I’m basically posting this because I just got back from an amazing mini road trip and I haven’t posted in forever and a half and I figure shoving my birthday celebrations in your faces is a great way to come back. (In a nice way I promise. I really just want to say hi and share my joy.)
So, here is the deal, I’ve been posting only pre-scheduled posts and have been pretty much offline since Friday and I’ve lived my life since then (until today) something like this…
I really wasn’t off the grid. I used my phone and all of its smarts more than I probably should have. No shame. None. Here are some pictures of the trip.
So we our first way-point was Astoria, OR. It is mostly museums so we chose to just drive on through (I’m not a museum-y person.) Here is an attempt at an artsy shot I took through the skylight as we drove under the bridge to Astoria. It is crummy, I know but we were moving and my phone’s camera isn’t exactly high quality, so cut me some slack. (That black thing at the top? Oh that’s just the car roof. I couldn’t stretch forward enough with my seat belt.)
Here is the view from the bridge of the umpteen-million logs waiting to be shipped to who knows where.
Yes, yes I know you can’t really tell. My apologies. Then we stopped at Cannon Beach because my dear mother missed it very much apparently, I was grudgingly slightly impressed and very traumatized, but we’ll get to that in a minute, for know enjoy Haystack rock.
I also got candied bacon. CARMALIZED/CANDIED BACON FOLKS. With hazelnuts on top. AKA heaven on a plate.
So yeah, that was my life for the past few days, mostly a lot of food and more than a little bit of trauma. My birthday has been great. I got a lot of books and money to buy books and things to use in books, and ice cream because food is life. So I’m sure you’ve been sitting there reading this post a little bit like this: