Archive for 'Travels'
Shake-down Cruise

Shake-down Cruise

Posted 20 June 2010 | By | Categories: Scenery, Travels | No Comments

We’re counting down to our big adventure.  Eleven days until we hit the road.  Sure…LOTS of people have trailers and take off for months at a time, but this certainly is something I didn’t think I would ever be doing.   But when I looked in the rear view mirror last weekend it became a reality. [...]

Trailer for sale or rent…………..

Trailer for sale or rent…………..

Posted 12 May 2010 | By | Categories: Travels | 11 Comments

It appears that we have firmed up our “retirement” travel plans and on  July 1 we will be taking off on an adventure.   I honestly never thought that I would say this, but I am pretty excited that we are now the proud owners of a small-ish trailer, and very soon we will have a [...]

Back Home Again

Posted 29 March 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Travels | 1 Comment

I’ve actually been home a week but this is the first I’ve been moved to write.  All good intentions to the contrary, I’ve still not been able to incorporate a consistent posting strategy.  Maybe someday.  Until then, we’ll have to make good with these on again/off again posts.  Sorry. The trip to Texas was fantastic. [...]

Guest Post

Guest Post

Posted 06 March 2010 | By | Categories: Clay, Donna, Durry, Travels | 2 Comments

Clay wrote a nice blog post comparing and contrasting our analog travel journal system and the digital journaling that he (and we) do today. Check out his Exitcreative blog

Together Again

Together Again

Posted 22 February 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Travels | 4 Comments

It’s been a few years since we were together…all together at the same time.  I’ve been to David’s house and Mel’s…Mel and David spent a couple of holidays together at Dave’s gulf coast house.  The last time all three of us were together we took a genealogy trip to Kiowa county with Mom.  That was [...]

Best Deal in the History of the World

Best Deal in the History of the World

Posted 22 February 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Travels | No Comments

That may be a bit much…but just a bit. This morning we had breakfast in Trinidad (the town north of us, not the Caribbean) and then walked the head.  Donna will have a post up later…she took some videos with seals barking, surf crashing, bell buoys ringing…and on the way back home we decided to stop in [...]

On the Road Again…

On the Road Again…

Posted 20 February 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Travels | 1 Comment

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, [...]

Avery Island Pepper Plants

Avery Island Pepper Plants

Posted 08 February 2010 | By | Categories: Food, Scenery, Travels | 1 Comment

This past October we took a cross country train trip on Amtrak’s Empire Builder, Capitol Limited,  Acela,  Crescent and the City of New Orleans.  We stopped in  Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, and New Orleans, before getting  back to Portland and our car.   When we got to New Orleans we rented a car for [...]

Mr. Churros’s – Olvera Street, LA

Mr. Churros’s – Olvera Street, LA

Posted 07 November 2008 | By | Categories: Durry, Travels | No Comments

We’ve been back to Mr. Churro’s three times.  We read somewhere that these are the best — certainly better than the Costco version.   Lucky you….I am about at the end of the Parker/Jones trip to Chicago.  We’re about to board the Coast Starlight back up to Eugene.

View from the Top

View from the Top

Posted 07 November 2008 | By | Categories: Travels | No Comments

Our train was early into LA, so we had more than two hours to stroll around downtown.  So here is the Los Angeles City Hall — newly renovated.  It took three elevators to get to the 27th floor for these panorama photos of downtown LA.  I can’t take credit for the photos — I sent [...]