Three Truths and One Wish

From my garden

From my garden

1. Truth: We are busy getting ready to leave for Oregon. We compressed two months worth of gardening in to two weeks, got seat covers and a cartop carrier for the new car, the dogs have been to the vet and are all up to date and checked out, we got service done on the new car even though it is brand new (just to be sure), all our reservations are made and paid, and we are working our way though a list of other things that need done before we go. We are so lucky to have a friend who is happy to live here, have a whole house to himself with a/c and a big TV for his own tiny vacation, so we don’t have to worry while we are away, and can have a garden even though we’ll be gone.

2. Truth: We are traveling to one of our favorite places. The central Oregon Coast, more specifically Waldport, Oregon. This is I think our 7th trip there as a tiny family, at least the fifth time we’ve stayed in this one particular house. The first time our first dog Obi was only 4.5 months old. I am looking forward to this trip being a bit easier, since Ringo is a grown up boy now, (he was still a baby last time).

3. Truth: My heart has two geographical homes. One is here in Colorado, and the other is in Oregon. I grew up there, and even though I don’t miss the nine months of rain, or the mud or mold, I miss a lot of other things — the ocean, my big family, the produce, the green, the trees.

One wish: That no matter where you are spending your summer, it’s a place you love with people you love.

4 thoughts on “Three Truths and One Wish

  1. artiviews

    Seat covers?! Where did you order them from. We just got a new to us car and need seat covers. Everything is online. I want to be able to feel the fabric. The car has leather seats, first ever but we slide around on them. I’m from Oregon too. I love Waldport. I love the who Oregon coast. Bandon is my favorite beach but that’s because it’s close to Roseburg where my parents live. I’d love to have some time at the Oregon coast this year. We live in Washington and the beaches are just plain ugly. Good for flying kites, but nothing like Oregon. Blessings and have a most wonderful trip. I always enjoy your posts and don’t tell you often enough. Your Good Things posts have led me to so many good things.

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      We got a couple of different seat covers, for two of our cars, and it won’t help you because we ordered them all online. There just wasn’t much available in stores here, and what there was didn’t fit, didn’t work for what we needed. Do you ever get to go back to Oregon? I go every summer, the best time to be there (although this summer the valley has been HOT). ❤

  2. Rita

    It’s not 9 months of rain any more…

    I hope you have a wonderful trip! I’d love to go to Waldport. Only visited once, more than 20 years ago. I’d go anywhere on the coast, really. Wishing you clear skies and safe travel. 🙂

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      Rita, I know what you mean — the weather has been weird for at least the last ten years. We landed in Waldport because we were looking for an alternative to Lincoln City, which is where I spent my summers as a kid but it’s so different now (casino, outlet malls, too many people) and we were living in Corvallis, which is a direct shot over to Waldport, and we fell in love with it, so close to Newport and Yachats, which we also love. I definitely have a soft spot for the central coast, but love the whole thing. ❤


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