Category Archives: Travel & Entertainment

Movie – American Sniper and Readin’ – American Sniper

I love to watch movies. I love to read. This past year I made it a point to see every movie that was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Here is the complete list of movies that were … Continue reading

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Readin’ – Lily’s Own: Stories of a Childhood by Nadine Pedron

I talked about my reading challenge for this year (here). So far, I’ve read a lot of books this year that I’ve been meaning to read for a long time. A very long time. Life . . . raising five … Continue reading

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Readin’ – My 50 Book Challenge

One of my favorite and longest lasting hobbies is reading. I have loved to read since I was a little girl. I used to “borrow” books from my parents and neighbors and read them late into the night. The woman … Continue reading

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Freaky Family Fun – Days Seventeen and Eighteen (The Long Road Home)

Day 17 – traveled 130 miles by car from Eugene to Portland, Oregon. Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, Oregon. Since my flight home was leaving at the crack (the buttcrack as my family would say) of dawn on Monday morning, my sister, … Continue reading

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Freaky Family Fun – Day Sixteen (King Estate Winery)

After a morning at the Eugene Saturday Market and the Lane County Farmers’ Market, my sister and brother-in-law took me to a nice lunch at King Estate Winery. Oregon and Washington have many vineyards and wineries.  The cool coastal lands … Continue reading

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Freaky Family Fun – Day Sixteen (Eugene Saturday Market and Lane County Farmers’ Market)

A visit to Eugene, Oregon, would not be complete without a trip to the Eugene Saturday Market or as my nephew calls it – The Hippie Market. The Eugene Saturday Market is the oldest weekly open air market in the … Continue reading

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Freaky Family Fun – Days Fourteen and Fifteen (Eugene and Japanese Junk)

Eugene, Oregon.  Cool and wet, by Midwest standards, most of the year.  Home of the University of Oregon Ducks.  Nike got its start here.  There is a focus in Eugene on outdoor recreational activities (bike paths are everywhere), the arts, activist political … Continue reading

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