We took a vacation!

Long ago, 6 years now, I came back to the Mighty P after being laid off. Because I was gone 3 years, I had to start over with accruing vacation time. Meanwhile, Michelle, who has been there 25+ years, earns more than a day every pay period.

Then, with the new job I have, it has been hard to take more than just a long weekend together. Last month, we finally made it happen. We took our first week off together in almost a year. Destination: Wine country in California!

Yep, I know, normally I am SO much better at blogging the vacations… But here we go!

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We weren’t the only ones with a plan B trip!

As we all know the plan this week was supposed to be San Francisco and Napa. In fact, today we would’ve picked up a rental car and driven to wine country. Instead, we woke up here at the beach.

Yeah, I am NOT sad about that!  Continue reading “We weren’t the only ones with a plan B trip!”

Changing on the fly!

Long time followers of the Mountainstroh blog may remember the Plan C vacation of a few years ago. Michelle and I woke up on a Saturday in the Washington, the state, planning to go to bed in Washington the DC.

That night, due to storms, a small fire, and cancelled flights, we ended up at the Oregon coast. I still have never gotten to DC, but that was a great vacation!

Sadly, this week, we had to make new plans again…. Continue reading “Changing on the fly!”

Traveling by bike

One of my favorite bike quotes came from Ernest Hemingway, and goes like this:

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.

This is true, and I can honestly remember most of my epic climbs and blistering downhills.  This last weekend along the coast I had plenty of both. But today, on the first day back at work, I had time to reflect on the rides of the last week, and, I find this quote lacking a bit…. Continue reading “Traveling by bike”

I am lucky my wife loves me!

Once again, the call of the ocean has been answered!  Michelle and I are taking a well deserved break, and hanging out in Cannon Beach.  Folks the view from the room does NOT suck!

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However, as we all know, very rarely do I SIT during an entire vacation.  So being me, I decided a long bike ride was in order… Continue reading “I am lucky my wife loves me!”