Friday, February 18, 2011

Across the Universe....I mean Oregon

Last weekend, work took me across the state.  I help organize our great volunteers in 4 counties of Oregon, and we are in the midst of doing planning retreats.

I traveled up to Bend, then the next day over to the Oregon Coast to Lincoln City, and then home the next day.  Thought I would share a few pics from my drives....

Snow at the Santiam Pass on the way to Bend.  (The roads were clear while I was there, but just after I left they got a bunch of snow!)

The drive from Bend to the coast...

I always love the little waterfalls on the side of the roads!

And this is the view from the retreat location on the coast.  See the ocean back there?

  It was such a great spot for a retreat - 360 view.

And had it been warmer (or had we been a lot more brave, I guess) we could have hit the pool. ;)

This great fireplace is located in the middle of the room.

And the drive home.  Even though it ended up being a rainy day, the coast was still beautiful.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Skating, and other news

I realized that I have not been on here for a while!  Well a few quick updates...

I am skating now!  I watched Whip It recently and totally wanted to do roller derby.  Then we went to a local derby bout and had a great time.  To top it off, my sister decided to have part of her birthday at the skating rink. Since then we have been trying to go once a week.  And I bought these...

Sweet, right?  It is such a good workout and so much fun!  Derby watch out!

In other news....

We have friends that brew beer and they recently let us come over and brew.  And now our baby beer is waiting for about 2 more weeks....

And we can drink our beer!  I have decided that not only is this way cheaper (less than a buck a beer) but more enviro.  Reused bottles and 6-pack holders! ;)  I think we could really get into this.  I think it is easier than canning!

Work is getting much crazier, and this weekend is a long weekend in Bend (Central Oregon) and then across the state to the coast for work over there.  But at least they are beautiful places with great people.

Happy February!