We are about halfway through our summer vacation in Central Oregon. This is a trip we have been taking for the last few years. I was hoping to have many beautiful blue sky photos to share with everyone, unfortunately that has yet to happen. We just aren’t getting the wonderful weather we usually see in July here. We’ve had four afternoons that brought thunder, lightning and hail to our campsite.
Despite the weather we have still been having a wonderful time. We have seen over 80 deer, 3 elk, a bald eagle and a mink while kayaking. We’ve had one long kayak trip down the Deschutes, a few bike rides through the trails in Sunriver, played in the pool, BBQ’d, roasted marshmellows over the campfire, played boardgames and I’ve finished a few good books. We also took a day trip to Crater Lake and went on a tour of the Deschutes Brewery.
I haven’t wrote a personal blog for a few months now and I sure miss making the time to blog. When we get back from our trip I am hoping to make it more of a priority. I am sure you all know how time consuming keeping your blog going can be. I won’t be going back to a daily blog but at least I’d like to add a weekly Sunday update.
Since I last blogged we finally purchased two tandem kayaks! I have been wanting kayaks for a few years now and we have been having so much fun with them! We can’t wait to explore more of Oregon from our kayaks. The float we took a few days ago was the longest of our trips and was almost cut short by the weather. Luckily the hail and thunder held off till we were out of our kayaks.
I finished a few NetGalley ARC’s this week that were both very enjoyable. Secrets of the Chocolate House by Paula Brackston, which is the sequel to The Little Shop of Found Things. This story takes you back to the 17th century. And also The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox (stand alone), which was the right amount of spooky, gothic mystery just like in her debut novel The Witch of Willow Hall. Both of these were wonderful historical novels that I would recommend, especially The Widow of Pale Harbor.
Here are the books I hope to still read on vacation…
Mrs. Everything By Jennifer Weiner
Roll With It by Jamie Sumner
Circe by Madeline Miller ( I can’t believe I still haven’t finished this one yet)
How are you enjoying your holiday? The boys are in a parade through camp this morning…and then we are off to a celebration.
Drop me a message below… I hope to be online more often now! Have a wonderful holiday!