Okay, where were we? Right. A day at the coast and then on to Portland. With friends. Including one husband, and a bonus daughter. Plus those mummies. And that dead person.
This (hideously misshapen) guy is a hotel marker, and please don’t ask us why he is standing the way he is. We didn’t. (But we DID assume it was to direct drivers down the road behind us.)
At this point, we were walking to get some dinner. The ideas we had, up to here, were all shot down, due to it being a Tuesday. (Again, we chose not to ask.) But then, we just sort of wandered up to a place. And it was great!
The next night’s evening meal (sadly, sans one) was slightly better planned. In a way. My son helped. (Using WAY more words.)
In Eugene, we have a lack of good (basic, old-fashioned) Italian restaurants. In New Jersey, they do not. Fortunately, my friends love me, and allow me to select food. So we went HERE. And it was super good. Of course, several desserts were shared, top left: chocolate cream puffs, top right: cheese cake, bottom center: tiramisu.
There are a few more photos around, I think. But for now, you are mostly all caught up. The entire trip was refreshing. Enlightening. Uplifting. An excellent adventure. And I want to do it again SOON!
Today was not bad either, though. When I woke up, my intention (relax/de-stress) and our message, were perfectly clear.
Passion and Devotion;
spend time doing what you love.
And on our card altar, positivity reigns supreme. Just the way we like it.
“Snowflake Obsidian ~
empowerment, protection, ideas, talents
You have so many wonderful inspirations, ideas, and talents that, to date, you have kept hidden, protecting and nurturing them within the fertile and loving landscape of your heart and imagination. And rightly so, for the last few years have been like an incubation period, a time in which you have subconsciously been collecting creative fuel to be used at a later date.
Well, that time has now come! You will soon begin to express and empower your ideas and inspirations as you discover practical applications for them in the physical world. It is time for you to shine so don’t hold back any longer!”
Any definition that arrives with such excitable and enthusiastic punctuation can only be a good omen. This one sounds so joyous! We’ll take it.
Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno
includes our picnic dinner. Where we heard the Springfield Community Concert Band playing music at a free park concert.
(If you click on that link, you’ll see a group picture, Ally [and her very large musical instrument] can be seen in the last row, far left. Her delightful Mrs is in the center row, 6th one in from the left [with a smaller, but no less important, instrument].)
It was only 7.234 miles round-trip, but the hills brought our time (46 minutes and 14 seconds) and average pace (9.3 MPH) down considerably. The event was totally worth it though.
Dan’s map failed, so there will be no link this time. (Which is too bad, that ride would have been fun to see, especially elevation, and looping turns to look at a house, pick up some salad, and our circuitous route home.)