Simon and I are looking forward to the Silverfalls NOG and will be arriving there on Thursday, Oct 9th.
With a nod to our NOG friends who enjoy Oregon's truly beautiful state parks and roadside rest stops, we get mentally ready for the trip by remembering that you know you're in Oregon when:
- You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
- You know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon, Yakima, Willamette and Siskiyou.
- You consider swimming an indoor sport.
- In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark—while only working eight-hour days.
- You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
- You are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain," and "Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."
- You have no concept of humidity without precipitation
- You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through the cloud
- You notice, "The mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.
- You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
- You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on.
- You have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
- You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or people from California
- You buy new sunglasses every year, because you cannot find the old ones after such a long time.
- You measure distance in hours.
- You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
- You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
- You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer), Deer & Elk season (Fall).
See ya all soon! Sharen & Simon