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Jolie
I'm crafty, yet shy.
Interests: Portland, OR
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Today I walked in the West Hills of Brooklyn. It was a cool morning and luckily it stayed dry. I pass these flowers on the way to the bus stop each morning. I kept making a mental note to take a picture on my next walk. I finally remembered several... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Greg and I had such a nice hike last weekend, that we decided to do it again. The only change we made was to do it in reverse. We walked down the main Oaks Bottom path to the Springwater Corridor and then took the Oaks Bottom trail home. This view... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Greg and I walked with our neighbors and city planners through Brooklyn to discuss the new MAX stations that will be at Holgate and also at Rhine. We met at the Brooklyn park and it was a beautiful morning to walk. City planners and Trimet were on hand to listen... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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I didn't work today, so I decided to walk early to beat the heat. I almost stayed in bed with my cuddly kittens, but I got up and was walking by 7:15am. I'm so glad I did. It was cool, but by the end I was still a sweaty mess.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Today I headed to the West Hills of Brooklyn. It was hot and I didn't want to deal with long waits for lights to change or construction all in very sunny, exposed areas. So I stayed closer to home and went looking for shade, often crossing the street several times... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Greg and I got up and headed to Oaks Bottom. We definitely wanted to walk while it was still cool. We thought the Oaks Bottom 5k would be just perfect. Once we got halfway down the path, I saw the trail to the left. I've always wanted to go that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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I don't usually work on Fridays, but I did have to work a half day today. The weather was pretty much perfect this morning and I impatiently counted the minutes until I was free and able to walk. I dropped off 10 more books at the small lending library on... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Today was a perfect walking weather day for me. It started off sunny and warm, but then a storm moved in and I ended my walk in cool light rain. So refreshing. I headed up to the West Hills of Brooklyn and just took the time to enjoy my surroundings.... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Greg and I spent the weekend in Newport. On Friday, we walked along Nye Beach and watched the sunset. On Sunday before heading for home, we stopped at Moolack Beach and walked for a couple of hours. The day was just gorgeous. We couldn't have asked for better weather. I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Today I walked with a purpose. Ever since I saw the small lending library less than a mile from my house on Clinton, I've wanted to leave some books there. Today I finally rounded up some books and headed that way. It was a very cool morning and I almost... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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I had a really great walk today. I felt strong and I walked fast. I was enjoying the walk so much that I had to remind myself to look for photo ops. Not a bad problem to have, especially when a year ago I would take photos as an excuse... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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I knew that the Dalai Lama would be speaking at the Maitripia College which is slightly over a mile from my house. I knew that I should walk there on my walk. I'd kick myself if I didn't check it out. I started walking just after 8am. That's pretty early... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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I wanted to walk somewhere different on my birthday and decided on Mt. Tabor. The base of this mountain is 4 miles from my house, so it's too far for my normal walks. Greg and I drove and parked about halfway up this cinder cone at the visitor center. From... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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It's hot! Ok, it's only 75 degrees and I'm a total wimp. Most of my friends are basking in the sun, but I'm already over it. While they are energized and happy, the sun makes me tired and sweaty. I'm wishing for the rains to return and a few more... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Today I decided to walk through the Reed College Campus. I was looking for somewhere away from construction. Previously, this distance along with the hills prevented me from getting all the way to Reed. Today I decided to give it a try. I walked through the very industrial area just... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Happy May Day! I've always love this day. I grew up leaving flowers on neighbors' doorsteps, ringing the bell, and running away. I've only done this once or twice as an adult. I'm always surprised when people have never heard of this tradition. This cat's eyes are enormous. I'm really... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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I've been seeing so many of helicopters flying about the last few days and thought they would be the perfect subject for little things. I found these guys on today's walk. 1907 is a pretty early sidewalk for Portland. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Greg and my mom-in-law were in Eugene completing the half and full marathons respectively. I figured I should go a healthy distance in solidarity. It's been a really long time since I've walked 7 miles. It felt really good. I did have a bit of pain early on, but it... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Today I walked down to Westmoreland Park, because I had the day off. I love visiting the ducks and geese whenever I can. It was a beautiful morning and a really nice walk. I walk past the Brooklyn Laundromat often. I've always like the laundry soap rainbow. Today I finally... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Another beautiful day for walking. It was only about 70 degrees, but it felt down right hot to me. I headed to Ladd's Addition to find some shade. Ok, I know this is hard to see, but there is now curb and a single paved lane in the background of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Yikes! I can't believe my last real walk was on April 5th. 17 days! Well, for 5 of those days, I was in San Fran and got plenty of walking in. As for the other days, I hit another crazy busy period where walking just got pushed to the side.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Greg and I spent 5 days in San Francisco and we walked a lot! We aren't the sort to lounge by a pool on vacation. We pack each day and usually could use another vacation when we return home. This picture was taken at the first tower of the Golden... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Karen and I have been friends since 1995. Her 40th Birthday party was last weekend. A month or so ago, she asked me if I would want to help her make a pinata of the Portland Oregon sign for her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at That Jolie Girl
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I'm trying to take Photo Friday pictures on my walks. I almost used a picture of a cat I found a few days ago, but when it came time to post the picture I just couldn't. I had to use a picture of my own pets. Zor and Zam are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at That Jolie Girl Walks
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Greg and I took a much need vacation to San Francisco. This was the first real vacation we've had in over a year. Our main reason for visiting was to see my bestie Diana who moved down here a couple... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at That Jolie Girl