Canyonville, Oregon: Our rest-day was super restful. We slept-in, and took a good long walk together this morning. The weather was quite dodgy. Raining on and off all day. (We used the radiant floor heaters overnight.) Though still early June, the rhododendrons have nearly finished. I was able to snap a few soggy flower photos on our walk this morning:
Our only other adventure today was to unhitch the Jeep and drive into town to purchase liquid dish soap at the local Ray's grocer. Exciting times. It seems Canyonville has not suffered as many towns during COVID. Very few shops seemed to be boarded-up. Though the grocer had a sign stating "MASKS ARE REQUIRED" to enter, very few shoppers were wearing masks. (This is so shocking to me!) We wore masks.
Honestly, over one hour of our day was taken with downloading an app... and then the tickets for the NCAA track meet, which begins tomorrow in Eugene. I am pretty computer-savvy. I can download apps, create an account, create a password, etc. But the ticketing situation requires purchasers to download the tickets to their PHONE (with many steps!), add then to their iPhone wallet (more steps!). But the tickets are delivered to your EMAIL. Wouldn't it have been more efficient to have the tickets delivered to a text message to your phone instead of email (not always on your phone)? No one asks me. Anyway, we have tickets to the NCAA Championships! Good seats! The Best Track Meet in America.
Next, we get to download ANOTHER app to prove we are vaccinated. I am most-happy for this regulation, but seriously wonder how every fan will be able to accomplish all of these very complicated steps.
Our dinner tonight was another vegetarian meal, though pasta, so no one would notice. This is one of the easiest and best-tasting meals anyone can make. Boil pasta. One minute before the pasta has finished cooking, toss-in one-inch pieces of fresh asparagus to the boiling pasta. Drain the pasta and asparagus. Toss the pasta and asparagus with a bit of butter or olive oil, the zest and juice of one lemon. Garnish/toss with pecorino or parmesan cheese. Garnish with anything.
As usual, I only cooked one cup of penne. We finished everything tonight - including a little tossed salad.
Tomorrow, we will continue to Eugene and head-over to the new Hayward Field to watch the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Four Days. Stay tuned.
Until my next update, I remain, your rested correspondent.