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Astoria Midsummer Scandinavian Fest 2011

This was the fourth year in a row we have been to the Astoria Midsummer Scandinavian Fest. We always made a point to look ahead on the calender at book a room at The Commodore for this weekend. This time, however, we cancelled our months-in-advance reservations because we sort of spontaneously moved here instead. This […]

Tourists In Portland

Last weekend, we went to Portland. Our visit was filled with errands and events. A haircut. A car wash. A Timbers match. A trip to the library, the credit union, and the post office. A fruit beer festival. A milk carton boat race. A trip to the Apple Store, where we blew all our downsizing […]

Oregon Style Honeymoon, Part One: Oregon State Fair

A quick window of internet access in Prairie City, Oregon. It’s in the middle of nowhere, but they have free wireless. And good fried chicken. After this, we are in the woods and mountains. I’ve been to a couple of county fairs now, but I don’t think I’ve ever been to a state fair. I […]

Astoria Midsummer Scandinavian Fest 2010

Ah, midsummer. Seems like a cruel joke doesn’t it? Remember last weekend? Thirty six hours of sun and 85 degrees? We will remember those hours fondly when 2010 was known as The Year With The 36 Hour Summer. We’ll bore the grandkids with our wistful stories and try to keep from spitting our teeth out. […]

Hello Summer

If you live in or near Portland, you were beginning to think summer was never going to arrive, didn’t you? After all these weeks of overcast skies, I heard even native Oregonians bellyaching about the weather. I have come to understand that the threat of regular rain does not completely dissipate until July 5, you […]