Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Going Sailing

We have been making lists, packing, cleaning, loading, organizing.. gosh, going on vacation is sure labor intensive!  This having fun is a lot of work!  I will be AWOL for a while and will miss doing my blog and reading all of yours.. and all your sweet comments!  This photo below was taken from my little Sunfish sailboat on "our" lake.  It's a high alpine wilderness camp - no electricity - no phones - no internet.  When I look at this I am as close to nirvana as I can get.  This is the best - no motor boats, quiet, clean and from the lake there is no sign of civilization.  Ahhhh.. yes.  
This shot is taken from the lagoon where our little beach is -- there are 2 little islands out there where we sail, kayak and swim to.  The water here is so pure, it's more pure than distilled water!  One of the 4 purest on the planet.  The visibility depth is 115 feet.  If you want to see what we did last year, here is my post from when we got home.  Click HERE.
This is Portland, the city near us, 24 miles from our farm.  I took this photo while driving over one of our bridges yesterday after I got my Explorer serviced for the trip.  Isn't it a pretty city?  The Willamette River goes right through the center of it.  What is funny is the photo above.. that lake is the headwaters of the Willamette!
Yesterday evening a school friend of my daughter Amy, Rocio, brought her daughter Annalisa to see my dollhouse.  They both just loved it, it was fun to share it with someone who appreciated it.  Aren't they cute?  Rocio is due to give birth soon - a 2nd daughter - there are 3 boys between them.  She home-schools and is one of the best mother's I know.  Speaking of Amy, we have plane tickets to go see her and our 2 granddaughters in October.  :-) 
Buddy got a haircut yesterday so he's all set for the trip.  Well, time to get busy.  But I wanted to bid you a fair adieu and I'll "see" you when we return!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

27 comments:

  1. Have a magnificent time! Such a lovely place!!!
    SO excited to hear you say you are going to visit your grand girls!!!!
    Be safe!
    XO Kris

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  2. Oh my gosh, I just read your post from last year's trip to this lake! Wow..what a wonderful place! I want to go!!! So pristine, so pretty! Wow!!!
    Have fun, and take lots of photos!!!

    Xo Kris

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  3. Wonderful pictures Teresa. I love "our" city! Have a woeful vacation! Can't wait to see your pictures when you return.

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  4. Have a wonderful time Teresa...it looks like paradise there. Enjoy re charging your batteries. I am sooo excited that you are off to see Amy and your darling grand daughters in October .....yahoo !
    Jane x

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  5. Have a wonderful time, Teresa! I'm in love with your lake, it seems like such a heavenly place! We have nothing comparable here in Belgium, and sadly a lot of our rivers and little lakes are polluted... I will really enjoy your pictures when you get back! Buddy looks smashing with his haircut, such a lucky doggie to come along! :-) xxxx

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  6. Wow! What a beautiful place! You will have a great trip for sure! Enjoy your trip and take a lot of pictures to share us when you are back!
    Have fun!! :)

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  7. Oh Teresa, have a great time. Can't wait to see all the photos from this trip. XOXO

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  8. And sailing!! You live the good life, I'm sure you deserve it. Have a very nice hoiliday.
    Groetjes, Gerda

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  9. Have a wonderful holiday Teresa. I hardly recognised Buddy with his new haircut. xoxox

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  10. Have a great time! I'm going to miss your sweet comments on my blog but I understand...Paradise is waiting for you! Enjoy!!:)

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  11. Teresa, have a wonderful time away from civilization. So excited you are going to visit your daughter and those beautiful girls in October. I bet you can not wait to wrap your arms around those girls.
    Have fun on the clear, beautiful lake.
    Meredith

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  12. Have a lovely time! I haven't been sailing in ages, but I know you will enjoy it!!

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  13. I hope you have a lovely, restful holiday. I will miss your wonderful blogs and look forward to your return.

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  14. You will have so much fun...enjoy! xoxo

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  15. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy nature's beauty. I'll look forward to seeing your pictures upon your return. Heather

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  16. Have a wonderful, terrific time on your little adventures! I'll miss you...Be safe and have FUN!
    Shari ")

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  17. A vacation without technology sounds like absolute bliss! Just think of all the crocheting you can do :)

    So glad you're off to see your Daughter you'll have such an amazing time back with the kids too :) xx

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  18. Have a wonderful trip! Be safe.

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  19. Have a fabulous time. Can't wait to see all your pictures. Good for you to book another trip to see the kids already. Perfect, leaving for one and then coming home to think about another. Still doing well here and am enjoying my summer off to take care of my health. Up to 4 miles a day now and holding steady with a good BP.... 20 down and 30 to go. I know I'm dreaming, but I'll hang in there for a while longer. It's not a diet it's a life style change, right?

    Toodles and see ya on the flipside,
    Kate

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  20. Happy and safe travelling, hope you have a wonderful time. Good to read you will be going to see your daughter and granddaughters. Love Anne x

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  21. Beautiful place and enjoy!! Yay to seeing the little girls in october♥♥

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  22. Peace to you and yours :)
    Hugs from Gracie

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  23. I can't wait to see your pictures when you return. Have a wonderful time Teresa.

    Blessings.

    Betsy

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  24. Have a great trip, stay safe. I look forward too seeing your pictures.

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  25. I just have a sec before we take off with our daughter and grandkids again but....
    have a great time in your heaven on earth and SO glad to hear about October's plan:)
    SO HAPPY for YOU!!!
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  26. How exciting, I hope you are having a fantastic trip. I am so delighted you have tickets booked for October...makes me want to have hiccups just thinking about it! :) xxx

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  27. Hope you have a wonderful trip Teresa and I'm so pleased to hear about your plans for October to visit your granddaughters :-) Enjoy yourselves ((hugs)) Joanna xx

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