Wednesday, December 21, 2005

School is out.

Now that school is out L. and I have some time to explore some of our surroundings. We have went up to Portland to see that Saturday Market before it was over. We went with the intent to buy some hats that were a little warmer then what we have. It was pretty big. I am used to swap meets with all the vendors selling mainly Chinese made in-expensive stuff. Here it was mainly craftspeople and artists selling their work from their booth. It was pretty interesting. We also got to see the Christmas lights at Pittock Mansion complete with the sunset over Mt. Hood.
In some Oregon magazine it said that December was the best time to see the waves at the beach. Growing up near the beach my whole life I could not for the life of me figure out why someone would go to the beach to look at the waves, but one weekend L. and I decided to head out to Florence to see what there was to see. The stark contrast between the the forests of trees that stop suddenly at the sand dunes was really interesting. L. and I walked out on one of the rock jetties and I realized why people came to see the waves. They were between 30-40 feet tall and just came in one after another, usually 3-4 at a time.
We have also finished packing away the last of the boxes. Since we basically just arrived here and starting going to school the next week we didn't have time to fully unpack. So we have spent some of the time hanging pictures and trying to get a little more organized for next term, especially since we will not get this long of a break again for a while.
I also installed a new showerhead since the old one was about the height of my armpit. I turned one extension upsidedown so that it went straight up instead then added another extension on top of that to add about 18 inches of height.

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