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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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Here's the nature walk of the week here in Florida. These pictures are from Ann Olesky Park on Lake Trafford, in the Northeast corner of Collier County. We had some rain last week, but on this day, the sky was... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Full-time Life
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People often ask how long it takes us to drive across the country and it's hard to answer. We tend to wander and stop whenever we feel like it. This time, we covered 4,680 miles and the trip took us... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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In Blogland, we've been away for awhile ... but in real life we're still here on earth. Happily, we're now at home, getting re-acquainted with our little corner of the world here on the Caloosahatchie River in Florida. But that's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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It's kind of in-between seasons here in the Eugene area. Too late for summer and too early for Fall color. And no wildlife sightings. I took not a single outdoor picture last week. In fact, I took no pictures at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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These pictures are from yesterday afternoon's get-together at the home of our grandson and granddaughter-in-law. Even now, at the end of the season, their backyard is colorful and comfortable. Somehow, when each of our children bought their first home and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Sticking close to home this week doing some fun stuff that I don't document well with photographs. You know, like cooking, eating, reading, walking, visiting with local family. Of course I do take pictures sometimes when I do the latter... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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We enjoyed a lovely three-day getaway to the beautiful Oregon Coast last week. It is always a joy to be at the ocean and I never tire of the Pacific coast. An added benefit this time was getting out of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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This is a mostly a repeat memory post with some added thoughts and all new pictures. On our summer camping trip in June we drove through New Pine Creek, the tiny (not-quite-a) town that straddles the Oregon-California border. We lived... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Central Oregon has a fiery past and Newberry, the largest volcano in the Cascade Range, is a good place to learn about it. This volcano began erupting 500,000 years ago. It created massive lava flows that covered 1,200 square miles.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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… both found in Oregon, way in the back of beyond. Behind where our trailer was parked in Adel Far away from the population centers of the State of Oregon, we spent four nights in the town of Adel. Not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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It used to be kind of boring to talk about the weather -- not so much anymore, sadly. A massive heat dome is expected to cover most of the country this week, bringing yet another round of extremely hot summertime... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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All is well in our little corner of the world. It's too hot and dry here just as it is in pretty much the entire western part of the United States and Canada. We've had a few smoky mornings from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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To celebrate Independence Day, July 4 2021. Pike's Peak, Colorado I wish "America the Beautiful" were our National Anthem. With all respect to Francis Scott Key, the words of Katherine Lee Bates better express what we celebrate about our country.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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End of June and it is HOT HOT HOT. Hard to believe that here in Western Oregon we are staying indoors because of heat and not rain. Grateful we have air-conditioning. Because of our usual moderate climate, many people do... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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We spent most of our two week vacation road-tripping in Southeastern Oregon. The one word description of the area is "Vast". It is large in size and small in population. There are many hidden treasures for road-trip adventurers. Places to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Because it's been a busy week, we're serving "planned-overs" today. As with many of our meals during that kind of week, I like that term better than "left-overs". But it is the same thing. Obviously. We are going on a... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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We went to see the rhododendrons at Hendricks Park Friday. Most of last week was colder and wet and so we jumped at the chance to get out when the morning looked at least partly sunny. I have to laugh... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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It was a good week -- life is slowly coming back to normal. But not many pictures, so it's archive-mining again -- from earlier this month, a year ago, and a few years (too many) ago. 'To see we must... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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The mini-roadtrip of the week was to Upper Fall Creek, SE of home about 40 miles. This particular loop wasn't as familiar to us as some of the other areas up the McKenzie or Willamette Rivers. Upper Fall Creek It... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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I'm having computer problems, so this will be a post of few words. Updates (unasked for) caused me to lose all my links and bookmarks. I wish all these computer people could just leave well-enough-alone! I have also been unable... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Nothing much new under the sun this week. Or actually under the rain and gray clouds. Rain is definitely needed, so I'm not feeling sad about it at all. And besides there are photo-worthy skies in the archives. Here are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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It's a real feast for the eyes around home this month. From the flamboyant ... to the delicate. From the brightest colors, To the softest pastels All arrayed under clear blue April skies. It's Springtime in Oregon. We are grateful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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The eleventh of April marks an anniversary of sorts for us. One year ago on this date we arrived at home after an earlier-than-planned trip back to Oregon from Florida. (Due to Covid, Oregon felt like a safer place to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Really not very wild at all, but the path where I took a long walk last week is about as wild as we get these days. The area around this section of the river path is a little less-developed than... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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We've been enjoying Spring-like weather for at least a couple of weeks. but the season officially started on March 20. Here's what the first week of Spring looked like around here: In our neighborhood on the paths to the river,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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