Wow, the winds here in Astoria are surely rocking the boat - er, RV. Tonight the prediction is 60+ MPH winds. Sooooo, the slides are still in...
Today, we took a trip to Portland, so I could have a follow up eye appointment. All is well, on that front. By the way, I am going to put a shameless plug here. The doc who did my vitrectomy back in November is quite impressive. He is a retina specialist, and my recovery has been remarkable. I highly recommend anyone needing any kind of retina treatment, and if you are in the DC/VA area - he is worth the trip! He has a website for his patients and those interested in learning about eye diseases/disorders. It is www.retinaeyedoctor.com He firmly believes that medicine and docs should be accessible, and that docs shouldn't be afraid to get to know their patients and build relationships. *gasp* *shock* LOL He is an awesome guy, and I can't say enough about him. Ok, enough of the advertising, ha ha.
Anyway, the 2 hour trip from Astoria to Portland, despite the wind and rain, was still a beautiful trip. Going to Portland, we took the more direct route, via route 5 and into Washington state, and back into Portland. We did a quick trip, after the appointment looking for the Voodoo Doughnut shop in Portland. We found it, and I will let Paul post about that. Nope, we didn't get a donut - wind, rain, and long lines... you get the picture.
Our GPS took us a different way home, down route 26 - through mountains and windy roads with HUGE trees - we half expected Big Foot to jump out... but boy, was it amazing scenery. One of our earlier posts was "you can't take a bad picture in Oregon" - well, I have to contest that, as rain certainly puts a damper on great photo taking... I got a few, that we will (hopefully) post later.
So, the wind and rain are supposed to continue for the next couple of days..... we are staying cozy and dry in the RV... close to the grandtreasures for our last days here.... we aren't sure how long the base will allow us to stay here, so we will stay flexible on that... there are lots of choices nearby, if we have to move...
Hard to believe that we have been retired now for 3 weeks, and have been here for 2 already... life is good; God is great.
Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment. ~Marti