(NOTE: as time permits, plan to continue “seeding” this w/descriptions. As items get added, will announce via “posts”)
In January, drop into Seaside/OR to spend some “quiet” time w/friend Trung @ her youth hostel. Get a bit of a bargain, as her “aunt” is visiting from Vietnam (Aunt having as much English, as I have Vietnamese). BIG event, is finding a small, dead whale on the beach… evidence suggesting it crawled up out of the water, and some 50 yards by flipper action. (Do whales “commit suicide”?)
In August, head out into Sacramento Valley, heading north into Ashland/OR for my Shakespeare “fix”. Continue up I-5 through OR, and on into WA for a peek at Mt Helens. Swing over thru a glum visit of Mt Rainier (you’d think, after ALL that Rainier “Green Death” Ale consumed in my youth, a bit of sunshine would be deserved). Loop over to US-97, for my return.