The Oregon Vortex and House of Mystery

11th Oct, 2010

… is kind of lame. There. I said it. Sigh. Here’s the thing: I love kitsch. I love dorkiness. I love things that would make other people cringe with embarrassment,…

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The week in travel: October 8, 2010

8th Oct, 2010

I woke up this morning with absolutely no clue where I was. I had yet to open my eyes, but as I lay in bed, a dozen or so thoughts…

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Awesome move, Kimpton hotels

7th Oct, 2010

I may have sustained a serious bump on my head during our last stay at a Kimpton hotel, because the French doors in our room decided to plot against me…

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WTF Wednesday: entirely black bees

6th Oct, 2010

Rand and I were walking near Lithia Park in Ashland a few weeks back, when we saw this. It is an entirely black bee. A quick internet search revealed that…

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Keeping Portland weird, 10 photos at a...

5th Oct, 2010

Dear lord, Portland is a strange place. It’s somewhat reminiscent of Seattle, but smaller and stranger. My cousin describes it as what Seattle was in the eighties – a Pacific…

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A reality check on Ashland, and the best...

4th Oct, 2010

I want to say thank you to everyone who, either on the blog, in person, or via email, expressed their sympathies about our fiasco at the Plaza Inn and Suites…

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The week in travel: Oct. 1, 2010

1st Oct, 2010

Kids, I am not feeling so hot. I have one wicked cold, a by-product of all travel and lack of sleep I’ve experienced as of late. I’ve loaded up on…

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