In Bend, Oregon, we stayed with my uncle–the same uncle who has appeared in several of my posts. (Click HERE for one, or the previous sentence for another.)
My husband on my uncle’s deck in Bend. He gets to see this view every day. I was jealous, too.
With my uncle
Took a hike along the Deschutes River
We drove north from Bend along Rte. 26.
The pine forests were so magnificent, we pulled off to the side of the road to stare at the trees.
Vineyards in Hood River County, near Mt. Hood
We crossed the Columbia River and drove in Washington for awhile. Despite the rain, the views were spectacular.
View of downtown Portland from the Pittock Mansion in the West Hills
Reading at In Other Words. I got to meet some of the other women in The PDXX Collective, a group of feminist writers based in Portland.
Me and my good friend and writer, Melanie Coffee, outside the bookstore
We made it home Tuesday afternoon, and on Wednesday I traveled two hours away to the lovely town of St. Joseph, Michigan for a reading at Forever Books. It’s a wonderful store; stop in if you ever find yourself in the area.
Me with store owner Robin Allen
St. Joseph is right on Lake Michigan. Sorry for the dirty car window.
Next Wednesday evening, I’ll be in Milwaukee. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you! Click HERE for info.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!