This past week and this coming week are the weeks when papers are due, so I haven't had time to give you my usual volume of stories. I predict next week may be similar. In the meantime, here are some lovely pictures as a preview of what I will tell you about when I finally have free time.
Oh, this is especially for West Coast readers-if you have any local road trip tips, feel free to pass them on for me. My boyfriend and I are taking a few days during spring break (we only have a FEW days) to drive somewhere, to explore, preferably something that is too far to do in a day/overnight trip. (So that rules out Cannon Beach.) We could go to British Columbia (Victoria or Vancouver) or Seattle or somewhere else on the coast, but I think we want to get out of the sopping wet space between the Cascades and the Pacific. So we're planning to head East. One idea we had was Joseph/Wallowa Lake/Hells Canyon, but I'm having trouble finding information about exactly how much of that area is accessible in March. Because of snow. I tried to Google "Eastern Oregon Road Trips" and found one the blog of someone who definitely one of those people for whom simply roads is a hobby. I did not know such a thing existed until last year when I found Alps' Roads. This is one of those things that seems very strange, in a completely harmless way, and is at the same time totally fascinating. At least to me. Having roads as a hobby isn't too far from my interests anyway, and it appeals to both my love of things that are systematic and my love of exploring. However, I would take pictures of things I see and not just the roads themselves, and the blog I found showed me not what my boyfriend and I could see in Eastern Oregon but what the roads out there look like, turn by turn.
This got sidetracked.