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We are in full drive mode right now... advancing on the East Coast... Our return has taken us to Rawlins WY (Ferris Mansion B&B), then Minden NE ( Farmhouse B&B) and Brown Street Inn in Iowa City, a place that we have been to 5 or 6 times since it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at The juggling tour
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Found this sign just outside of Bend Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2012 at The juggling tour
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We are back in Ontario, OR, fishing on the Owyhee River. We came back because last time we were here (about a month ago) we caught big fish and we wanted to catch more. Well, today we did. Alicia's self-report card on catching big fish: 1. Learn how to catch... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at The juggling tour
The housesit in Bend was over this morning and we are now back in Ontario OR to once again fish the Owyhee River (for 4 days) . Bend is a nice little "city" -- full services, restaurants, etc but you can cross town in less than 10 minutes. We found... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at The juggling tour
When we first got here, I thought.. "bigger than I thought" but now after being here for 12 days.. not as big. It has all the urban things you might like, plus a funky downtown, nice parks, good restaurants and access to just about everything. Population 81,000. So you can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at The juggling tour
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The day started out with us getting up late ... and Alicia just wanted to fish ... and catch ... and have nice meals. So, she hired the tanned, well-dressed, handsome and exceptionally skilled fishing guide to take care of all her daily needs (fish, catch, eating, etc.) (for those... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at The juggling tour
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We finally made it to Smith Rocks... a Climbing area that I just never got to. What a place! It is "gorge"ous.. it sits in a canyon with the Crooked river running through it.. The place is incredibly well maintained for climbers by the Oregon State Parks system. The improvements... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at The juggling tour
For those of you who were there, and many who were not. It was HOT ... 96 ish (Andrea ... married in our yard ... June 2006??? ... had nothing on us!) It was radical ... a Catholic priest from Massachusetts presiding over a Catholic service in a Methodist Church... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at The juggling tour
When we were married, we went on a one week Windjammer cruise out of Camden ME for our honeymoon. For the 10th anniversary, we went to Amherst for a hot air balloon ride at 6:00AM and stayed in a B&B (I put Alicia in the car and didn't tell her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at The juggling tour
Ice........ at $2/day With all the camping and day trips that we are doing, the single biggest commodity that we require is ICE... usually 7-10lbs every day or so... particularly when the weather was in the 90's (Currenly in Bend the days are now mostly in the 70-80 and nights... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at The juggling tour
Here in Bend, you can look out and see the very near mountains, Mt, Bachelor, the Three Sisters, Mt. Washington and others.. I am told that you can see Mt, Jefferson and Mt. Hood on a clear day if you drive to the top of Pilot Butte. Well.. We have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at The juggling tour
The state of Oregon has legislated that all gas stations must be full service... You can't pump your own gas... What a PITA! . Most will only pump your gas and not give full service (windows).. the attendants slob around, as you wait for them, then you wait more as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at The juggling tour
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We talking about a shoe tree here... about 10 miles outside of Bend in the general middle of nowhere... mostly scrub pine, tumbleweed and dirt, there is this shoe tree. Must have been a school prank, but there is no school in site. In the city, kids sling their shoes/sneakers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at The juggling tour
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As we drive around the broad area near Bend OR, we either act as tourists and seek out potentially interesting things or just happen across them. Well, we have found a number of things that are BIG. Near the campground was a sign for the BIG tree. It was a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at The juggling tour
We have arrived in Bend OR... where we will housesit for the next 2 weeks ( a nice indoors cat) .. It was 96 ish yesterday, but only 85 today... still damn hot! but no humidity. Will be reporting more as we get comfortable. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2012 at The juggling tour
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Who has missed photos of K&A fishing ... ?? Well this is Alicia at the Fall River Falls ... quite lovely (both Alicia and the falls). The Fall River is a spring creek, meaning all of the flow originates at a spring ... like Evian, or Perrier or Poland. Spring... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at The juggling tour
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1. Be in the river at the right time 2. Watch as the stocking truck from the fish hatchery arrives 3. Rush out of the river and dash towards the truck 4. Shove your net into the fish release stream, collecting a bunch of fish 5. Sort out your catch... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at The juggling tour
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Hey, we are paying top money to stay in these premium campsites ($20) and we get electricity at the picnic table... These campgrounds also come with a car wash... well, the sign actually says "dump station" (which for non-camping readers is a place RVers dump their poop and dirty water).... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at The juggling tour
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Oregon (or at least the areas that we have been driving recently) has many tree lined streets... well there are many, many trees and they just cut a road in the forest.. most of the roads (and trees) are straight... resulting in tree lined boulevards... this one is very typical,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at The juggling tour
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Reporting from La Pine, Oregon This has been an unusual year for deer sightings ... for a few years we have seen lots of deer and no fawns. This year, we have seen a lot of does with fawns, generally two per mom. Sitting in the campsite this morning, we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at The juggling tour
We are currently in LaPine OR, 25 miles south of Bend, it is 95F.... a bit hot. At the campground, an unusual site is to watch people lighting up campfires, while Alicia and I have fans going (thank you electricity at the campsite). Today, while trying to remain cool and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at The juggling tour
We have been in a campground near Chiloquin OR for the past 3 days. The goal here was to fish the Williamson and Wood rivers. Everything I read suggested hard access due to private land and difficult fishing due to the nature of lake-run trout/steelhead. But, being a real resourceful... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at The juggling tour
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Alicia here ... Some people think that camping is "roughing it". Well, we just don't agree. Feast your eyes on some of these great meals that we have prepared at various campsites this summer. Grilled ribeye steak and corn - Kevin's favorite Shrimp with spinach, lemons and couscous Grilled salmon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at The juggling tour
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As we exited Oregon, we had to drive south in order to drive north to get to Bend (our next major destination). We were told to drive through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, .. so we did. GEEZ, this place was majestic... Alicia thought it was "spiritual".. It is INCREDIBLE... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at The juggling tour
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The last time Alicia stuck her toes in the Pacific was the start of our 1996 cross country bike ride.. in San Diego. She once again "toed in" in Astoria and now she is "toeing out" at Harris Beach.... Did you notice that she does not have her down parka... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at The juggling tour