Archive of Oregon

Family Time… In A Family Way

on July 16th, 2013 in Oregon by | Comments

After dropping our boat off at the Ranger Tug factory in Kent Washington for an auto pilot install we drove to Portland, Oregon to spend time with our son Ross, his girlfriend Sarah and our soon to be grandchild… due date early October. Lisa and I were able to spend…

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Preparing, Packing and Planning…

on June 17th, 2013 in CANADA, CRUISING :, Desolation Sound, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Gulf Islands, INLAND LAKES:, Oregon, PACIFIC NORTHWEST:, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Seattle by | Comments

After spending this past winter holed up at home in northern Michigan remodeling our kitchen, we feel we’re more than ready for some new cruising adventure, so we are preparing, planning and packing to head west soon to begin another fun boating season. First we’ll visit the Flaming Gorge Reservoir…

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Last Night in Portland

on September 21st, 2011 in CRUISING :, Oregon, PACIFIC NORTHWEST: by | Comments

We spent our last few nights in Portland at the City Dock right next to the River View Marina. Not a bad view at night with all the lights from the bridges and downtown. No amenities on the almost free dock but it’s right downtown and that was a big…

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Today We Come to Name this Lady… Kismet

on September 21st, 2011 in BUILDING KISMET :, CRUISING :, Oregon, PACIFIC NORTHWEST: by | Comments

For thousands of years, we have gone to sea. We have crafted vessels to carry us and we have called them by name. These ships will nurture and care for us through perilous seas, and so we affectionately call them “she.” To them we toast, and ask to celebrate… KISMET….

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Friends & Family

on September 20th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Oregon, PACIFIC NORTHWEST: by | Comments

We’ve been planning this dinner ever since we saw Patti & Eric in Sandpoint, Idaho, in August. Tonight it was finally time to meet kids and grandkids, see a new home and share a meal. It was one of those nights that you never want to come to an end….

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Meeting Naomi…

on September 19th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Oregon, PACIFIC NORTHWEST: by | Comments

Two nights ago, we finally got to meet Ross’ girlfriend, Naomi. We live so far away from Ross and opportunities to connect are so few. So these five days in Portland with Ross and Naomi are very precious to us. They both took time off work several days to sightsee,…

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River View Marina – Portland, Oregon

on September 17th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Oregon, PACIFIC NORTHWEST: by | Comments

On our own this time dropping Kismet into the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. We took our time and eased the trailer onto the boat ramp and into the water. Because we were going slow it took us about an hour to complete the whole process. Finding a spot to…

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