Honey, I’m home!
April 9, 2007 by desperatehorsewife
This is it. I’m here. Home. I’m going to buy City Boy a cowboy hat, a pair of Ariat boots, and a shiny belt buckle that says something like ‘Saddle Bronc Champion’, with a cowboy riding a bucking horse on it (because we all know if the buckle says it, it must be true, right?) And I’m moving here. To Oregon. And we’ll live here, in this romantic little get away, and raise sheep and a few moo cows. And we’ll live happily ever after…and it will never snow. (Hey, it’s my fantasy!)
My new house. Isn’t it beautiful? City Boy, please buy it for me….for us…I love you!
Even Darling has given up Waterville in exchange for John Day and the surrounding vicinity. It’s absolutely beautiful! The entire drive was lovely…everything but the restrooms at the top of the Snoqualmie Summit. That was less than lovely. There were two restrooms, each with just one toilet; and they were unisex. Unfortunately. City Boy saw the sign and asked if I had to go. Hey, sure! I polished off my bottle of water as he pulled off the highway.
I was instantly sorry I’d finished that water. There were two small buildings, each with one toilet. They were labeled for unisex use, and it was obvious which sex had been the last to use the only available toilet. Worse yet, the floor was all wet, and I prayed it was just recently melted snow.
It got worse. It was an outhouse. The building was permanent, but the toilet was a no flush beauty that allowed you to dwell on what you were exposing your underside to. And did I mention I could tell who’d used the toilet last? Because not only was the floor wet, but the seat was, too!
Thankfully, the rest of the trip was lovely! Here are a couple of Drive By Shootings from today!
One of the many breathtaking views travelling through the passes in Oregon.
Lovely lake, no clue what it’s name is, on Snoqualmie Pass in Washington.
Snow is melting away from this restraunt on Snoqualmie Pass.
That’s all for tonight! See y’all tomorrow, when I’ll have pics of the wild horse corrals and the John Day fossil beds!