I find it strange being home. Our house, that I designed and had
built twenty years ago, was perfect for a busy family. Now the house is
watched-over by a caretaker and dusted regularly... like a rarely-visited
So. Much. Space.
Most of our winter-away belongings have been carried from the motorhome to the
house. Leo has facetimed with us several times and is getting used to seeing us
again in these surroundings. Leo asked to see the toys in the toy box. How can
Leo even remember our toy box? Incredible, the mind of a toddler. The toy box (a
drawer in a cabinet) is small, but filled with toys from Lisa's childhood - and
even a few of my (1950's) toys. Probably could make a mint by selling the relics
We have been dining well, because we have been dining at home. Too many
restaurant meals on the road home and too much bison, elk and (delicious) antelope. I have
been cooking meatless meals.
Camper Cornbread - another RV-easy
recipe I am working on - topped with sliced pickled
DT is already swept-up in board meetings, which is
probably a good thing, as he is Chairman of the Board.
I had a much-needed mani-pedi and a much-needed lunch with My Sister at
Cafe Yumm!. I miss
Cafe Yumm! when we are Indio, as I miss Tacos Gonzalez when we are home.
Tonight I prepared an asparagus risotto. No recipe, just
winged-it... and it was not vegetarian because I used organic chicken stock. Not
only did I use chicken stock, I simmered the stock with a few parmesan rinds to
create a super-savory broth. I started the dish by caramelizing shallots for about
30 minutes, then added garlic before continuing with the Arborio rice and
asparagus. Dang, if this wasn't just the thing we needed on a rainy Oregon
Oh, wait, it is always raining in Spring in Oregon. At one point this afternoon,
the sun was shining with a brilliant light and it was pouring buckets like a
tropical rain storm.
The risotto was accompanied with a Caprese Salad made with
Oregon Rogue Creamery's Buffalo "Rougella"
Mozzarella - a new product from one of our favorite Oregon companies. We can get
this cheese (in Portland) the day after it is made in southern Oregon.
Do I even have to mention this cheese is absolutely
delicious? Like eating buttah.
We may be home today, but we are heading out again for the greatest
professional track meet in the United States, the
Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. Stay tuned for that... and
don't forget to watch LIVE on Saturday (May 31) on either NBC Sports
Network or NBC - check your local listings. Matthew Centrowitz is
running the Bowerman Mile, The World's Greatest Athlete is jumping over
hurdles, Galen Rupp is running around the track 25 times, Zoe Buckman is
in the 1500m, English Gardner races the 200m, Jordan Hasay
is entered in the women's 2 mile, and apparently a bunch of other famous
athletes from all around the world
who did not attend the University of Oregon are also
Until my next update, I remain, your GO DUCKS correspondent.
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