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Our First Snow Odyssey

You Can Say That Again! We arrived at our friend’s house late in the afternoon after leaving our previous house sitting assignment earlier that morning. There were a few inches of snow on the ground as we drove up the mountain.  We had an enjoyable visit, catching up over dinner, and went to sleep planning an early departure the …

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House Sitting in Sisters, Oregon

Our New World! It was snow-covered, freezing, and exquisitely beautiful! It took us 20 minutes to traverse the snowy frozen driveway from hell (our Camry must have wondered what we were getting it into). But our reward was the grand house we’d be living in for the next two weeks. That looks like something we …

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Palm Desert, CA to Sisters, OR

Another Journey! This time we’re headed out from the Southern California desert to the Cascade mountains of Central Oregon: summer to winter in a jiffy. The weather reports told of storms all over California and Oregon which worried us. Hopefully, we’d get there without too much trouble and on time.  We would have to spend …

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Portland to Ojai

Look What We Found! Ice covering everything in sight. It was gorgeous, and I had to get photos. These branches were at our first pit stop after leaving Portland early in the morning with temperatures in the teens, ice crunching under our tires, and Jim trying hard not to slide off the road.  Some of …

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Another December in Portland

Deja Vu! Yes, our next stay was a return visit to a home in Portland – almost a year to the day from last year. We both love this house as it feels like home immediately, I don’t even know why. Our charge and companion here – the feline you see. This guy is a …

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