Monday, February 16, 2004

We're back...

I just spent a very unsatisfactory hour trying to post pictures from our mini-vacation.  Copy and paste doesn't seem to be working, and I can't get into my AOL webpage to download the pictures onto it.  And the "Live Technical Help" website is not responding.  Could it be that a million other AOL users are experiencing technical problems?

I'll have to try a different method...the one I used for my "walk" montage below.  This involves creating a page in my greeting card program, downloading it to my website, and then adding it to the journal.  With all the problems going on today, I don't know if that will work, either.  And it takes a long time to do...I don't know if I have enough time to get involved in it right now.

Anyway, to all you visitors who expressed a dislike for camping...  You know, it's hard to call it camping, anymore.  I have a better microwave in my trailer than I do at home.  We have a built in CD system, a three-burner stove with an oven, a big fridge with a freezer.  Also the whole toilet/shower thing.  And a furnace that keeps us cozy at night.  I find it much superior to staying in cheap motels (that aren't cheap and you never know who's been in the bed...)  And there's the added bonus of being out there among the wildlife. 

Living in Oregon, camping is the best way to take advantage of all the natural beauty that surrounds us.  If we drive an hour east, we're in the Cascades, among peaks such as Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood.  A couple hours west, and we're at the spectacular Oregon Coast.  State Park campgrounds are well-kept, open year-round, and relatively $18 a night for camping to $75-$100 a night for the cheapest motel rooms or cabins.  It doesn't pay NOT to own a trailer!


  1. Glad your back, sounds like you're in an ideal location for camping. My Aunt and Uncle have a very nice camper with all the great stuff and they just love using it. Have a great week! Kristi

  2. I LOVE camping! But we usually go a little more primitive...tents, cooking on a fire, rain tarp. But it sounds like where you've found the perfect way to go!

  3. I think camping is great! Not any roughing it, though, lol.

    And yes. It's so annoying when you can't get things to work right. I noticed that AOL was having lots of problems with pictures and such last week.