October 1, 2023

It’s summer season! Let’s exit and luxuriate in it. Sadly, the climate hasn’t been cooperating. It warmed up earlier in June, however bought chilly once more final week. We bought an enormous rain and hail storm. I suppose that’s good for the snowpack, however I’m prepared for hotter climate. Come on, our heater kicked in on summer season solstice. We’re bored with being chilly. The following 10 days must be very nice, although. Portland will get a string of 80 levels sunny days. That’s good for me.

This summer season, I’m going to take it straightforward and luxuriate in life. It’ll be the summer season of Joe. I must loosen up and get my bearing whereas the climate is good. The lengthy grey Pacific Northwest winter is brutal. Hopefully, we’ll have a light summer season so we will exit and luxuriate in nature extra.  

Summer season break

RB40Jr is so glad to get out of faculty. It has been a tough yr for him. Sadly, he bought sick as quickly as he bought out of faculty. It’s only a chilly. He had a low-grade fever for one night time and began to enhance. He has been trying ahead to summer season all yr lengthy so it was a bummer. He’s nearly again to regular now. We’ll exit and have some enjoyable quickly.

As for me, I’m going to take it straightforward this summer season. I’ll lower the posting frequency to as soon as per week. I plan to do much less supply driving as nicely. I heard summer season isn’t excellent for drivers. Individuals wish to go to eating places when it’s good out. I don’t thoughts working much less.

This summer season, we’ll head to the park extra typically and follow baseball, basketball, Frisbee, and tennis. It must be plenty of enjoyable. RB40Jr and I must train extra.

Journey plan

Normally, we take an enormous journey someplace yearly, however we traveled an excessive amount of final yr. So we’re taking a break from worldwide journey. As an alternative of going overseas, we’ll get pleasure from Portland and the Pacific Northwest. That is one of the best time of the yr. The climate is gentle and there are lots of out of doors actions to get pleasure from. We’ll go see free live shows round city and check out new eating places. Mrs. RB40 needs to take a look at some new (to us) city trails. Portland is definitely a lot nicer this yr than the previous couple of years. Town has been cleansing up downtown. They’re attempting to entice the vacationers to come back again after just a few tough years.

Highway journeys

We’ve got three small highway journeys this summer season.

Seaside, OR – Mrs. RB40 and I are heading to Seaside by ourselves! RB40Jr will go to a sleepover together with his buddies. We haven’t gone on a visit alone since 2010. Lastly, we will get away for two days. Thank goodness.

Leavenworth, WA – Mrs. RB40 all the time wished to go to Leavenworth. We’re heading up there for a weekend journey in July. It’s an extended drive, nevertheless it must be plenty of enjoyable. Leavenworth is an enthralling Bavarian village on the foot of the Cascade Mountain vary. I heard it’s very nice there.

Oregon Dunes – Do you know Frank Herbert was inspired by the Oregon Dunes to put in writing his well-known sci-fi guide, Dune? The current remake was nice. I’m trying ahead to half 2 quickly. The trailer appears superior.

This space is fairly wonderful. We drove via many instances and all the time wished to discover the dunes extra. This summer season, we’ll go tenting on the seashore for five nights. Really, I booked a yurt for us so it isn’t actually tenting. Heh heh. We stayed in a yurt earlier than and it’s nice. You’ve got all of the enjoyable of tenting with out the inconveniences. Hopefully, our buddies can be part of us for just a few nights. The children may have plenty of enjoyable constructing campfires and hanging out on the seashore. Perhaps we’ll strive sandboarding or experience an ATV on the dunes.

What about you? Do you’ve gotten any large plans this summer season? It looks as if everyone seems to be taking an enormous journey abroad. My faculty good friend is taking her household to Italy for six weeks. Wow, I’m jealous.

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