Oregon Trailing -- Day 1

Biscoff Cookies make me happy.

Pure joy in a little red foil. The husband loves me so much that he even let me have one of his on this last flight. I tried to tell him it wasn’t necessary, but that was only after I shoveled the last crumb into my mouth.

In fact, I’m pretty sure my most favorite thing about flying is the almighty Biscoff.

Well, that and my small fascination with horribly gone wrong wardrobe mishaps and malfunctions demonstrated by the folks parading through the airports.

But, dad gum it… I was super slow on my trigger finger yesterday. But I did know I was in the North as soon as I saw this….the sock/sandal combo. Still bumfuzzles me.

So, I’m back in the land of all things flighty. The husband had another business trip, and obligingly let me tag along. I always get giddy on trips like this, because it means sleeping late, eating (and taking pictures of) interesting food, and having an excuse to actually purchase souvenirs. The husband never let s me buy miniature Arkansas spoons or refrigerator magnets, so he humors me when we’re on vaca.

I deposited the rascals at the place of all things fun and Yahtzee (a.k.a. Grammy’s house) on Monday, and Kirk and I left Tuesday morning to head to the airport while all of you people were still snoozing and snoring.

We’re headed to Oregon this time. Yes. Oregon. And apparently Oregon is SO special, they feel as though you need to use the entire day to ponder its magnificence, so they make you zig and zag around the country to get there. So very generous.

I think I have been to Oregon before, but I’m pretty sure that the last time was in the back of an old avocado green or bronze colored station wagon. And my dad used a CB to talk to the other car in our caravan. And I had dog ears (pigtails to you civilized folk). So…..it’s been awhile.

Oregon seems a fun enough of a visitin’ stop on its own, but I’m especially excited because this trip isn’t all about the rascal-escapin’ and makin’ everything about me.

I get to meet this girl.

That’s Cat. And she has been on e of my bloggie besties for awhile now. She and I share a love of PineappleDiet Dr. Pepper, tweeny-bop musicals, and cooking the least amount possible. Kindred.

And not only do I get to meet her, I get to hang out with her. And chat. And slurp PDDPs.

Snort giggling guaranteed.


Emily said...

Where in Oregon are you going? We lived in Northern Cali and I really love Oregon! Have fun!

The Bowden's said...

Aw, sounds fun! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my! I love the Biscoff.

So glad you get to hang out with Cathy. Can't wait to hear all the giggle snort details.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I am (avacado) green with envy. Have so much fun.

I'll save my Biscoffs next time I fly and mail 'em to you...blech.

Jessica said...

My mom was born in Oregon. (incase you were wondering) Hope your IRL meeting goes splendidly! Have a good trip!

Carpool Queen said...

The Biscoff makes me giddy when I fly. I can buy them at my local Kroger, but I don't because they are the only thing that makes sitting in the middle seat worth it.

Gretchen said...

Yeah, pretty sure you could've almost driven to OR faster than you flew. But at least you got the Biscoffs. Have a hoot and a holler and I told Cathy to hug your neck for me. xxxooo

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I've never had a Biscoff, I'll have to try it!
Have fun on your trip!

Tiffani said...

MMMMMMMMMMMM...Love me some Biscoff.

SOOOOOOOOOOO happy for to be on the Oregon Trail!!

Can't wait to hear details!!

Love you muy mucho!

Mich said...

Have fun!

I miss you...

Jo said...

Take lots of pics, will ya? I miss beautiful Oregon!

So glad you are getting to visit with Cathy. My best friend's name is Kathy, and lives in Salem, also. She and hubby raise bees and sell wonderful honey on Ebay and at their place on Lardon Rd.

If I can manage it, Rich and I may try to drive out next Spring.

Even though Harrison has always been "home" to me, 26 years in Salem kind of "grew" on me. I miss my friends and Oregon's beauty, especially the Pacific ocean.

Have a safe trip and wonderful visit!

Aunt Jo

Cathy said...


Me thinks that now that I've had face to face time with you, my friend, it's going to stink even more living states away.

Loved today.
Loved our time.
Loved the "stories" at dinner.;)
Love that I get more time with you tomorrow.
Love you!!

mimi said...

Happy trails Amber!!