Tag Archives: 2021

Sedona Turkey

Pat has been on a kick to visit with the family now that vacations are a thing again and travel feels “safer” we planned a trip to Sedona for the Thanksgiving holiday. Middle of the country is easier for everyone to get to so Arizona was appropriate. Pat was here about 12 years ago and remembered how beautiful it was and wanted to go back. She found an eclectic house that was big enough for us all in West Sedona.

This was my first view when i woke up and walked out of the cottage. I was impressed.
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Phish Double Header in Eugene

Before the world went to shit this is how things should have worked out. Phish announced the release of their new album Sigma Oasis. A few months later Sigma Oasis would be released and then kick off summer tour 2020. This summer tour would open with two nights at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. I was stocked to have the tour opener in my back yard and for two nights no less. Not my first time seeing Phish here either so I was looking forward to getting back.

To the south was the Willamette valley farm area.

This was originally schedule for July 14th and 15th 2020 but due to covid-19 it was schedule for the following year on July 13th and 14th 2021. As the year went on and the new date came near, things didn’t improve with covid so it was reschedule a second time for fall tour 2021. This time the show proceed and I was grateful to have Phish touring again. With such a long gap between tours staying in town and making this a mini vacation was an easy choice.

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Depoe Bay for Mother’s Day

In a way this is another covid story. By the beginning of the year vaccinations really started to roll out. Pat was able to get one early because of her age and as the supply increased the requirements got lowered to cover more and more people. Knowing the vaccine was around the corner gave us all hope. This was great news as Pat was now comfortable traveling to see family. With that in mind Pat booked a trip over Mother’s Day to the west coast to see everyone. It had been a while since she saw her daughter and grand kids and she couldn’t wait to see everyone.

Depoe Bay
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Phish Gorge Amphitheatre Sunday, August 29th 2021

I had a trip planned with friends and family to camp in the Scablands of central Washington before Phish announced their summer tour. When I found out they would be playing the Gorge Amphitheatre I was sad I wouldn’t be able to make it but it wasn’t the first time I missed seeing them from here and I’m sure it wouldn’t be the last. As the camping trip got closer it became more important for me to see this show. Fuck the extra day off work, fuck the $250 for a single night of camping….none of that matter. I wanted….no I needed to see Phish.

This view…….holy shit. Big reason I love this venue.
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A Perfect Day to Go Racing

Indycar has been coming back to Portland International Raceway since 2018. Unfortunately last year was skipped due to COVID which was a shame. This year they are back the weekend after Labor Day. I had a scheduling conflict and could only attend Saturday. Still had a great time being outside at the track. The speed and sound of the cars was great. The weather couldn’t have been better either. Cool early and very comfortable in the shade with a slight breeze and not a drop of rain in sight.

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