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This is my blog about life - travel - new experiences - growth.
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August 25, 2009

Soul Food

On Saturday my daughter-in-law and I went kayaking on the Tualatin River. It was a picture perfect day with the temperature in the 80's, the water serene. We leisurly paddled up river to the bridge and then back to Cook Park where we started. It was calming to the soul and just what I needed.

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August 20, 2009

New Things

I'm excited because I'm learning all sorts of new ways to improve my blog but because it takes time I'm getting nothing else done. I sit in front of this computer all day long! This morning I woke up, totally intending to take my dogs for a walk and now it's three hours later and I'm still here and they're barking in the back yard! In the meantime it's getting hotter and hotter outside!

Lately I've learned how to embed slideshows on my blog and how to add a map with places I'm at or plan to travel to. One adventure leads to another and I find there's this whole new web world out there designed to make my life easier (or more complicated?) Either way, I'm having a great time learning and trying to apply what I've learned.

I'm hoping that by the time I go on my adventure trip to Alaska I'll have most of this figured out!! ha, ha!! It will be a nice way for friends and family to keep in touch with us as we journey through the United States, Canada, The Yukon, and Alaska.

My next trip is going to be to California where I'll visit my daughter for a week and meet up with my parents and then we're going to travel north along the coast. I'll map it out and blog about it - just to give me practice!!

Until then....take a step toward living the life you LOVE!!

August 19, 2009

Shakespeare and Wine

Last weekend I went to see "As You Like It" presented by the Willamette Shakespeare players at the picturesque Stoller Vineyards in Dayton, Oregon. I went to the 2pm showing on Sunday afternoon and it was sunny and warm with a view of the vineyards and the valley below....a truly inspirational place for Shakespeare!

DG and I brought our lawn chairs, sunscreen, cooler stocked with food and then we bought a bottle of Stoller cabernet to share while we sat back and enjoyed it all. We were not disappointed in either the wine or the play!

Ryan, my son Justin's good friend, headed the cast as Orlando, son of Sir Rowland de Boys. The play was clever and funny and the cast very talented and entertaining.

They're presenting this play at a few other venues in the area during the month of August and I'm hoping to go again, this time at night. I think it's well worth another round.