On the Road Again…
The next few weeks promise to be quite exciting. There are two trips in the offing that’ll give us the opportunity to test our traveling and posting skills.
This weekend…tomorrow actually…I’ve got the Society’s annual luncheon. That has nothing to do with any of this but starts the special-ness of this next month.
Next weekend, we’re off to Oregon for a leisurely stroll through the state with a couple of goals in mind…
- Donna needs new Nikes and we like to shop in the Nike store in Eugene
- I need a new computer and Oregon has no sales tax
- There’s an RV show in Salem we’d like to attend to put our thoughts in order regarding road-worthy vehicles
- Testing a serendipitous trip down the Oregon coast using Road Trip USA as our guide.
I’ve had this book for several years. I think it was a gift from my sister-in-law. In fact, the ragged part of the cover was chewed away by our cockatiel and she’s been dead for at least three years. Anyway, the book by Jamie Jensen lays out several routes going coast to coast and border to border. I’ve always thought it would be cool to drive them all. So I bought the updated version and you can see more here. One of the routes is on the Pacific Coast from Washington to San Diego. Fortunately, that includes 101 in our part of the world (I can see it from my front room as we speak). So we’ll try part from about Lincoln City back home to see if that might work as a plan. We’ll let you know.
Then, come the 14th of March, I’m off to Texas…flying so Donna will not be going…to visit the Buns. She’s turning 89 this year and it’s as good a time as any for all three of her kids to visit at the same time. That’s actually not correct…Bunnie lives with my sister Mel so she’s there all the time. David lives in Atlanta and had planned a visit. I figured I’d join them since I haven’t seen David in awhile and it would be nice for Mom to have her kids all together at one time. I’m staying for a week and plan to spend some time eating some biscuits and gravy since I can’t get that at home, visiting the Clayton Genealogical Library (if you haven’t been, you need to), playing some games and smoking a few cigars (another thing I can’t do at home). You can be sure I’ll keep you posted.
I’ve been told…although I don’t know that it’s true…most normal people can’t stand to be around the three Jones kids when they get together. I can’t for the life of me figure out why that would be true. We can be somewhat self-absorbed, obnoxious to others and apparently unfeeling and oblivious to the needs of the world at large and those attributes are amplified when the three of us inhabit the same general space. But it’s passing and we’ll have a very good time ignoring the rest of you.
I can’t wait. Mom will be thrilled.