Fooled y’all again! We are not in San Jose for the Duck basketball game tomorrow – we are at our home in Oregon! Oops, I meant, our cold rainy home in Oregon. DT and I flew up this afternoon for a very special event – Kathy & Woody’s #2, Kari, will be married on Saturday! Lisa, Lenny & Leo will fly-up tomorrow for the wedding. Many parties, lots of cooking and on Monday we will observe the first night of Passover together.
Today was the first time I had flown in/out of the little Palm Springs airport. (DT uses the airport all the time.) I was surprised to learn much of the airport is outdoors. Very unique. We used our points (it pays to use our black Alaska Airlines VISA to fill the RV diesel tank) to bump-up to first class. We were all-fancy-like with our grilled sandwich and salad – served on an actual ceramic plate and drinks were served in a glass. Made of glass. Much different than our usual back-of-the-plane service: plastic cup with bad wine and a plastic pouch holding five pretzels.
Back to reality: Brandon picked us up from the airport in DT’s 13-year-old Tahoe and whisked us back to Taylor Manor. The heater will not turn off in the truck, so blasts hot air constantly. Great for the winter, but probably isn’t going to fly in the summer. (Even an Oregon summer.) I tell you, around here, it’s always something. It was 50 degrees, but felt miserable. Damp. Shocking.
As usual, our house seems huge after months in our motorhome. Everything is so neat and tidy (until Leo arrives tomorrow!) and Brandon filled the house with pretty flowers. So sweet.
Is our living room bigger than our entire motorhome? (The “tree” in the corner is my avocado plantation. Yep. Three plants. Started years ago by placing avocado pits in water, propped-up with toothpicks. I am pretty sure this is their 7th year and they should hopefully bloom this summer. We will see. Anyone know about this?)
I’m thinking of applying for a farm subsidy. Obviously this is the only avocado plantation in Oregon.
The ceiling repair has been completed on our front porch. We had it replaced with pretty bead board.
By July it will be warm enough to sit out here.
So, back in Oregon for a few days. Back to chilly weather. Back to time with friends and family. Back to another Family of Friends WEDDING! We are going to have a great time.
Back to New Seasons Market where lazy diners (like us) can buy healthy local organic and delightful foods – even ready-to-bake pizza from our favorite local restaurant,Pizzicato. The pizza was pretty good… and so was the ready-to-go Caesar salad we bought to accompany our pizza. Everything came in recyclable packaging. Of course.
Keep Portland Weird.
Until my next update, I remain, your Oregon correspondent.
LET’S MOVE IN MARCH! I have challenged y’all to get out there, lace up your sneakers and walk or jog (or the exercise of your choice) at least 30 minutes – five or six days a week in March. I’m doing this for charity and my prominent backside.
We were busy this morning in Indio getting ready to fly to Portland, but I still managed to jog three miles around the RV resort. Probably all my miles this week will be covered on our basement treadmill. [Sad face] Can I make it to 100 miles this month? Eleven days remaining in March to cover 39 miles. Deducting two rest days… I did the math, and will need to cover 4.4 miles per day. Remember my knees in your prayers tonight. How’s it going for you? Please comment below.
Miles jogged for the day/month: 3/61