From Donald, OR

In the middle of the night last night, sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning, we woke up to the sound of a couple fighting loudly outside our room.  I think they had at least one teenaged son because I heard him tell his dad that he’d found something.  I almost wondered if he was trying to pacify his dad to get him to stop yelling.  It was rather upsetting. Continue reading

From Butte, MT

It’s funny what a big difference a few miles can make.  When we were on the train going through Montana up near the border of Canada, everyone onboard started getting bored with the monotony of it after Glacier National Park.  We’re just a little further south, and it was a much more interesting landscape going across today.  The weather was perfect; almost balmy even! Continue reading

Some Mom time

I have some catching up to do.  I arrived in Portland on Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday morning, Mom and I were going to take her car to the garage to have some work done on it while she was gone.  I got into the car I store at her place so that I could follow her, but nothing happened when I turned the key.  We called AAA and the man started it and said it needed to run for an hour, so I followed her to her garage and then she did a couple of errands while I kept the car running.  We stopped at a store near her home and I turned the car off and on again, but it was dead.  We called AAA a second time, and this time the man sold us a new battery and installed it.  Then the car ran reliably. Continue reading