Now that it's May, I can say we will be moving to South Dakota next month. Whoa. I'm pretty excited and anxious to get out there. Right now it feels like we're living in limbo, standing on the precipice of a brand new life while still going about the daily business of living this current … Continue reading The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Tag: Long Beach
I'm writing this post while kicking back in a vintage travel trailer on the Washington coast. It's the same trailer Tara and I booked in 2014, when we came out to Long Beach on my birthday weekend for the Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival. Deja vu, 'cause we are here again for the same … Continue reading Nobody Cares
Rubber On Wood
The low growl of a diesel engine rumbles to life and then idles, the steady deep-throated purr of a cat. Footsteps echo across a dock, rubber on wood, followed by the metallic clang of cargo being loaded. The plaintive cry of a gull fills the air. Astoria is waking up. We pull back the blinds … Continue reading Rubber On Wood
Propane is For Yuppies
Camping is a whole lot of hard work and expense followed by a day so relaxing you feel like you could melt into your camp chair. And then a whole lot of hard work again. But man, I love it. It all started Thursday after work, when we made a run to a sporting goods … Continue reading Propane is For Yuppies
Drunk Raccoons Make Great Coonskin Caps
When I was a kid, I wanted a pet raccoon. I was enamored with the creatures. I thought they lookedcool, with their ringed tails and masked faces. We did a lot of camping while growing up, and I would always see them strolling through the campground after dark, their eyes glowing when you shined a … Continue reading Drunk Raccoons Make Great Coonskin Caps
Love Is In The Air. And Chowder, too.
A few days ago I got a hankering for a really good cup of clam chowder, so I did what anybody would do to satisfy that craving: made a 240-mile round trip to go get me some. What? You wouldn't?! One of the things that attracted me to Tara was the fact that she once … Continue reading Love Is In The Air. And Chowder, too.