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Sallie (FullTime-Life)
Florida, Pacific Northwest, and points in between
It is not so much the destination that matters so much as the voyage itself..
Interests: Travel, nature, boating, reading, blogging about it all
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We're still transitioning between Summer and Fall here in the Eugene area. And that transition is most colorfully showcased at the Eugene Saturday Market. The flower stalls are at least as lush as they were in July. Market produce is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Full-time Life
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There's no better way to celebrate October than a walk around Kirk Pond ... ... especially if you have great company as you walk. Our daughter and I try to get out and around Kirk Pond and across Fern Ridge... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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September walk at Delta Ponds and Owen Rose Garden Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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Because this is the blog's 10th Anniversary year and the picture is so appropriate for the season, here is a re-run photo used in our very first Full-Time Life post around this time of year in 2007. It was taken... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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Drive to Dean Creek to view elk herd Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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The picture below is an un-edited photo of the sun near our apartment last Tuesday evening -- around 6 p.m. While it makes a rather pretty sky picture, the reason is not at all good because the dramatic tones are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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The eclipse started here on the Oregon Coast and reached complete totality in parts of the State. At one point last month it was estimated that over a million visitors would arrive in Oregon for this celestial event. We really... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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Either the priest or the gardener at this beautifully landscaped church in Salem has a good sense of humor. We were there to attend the funeral for Bill's Aunt Rosemary. This lovely lady, who lived to her late 90s, was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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You know you are a born road-tripper when you jump in the travel van and drive North to Washington State only a few weeks after settling in at home after a long cross country trip. (It's a 250 or so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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Yes, our annual summer migration is over.... in real life we've been home since the very end of June and, with this early August post, the trip will be over even in blog-land. (It was a long trip, but not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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This week's pictures, nearly the end of the road-trip, are all from the State of Idaho. We've spent quite a bit of time in that State over the years (both of us grew up in a tiny town in Washington... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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We've been happily at home in Oregon for over three weeks, but I'm still road-trip blogging -- because there are still fun pictures and experiences we don't want to forget . After we left Colorado on our way to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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On our way home to Oregon, we spent a couple of nights camping at Bear Lake. The Lake, which straddles the Utah/Idaho border, has been a favorite stopover for years. It is one of the prettiest, bluest lakes ever --... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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Please scroll down for SIGNS SIGNS entry. Happy to be home in Oregon in real life, but in blogland remembering and sharing highlights from our recent roadtrip ... still in Colorado for this post. The incredible Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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We are home again in Eugene and whipping our summer home back into shape (stocking empty cupboards and refrigerator, working through the big bag of laundry from the last of the roadtrip ... and, not least, trying to remember where... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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We've been in Colorado for a week... about halfway to our summertime destination in Oregon. We enjoyed the journey (most of it anyway) and it's good to be here at what feels like our home away from home (or our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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We are making our way across the country -- In East Texas this morning. No pictures downloaded yet -- but there will be current travel posts soon! Today, however, is still reminiscing about a decade ago, when we were loving... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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Somewhere around 3500 miles from Florida to Oregon via Colorado We are on the road again this week... Excited to be traveling back across the country... can't wait to see family in Colorado and in the Pacific Northwest. And we're... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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We've seen hundreds of Great Blue Herons and I've probably photographed nearly that many -- but it doesn't have to be a new bird to make me happy. Especially when we get to observe behavior we haven't seen before. We... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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The time for our late Spring cross-country migration is approaching. And that means it's time to clean up the odd little corners around here -- time for using up, straightening, giving away, or throwing out. We're going through the refrigerator/freezer... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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Happy Mother's Day! Grown-up Wood Storks aren't the loveliest birds in the world ... "... but they're so cute when they're little." Look at those big feet! All of the storks in this post were seen on the same day... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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It seems like it's either no birds or nothing but birds around FullTime-Life these days. Last week it was 'nothing but' (at least as far as pictures go). Only, oh my gosh, there was a whole lot of different kinds... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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May Day is for giving away flowers. When I was little we made May Day construction paper cornucopias and arranged jammed some garden flowers into them. The tradition was to hang these baskets on neighbors' doorknobs, ring the bell and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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On a recent mini-roadtrip to Cortez Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico, we did what we almost always do when we go away -- watched beautiful birds and observed their behavior. This handsome Great Blue Heron patiently waited for prey... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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When we visited Naples Botanical Gardens last Tuesday, a group was learning to make mandalas from fallen flower petals. Although we didn't take part in the activity, I found that gazing at the arrangements and making photographs were meditative experiences... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at A Full-time Life
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