calendar yesterday, and sure as hell, it has been 6 months since we moved here!! March 23rd, on a rainy cold day in Mountlake Terrace, we loaded the U-Haul and headed south. There are those who believed we would run out of things to do and be bored…

Not hardly! Continue reading “After 6 months there is still new to see…”

Book Review: A Hole in the Wind (A Climate Scientists Journey Across the United States) by David Goodrich

So there I was, in a small book store, just before the Seattle to Portland bike ride. As most of us know, these days I prefer to read on Kindle. But I love small independent book stores. So when I stumbled on a book that combined two of my passions, science and cycling, the book just jumped into my hands. Damn I am glad it did… Continue reading “Book Review: A Hole in the Wind (A Climate Scientists Journey Across the United States) by David Goodrich”