Monday, April 26, 2010

My adventure filled trip to Portland!

My timing was so spot on...I was on schedule for departure to Oregon and everything fell into place - that is always confirmation for me that I am on the right path...

I headed to Dallas to spend a few days with my loving friends Peggy & Kelli - and my other friends in Dallas...it was great to see 'em all and get caught up. It seems everyone is experiencing LOTS 'o change in their lives...a favorite quote, 'the only thing constant is change'.

I left Dallas and made my way up through Oklahoma...fun to see the country side - and to stop into the famous raw restaurant 105 Degrees...I must say, it was the MOST fancy raw meal I have ever had...so yummy - and a really fresh and bright atmosphere. Who knew you could have raw red velvet cake?????????

I then headed up to my dear childhood friend Stephanie's in Kansas...it was SO great to see her and her beautiful family - her husband, Buck and their kiddos...and of course, her lovely Mama, Anne...Anne and Stephanie are gorgeous Greeks whom I have always admired their exotic beauty - both inside and out.

They gave me a tour of their darling town of Winthrop - and while my stay was short, it was sure nice to see them...here is their puppy wishing me a safe journey.

My next stop was Denver...I was hoping to get to Cheyenne by night time so I only stopped in Denver for a few hours...had to stop at a Whole Foods where Harley decided his best spot to chill was right in front of the driver's seat on the dashboard...I don't think so. :-) Luckily, he was only there for a minute or two!

Having spent a lot of time in Denver due to my software installation days, I now realize I didn't see much of Denver at all...it is full of young, energetic people - kind of a similar feel to Portland. It also feels very 'new' to me - and probably because Denver's huge growth spurt has been more recent...

When I left downtown Denver around 6PM, I made my way North...found a Flying J to park at...and then...the most bizarre thing happened.

Sound asleep at 2AM - I woke up to what I thought was a massive earthquake!! Soon to realize it wasn't an earthquake but rather a woman busting into my truck with her mini-van - likely at around 30 MPH!! WAKE UP!! When I finally came to, I ran outside and she was completely out of it...I sense it was some sort of sleeping pill or something - and luckily there was a witness that saw the whole thing...she 'got up' from sleeping, moved into the drivers seat, left it in reverse for 10 minutes and then hit the gas (in reverse). As my dear friend said, 'only 2 women could get into a car accident while both asleep'! I guess the blessing is that we were both asleep so injuries were kept to a minimum. The sheriff came and blessed the whole event and I headed to the Dodge dealership to see if the road trip could continue. I was given my 'inspection' along the way orders and made a beeline to Oregon.

Once in Oregon, the insurance process kicked into play...it ended up being a 'total' - still working towards resolution - and know that it will resolve perfectly.

Sooo, here I am in Oregon - at a RV park - my parents were so generous to allow me to stay in their RV for my stopover - as one of my neighbor RV'rs (who remembers me from last year) said, 'you have upgraded'!

I look forward to seeing my Portland Peeps! It will be fun spending more time with my Sis and her fam - and my folks!! Tomorrow Auntie Joy picks the kids up from school! :-) Wheeee!

What's next for Waldo??? When I know, I will let you in on it!

Hugs and Love!
Joy

1 comment:

  1. So funny (night accident)! How I now wish I coulda kept me blog going last year! It's been fun to read yours. Thanks!

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