Last night my friend Phil and I got back from a long weekend over in Central Oregon. It was a really nice relaxing trip. Usually we plan a hike or backpacking trip for these types of weekends, but this was a little last minute. So, we spent most of the time just hanging out at his family’s cabin in La Pine, with the exception of a trip to Bend on Saturday to get a few things for repairs on the cabin, to eat some tasty Chinese food at Chan’s and to see X-Men Origins: Wolverine in the Old Mill District. At the cabin we continued our quest on Skies of Arcadia for the Game Cube, juggled the soccer ball, watched Howl’s Moving Castle, made and ate our traditional tacos with somewhat non-traditional ingredients and fairly severely broke our recent resolutions to cut down on our soda consumption. So, even though it would’ve been great to go on a hike, it was nice to just relax and get away. Simply being outside at the cabin or driving around with the windows down on a sunny, mid 80s day in Central Oregon is wonderful. Phil and his family are heading over there next weekend and he’s really looking forward to it. My family and I are going camping next weekend ourselves at Taylor Park, where my Grandparents have had a spot for many years now. Should be good and relaxing once again–sitting around the campfire and around the table playing games. Fun stuff. Anyway, tonight Phil came over ’cause I was giving him a ride to his parents’ house to pick up the car he would be driving over to the cabin this weekend. This was the first time he had seen any of my gardening efforts (at least in person). I was hoping to get another bed built or set, but since I didn’t get started on things until about 8, I decided just to do what I could. So, I transplanted my Thyme into larger pots and started a couple more plants inside.
The rest of the seeds I have are ones that ought to be sown directly into the beds outdoors, so I will have to get those beds built beforeI can do much more. Being out of town on the weekends makes that tough, but it’s worth it to relax and hang out with friends and family.