1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the invite to your site… that was quite a sunset!

      Glad you liked my beach dog photos. I wasn’t sure if the post would be one that other’s could find this week. I ran into technical difficulties with the post (I think it actually posted more than once…eeks!) The WordPress happiness team looked into the situation and said there was a known problem this week. So, thanks for leaving me a comment!


          1. Thank you. I’ll check them out.

            When I was seven, I lived the summer in a little berg called Gold Hill, OR, along the Rogue River. Many good memories there. I still remember the lady next door who would invite my sister and I over for cookies and milk on occastion.

            I’ve traveled through central Oregon on occastion on my way from Sacramento, CA, to Coeur d’Alene, ID, and Spokane, WA, where I had relatives: a grandfather and two aunts and an uncle. Very beautiful.

            I’ve also traveled along the Columbia River to Portlant from Utah. Beautiful river.

            In 1997, I believe it was, I visited an Internet friend south of Grants Pass, where I actually spent one night before landing in Gold Hill. We visited, with another Internet friend from Medford, Crater Lake, which I remember from a kid, as well as Wild Safari animal park, the first for that kind of adventure. All the animals were pretty much asleep, being the middle part of the day. We also went south into northern California, and visited Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, then swung north on 101 and spent some time at a nice beach there, which was a lot of fun.

            The northwest is by far the best place I’ve ever lived/visited. Born in Seattle, I lived in Spokane, then Coeur d’Alene, then points south until arriving in Sacramento.

            I’d love to come visit again, but with over 419,000 miles on my car’s speedometer, I’m not sure it would be up for the trip. 🙂

            Hope I didn’t bore you. I got carried away. 🙂


            1. Not boring at all, Chris.
              I think that is one of the hidden perks about blogging, bumping into folks who live and write about where either we grew up, or, places that cause us to recall fond memories. You’ve traveled the Northwest extensively, and all memorable places. I haven’t made it to the Redwoods yet. I hope we can go while it is still magnificent. My daughter recently moved out of Seattle to Gig Harbor. Seattle traffic is enough to break down even the newest of vehicles… best your well-loved care not travel there 🙂

              Missouri is a bit of a mystery to me… we traveled through whenever driving the cross-country trek to Philadelphia to visit relatives. And a place we discussed a lot in fourth grade history curriculum as the Jumping Off point for the Oregon Trail!


            2. Missouri is part of the midwest growing belt, at least for the GMO soy beans and GMO corn. Farmers aren’t too bright, to the degree that they don’t realize the dangers of GMOs. They seem to believe whatever they are told by the seed-monsters, like Monsanto and such.

              There’s a lot of grazing land that is baled up, as there are a lot of livestock here as well and they all eat hay, especially in the winter when there’s snow on the ground.

              Farther south from where I live is a lot of tree-covered land, with the famed Lake of the Ozarks, a very beautiful place, which runs into Truman Lake, I believe, which is about as big as the other.

              Alas, nothing I would call mountainous, at least where I have been. Hilly galore, however. There’s hardly a flat place in the entire state, unless it’s along an ancient riverbed.

              Of course, we have the Missouri River on one side for half the state and the Mississippi River bordering the other side.


            3. All the lakes and rivers are full of mud, as there are very few streams with rock-filled bottoms. Just dirt, dirt, dirt everywhere. Even our little stream out back is mud-bottomed, interspersed with flat rocks, many of which contain shell fossils.

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