The last few days have been so activity filled I haven't had much time to blog. It always seems to be that way when I am preparing to move on, gathering the last goodies in my going away basket.
Thursday Maria and I took a road trip out to Lorane, OR to look at a house she was interested in purchasing. It was also an opportunity for me to stop in for a brief visit with Amy, Jason and Jayvyn. They hosted me on my maiden voyage with Minnie and I love visiting with them, their greenhouse and their land. I had emailed Amy earlier to ask if Thursday was a good day to visit and even though I never got a response from her, I decided to show up anyway. As she was calling me to say she was just too busy on Thursday, I appeared at her front gate. Love how that works:), and loved being able to share time with such wonderful people.
Since we were out in the area, Maria and I did some wine tasting and had a fabulous meal at King's Estate Winery http://www.kingestate.com/. It was an absolutely Top 10 day.
Friday was another full day which included stopping by the University of Oregon Street Fair, washing Minnie and meeting my son for dinner. The weather has been spectacular for all outdoor events and I have been taking advantage of such perfection.
I had hoped to make it to the Saturday Market on Saturday, but I was inundated with phone calls and never made it out of the park. I seem to have been on quite a few radar screens and received calls from Portland, OR, Shasta, CA, Baton Rouge, LA, Huntington, AL and Eugene. Lots of stuff going on with lots of people.
Maria's husband is in town and the three of us went to watch their son run in a track meet at the University of Oregon. It was my first track meet and I was in awe of the beauty of bodies in such physical perfection. At one point my father had visions of me becoming another Wilma Rudolph http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilma_Rudolph so I played the game of "this is what it would have looked like". Glad that isn't the direction my life took.
Looks like the next several days will continue to be very busy as I prepare for Thursday's departure. At this point, I am going to need a vacation from this vacation.