I have never been here before. I have heard of Mount Hood, and of the Willamette Valley, but now I've seen them too. We drove through Willamette, and did you know this: It's pronounced, "Will-AM-it. Huh. Learn something new every day.
We worked that amphitheater concert, went to bed at 1:00 am, then were up at five (I actually got up at 4:30 and showered), then headed to the airport...this morning. It seems like forever ago. We flew to Chicago, then across to Portland, got on a shuttle and rented a car, to drive the two+ hours to Eugene.
Flying over this great big country of ours is amazing on a clear day. The patchwork of fields and roads, the mountains and rivers and valleys and lakes, with the shadows of fair-weather clouds...wow.
Flying itself, blah. We flew economy plus, no television on the first flight, which was less than 2 hours. Then the 4 hour flight, there were movies and shows playing if you paid, but we didn't choose to do that. I read my book until I felt like I was car sick, then snoozed, woke up and looked out the window, and snoozed a bit more. Every time I closed my eyes I was dreaming again.
Anyway. We are here, and it's gorgeous. Tomorrow I am getting a phone, so there will be pictures...:)