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Oregon Roadtripping [Jul. 28th, 2003|03:18 pm]
Nicodemus
Last Friday, our household (kit_ping, 3catsjackson, and myself) began driving towards Oregon. Kit has family there and I wanted to see more of the Portland area.

We spent two days driving up and are now staying in Gresham, a small town outside of Portland proper. We've been spending day trips driving around the local countryside (in some piercing sunshine, too) seeing local picturesque towns with silly names such as Tualatin and Vernonia. Quite enjoyable, really, except for the occasional headache and glaring sun in the car.

I am learning one thing... The bay area has amazing geographical diversity. Travelling a few miles can not only change the surrounds, it can change the climate. Here, one can drive for quite a ways without any real change in the landscape. But the Portlanders are nice enough to indulge me and there are some subtler changes as the woods transition to forest and hills to bluffs.

We'll continue our driving tours until about the end of this week, at which time we'll make the less scenic drive back down the I-5 corridor.
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2003-07-28 04:49 pm (UTC)

I'm in Portland!

Contact me. Maybe we can get together? Haven't seen you in a while. We mice need to stick together ya know.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-07-29 09:38 am (UTC)

Re: I'm in Portland!

I wanted to but I appear to have lost your email! I emailed Windmist last week and haven't heard from him, the rogue.

Gimme an email with your phone number and maybe we can set something up. We're up here through Thursday.
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2003-07-29 01:00 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm in Portland!

Email sent to your nicodemus.org address. See ya soon hopefully!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-07-29 10:21 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm in Portland!

Got it and responded. Closed the loop. Completed the cycle. Abused the metaphor.
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[User Picture]From: sabercat
2003-07-28 06:14 pm (UTC)

Me too!

I'm up here now too! Out in Hillsboro, but still in the area nonetheless. Maybe we could hook up for dinner? There's a GREAT Indian place around the corner. Lemme know and I'll send you my #
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-07-29 10:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Me too!

I didn't know you were up in this neck of the woods! Cool.

Email me contact info. (I don't think I have your email, either... I'm really bad at this address book thing, apparently. Pfah.) We'll see if we can hook up. If not this trip, we are back up in the area regularly, so we can plan it next time.
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[User Picture]From: wolfstoy
2003-07-29 01:23 am (UTC)
Other than the Orgonian drivers, I really like driving around Oregon. Be sure to head up the Columbia River on I84 and check out the waterfalls!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-07-29 10:19 pm (UTC)
It is absolutely beautiful, very true. And, really, compared to the Bay Area drivers, the drivers here don't seem too bad. :)
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