It was great to escape the heat, dust, and chaos that is my normal life these days. Oregon was everything I hoped for and more. The Pacific air brought back many good memories and made me yearn again to live near this amazing coast.
We spent three days just walking on the beaches and retreating to the woods to camp with little concern for the outside world. The rest of the time we ventured around northwest Oregon and southwest Washington and just generally loafing about.
Twenty years ago I was certain that I would spend my life in the Pacific Northwest. Events transpired, or failed to, to allow this to happen and I have been drifting in the west for a long time now. Every time I see and smell the Pacific, I’m ready to settle down and grow some moss.