Posted by: chlost | June 11, 2010

Get out of town

We are leaving very early in the morning to travel to Oregon for our daughter’s graduate school graduation. 

I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to getting out of town for a week.

A whole week.

I still have much to do before I can actually leave.  Packing, work, money, email, telephone and mail to hold, shopping, and cleaning the house up.  So, here I am writing about it instead of doing it. Typical.

At least I have a plan.  And I will be on the plane in the morning no matter what. 

We have a layover in Seattle of 4-5 hours on our way home.  This is long enough to be able to do some sightseeing, but short enough that I would worry about getting back to the airport in time.  S o, we will probably have to sit in the airport for 4-5 hours.  I bought a couple of new books.  This is what I get for buying cheap tickets.

I paid for the tickets in January.  Now, the price of the tickets is more than double what I paid.  I feel smart for having done that-usually it is the other way around.  I hate the airlines.  I hate the actual flying.  I love the traveling.  I love watching people, I love seeing the new places, I love being in an area where no one will recognize me.  Have you ever gotten that thought when you are in a big city or a new place-“There are millions of people here, and I don’t know even one of them.”   I am not sure why, but I love that.

Oregon is a place where we may want to live someday.  I am hoping to see a lot of it in a short period of time. I have been told of the wonderful beaches, the nearby mountains, and the great rainforest climate. I can’t wait to see it for myself.

I have to get out of town.

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Responses

  1. Oooh, sounds like fun! I’ve never been to Oregon, but would love to go. (Places with tall trees fascinate me…because we don’t have many). I hope you blog about the sights you saw.

  2. Congratulations to your daughter…and have a great time in Oregon. Enjoy every minute of your time away. ~Joy

  3. Have a great trip, and congratulations.
    We will be waiting for your return.

  4. You are in luck… the weather is PERFECT and OSU graduation is happening today.

    We DO have people move here when the see the state at it’s best. Though we know of two families who moved up from California (fooled by our “occasional” perfect weather) only to have them move back to California after spending a winter here.

    But if you are from the mid-west, you’ll think this place is heaven… and you’d be right, for all the reasons you mentioned. Enjoy your stay. (will be interesting to hear your opinions about your visit here).

  5. Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation! Enjoy your time away. We lived in Tacoma when my oldest was a baby. Absolutely loved it.

  6. As a native Oregonian…..I can assure you that you would love living there….provided you love rain, trees, mountains, green grass, lakes with crystal clear blue water, clean air, the ocean, fresh seafood, and a mostly liberal political climate….. It is a great state! Enjoy your trip. I am from Eugene but went to HS in Salem. Both are great cities to visit.

  7. Have a wonderful trip! I love getting out of town.

  8. I hope you have had a wonderful time! I feel the same about travelling and not being known: in particular I love huge railways stations in Europe with trains going to exotic places. Thrilling. Signs for Moscow, Siberia, Istanbul, French Riviera, Prague, Berlin, oh, its just mouth watering.

  9. Nice blog, ! I love travelling, I used to know a couple of people on myspace from Oregon, they loved it,
    All the best Gareth

  10. Oregon is a beautiful state – I’m sure you are going to have a great time with your daughter and with the state. My husband and I are also on the west coast with our daughter, who lives in Long Beach, Ca. We celebrated our 43rd anniversary on 17th June by going to the Palos Verdes Botanic garden and I took over 400 pictures! For father’s day tomorrow she is taking us to a Japanese garden. Yesterday we walked and admired the beach. The weather is perfect here too, not like Georgia where it is in the 90s. Thanks for coming to my blog. I’ll write a post when I come back home.


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