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A weekend in Oregon

August 3, 2009

We spent the weekend in Ashland, visiting Paul’s mom and stepdad, who were in Oregon for a conference.  It was a surprisingly good weekend–two women who like to be in control has in the past made for an interesting, not so relaxing, vacation atmosphere.  But I think we all did a good job of meeting our own needs and giving some for the group.  Hopefully everyone else involved agrees!

Adding a bit of this into the equation helps:

On Thursday we went out to dinner for Phil’s birthday (P’s step-dad).  Friday morning was spent walking around town while I had horrible, horrible cramps.  Finally I had to call it quits and head back to the house to pass out with Tylenol, wine, and bad TV for a bit while they went swimming in Lithia Park.  

I did make time for ice cream.

I did manage to eat ice cream through the pain.

That night we saw Henry VIII, which was a mixed bag.  Great acting and beautiful costumes, as is usually the case with the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, but the play itself was not my cup of tea.  Lots of long monologues by horrible, unsympathetic characters about death and the church and other things that made me drift in and out of sleep.  Afterwards Paul and I went and danced at a local bar to some fun country music.

Saturday we went on a loooong hike up Mount Ashland on the Pacific Crest Trail.  It might as well have been May or June up there with all the wildflowers.  It looked like Spring.  

That night we BBQ’d with Paul’s cousin who lives in Ashland and his girlfriend.  Our dinner was interrupted by a crazy thunder and lightning storm with giant hail.  

I do believe they got larger, but by that point we were inside–those things hurt when they hit you!  

So that’s about it for the weekend.  I have some serious studying to do, so I should be off doing that.  And then maybe thinking about standing on a bench later.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2009 8:19 pm

    We got hail last week too. So much that it piled up and looked like snow banks. I believe it was Friday night, here in NW Ohio – lost power for over an hour.

  2. barefootrooster permalink
    August 3, 2009 11:01 pm

    did you see an elusive skaggs brother in the wild? sounds like a great weekend!

  3. inoakpark permalink*
    August 4, 2009 12:06 am

    We did see a Skaggs. Part of the reason we were up on Mt. Ashland was to see him finish a race.

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