Saturday, June 20, 2009

30 May 2009 Continued....The Road Less Traveled - One of the great joys in my life is traveling with my husband "bobgoodwin", as I lovingly call him. bobgoodwin would much rather travel by car than any other mode of transportation. When traveling via automobile never suggest that bobgoodwin take the interstate that would insult his inate sense of adventure. One year for a present I considered buying bobgoodwin one of those new fangled car mountable GPS kits, but the more I thought about it the more I thought that I would offend my dear husband, you see bobgoodwin claims that he has "magnetic boogers". He does not need a GPS and rarely will he use a map, and god forbid that he should have to turn around for any reason, he does not get lost. bobgoodwin's sense of direction is one of my greatest joys in life. Traveling with him is never dull and that is why this particular day is so special. We had just finished with the Starlight Parade in downtown Portland, we had to drop Daniela off at her mothers house in Beaverton/Aloha and had planned to spend the night in the Portland area and then head back to Eugene in the morning. We dropped Daniela off and figured we really didn't want to drive back to Portland to find a place to stay and we sure didn't want to stay in Aloha so thought that we would drive West just a little bit; instead of going just "a little bit West", we went from Aloha to Forest Grove, to McMinnville, to Sheridan, and we finally stopped for the night in Willamina. We tried to stay in in several cities along the way but found that there were no rooms available in any of the towns. So we spent the night in Willamina, I town I had barely heard of. When I woke up the next morning and I realized that we were only 25 miles away from where my dad lives in Lincoln City, I knew we had to go visit my dad and so we did. Then we made our way down highway 101.....oh never mind, we turned a 2 hour drive into about 15 hours, It's better if I show it to you in pictures. A side I don't ALWAYS ride arond in the car with my crown and banner BUT I am Mrs. Oregon and this was the perfect opportunity to showcase my state and all that she has to offer....

Welcome to Willamina

Welcome to Lincoln City


Taryn- Mrs. O '08 said...

Oh Joelle you guys are too funny! Love the pictures, and the story about you and your dad.

laurabrown said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! You make me laugh! And I needed that this morning. I want to go on a bobgoodwin road trip when I come to visit!