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Canyonville, Oregon: I have never been so
thrilled to be driving on I-5! Absolutely NOTHING traumatic occurred. The wind
did not roar. It did not snow. No hail. No thunder. Zilch on the lightning. Just
a peaceful cruise.
It was awesome.
We stopped at our usual spot, just north of Weed, California - with a great view
of Mt. Shasta - for a rest and had that yummy rice & bean combo from last night
stuffed into tortillas for lunch. We stopped later for fuel, and then turned
into the Seven
Feathers RV Resort at exit 99 in Southern Oregon and called it a night.
You may recall, since we had been over-indulging the past few
weeks and eating too
much flesh many meals in restaurants, I had planned
meals for our trip back to Oregon. We have dined very well the
past three evenings. Tonight I made a pot of
Hot & Sour Soup.
This super-RV-easy soup requires only one pot and little attention. If you do
not use tofu very often (or are completely skeptical) this is a great recipe to give
it a try again. Be sure to buy firm or extra-firm tofu, and nothing will happen if you
use chicken stock (instead of veggie stock) in this recipe - I do quite often.
It adds a rich depth and is what is most often used in Taiwan, where I learned
to make Hot & Sour Soup. I could not find
shitake mushrooms at the grocer in Las Vegas, so bought everyday white mushrooms
and the soup was just fine.
No, not fine. It was absolutely delicious.
Plus, it is so pretty.
Guess what's on the lunch menu tomorrow?
So that was our boring day, but things are pretty exciting for
Kathy & Woody - their #1 daughter, Kelsey, delivered a healthy baby girl! Ailise
was born in England, where Kelsey's husband is attending grad school.
Having babies overseas is very normal for our crowd. Of
the 9 children Kathy, Mary & I have, only three were born in the USA. We are
most pleased to have a baby girl join Leo and Will in our ever-expanding "family
Most of us at the wedding of Steve & Mary's #3 Chris to Laura on 15
September in Portland, OR
Until my next update, I remain, your elated correspondent.
RV Resort. I always say this, but Seven Feathers is one of the
nicest RV parks in the country and we usually use it as an over-night stop as it
is only 4 hours from our house. Everything is top-notch here - especially the
indoor heated pool and spa. The resort is across the interstate from the tribe's
casino, hotel, convention center, theater and restaurants, and is about a
quarter-mile up a hill, so no freeway noise to interrupt your slumber.
Canyonville is really small, but has a decent grocer and a few good restaurants
if you want to stay away from the busy casino. There is also a full-service
truck stop/coffee shop. We paid $35 - a great deal - for a paved pull-through 50
amp, full-service site. Their wifi is fast.
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