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Silverton 30 August 2019

1992 : 0

Our first no-moving day ...well, except for a growler run in preparation for dinner, and a glass of berry cider.

Berry Cider at the local brewpub
1993 : 0

Vanessa took us for a walk up Steelhammer Road to Abiqua Heights, a fairly upscale development just over the ridgetop into the Abiqua watershed. Houses too close together for my liking, but comfortably wide in the current suburban vernacular. The difference here: perimeter streets with a large open parklike park in the core – pond, basketball court, arched bridge, asphalt paths winding where people left to their own devices might actually want to walk (!)

1994 : 0

Built on a fairly steep southwest facing slope, the levels and open space are connected by paths. Pretty civilized way to arrange space to make Oregonians comfortable. “Could you live here?” asks Rochelle.

“Nope.” For the reason mentioned above. 

1995 : 0

Dinner to come ...literally: Jessica made it in Portland and is bringing it as I type. So: more story to come. But first a review of Elkan Cats:

1996 : 0
<p>Stimpy, Fe(lix), Olive (aged 21)</p>

Stimpy, Fe(lix), Olive (aged 21)

1997 : 0

Chuck and Mona's house is full of pieces of Michael Elkan-designed furniture. One block of redwood in the sun particularly caught Sharon's and my eye in the late afternoon sun.

Our appreciation was undoubtedly improved by our earlier reference to a growler.



1998 : 0
But first, family photograph.

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1999 : 0

Jessica's dinner was spectacular. Wonderful salad, gnocchi, bears with yogurt garlic sauce, fish with cherry tomatoes and little olives, beef, and (not pictured) blackberry crisp and vanilla ice cream.

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