Thursday, May 30, 2013

Chapter 2: Lincoln City and Newport Oregon

Lincoln City is a small city along the Oregon coast. The reason we wanted to stop there was because we heard that you can do a little glass blowing and make a breakable special something. So we made an ORB. More like a man made an orb and let us hold it for a few seconds and handed it back.... here are a few snap shots of Robbie holding the molten glass.

So. . . we are noticing some differences in our beliefs. I've heard rumors that married couples have these, and it's the newly married couples who suffer the most because they are in the process of discovering them.  One of those differences is about making a fire and aquiring wood. I for one, would buy my $5 stack of wood and be off to make myself a roaring fire, but Robbie believes that wood is already free and we will not and cannot buy it. I kept reminding him that "This is Oregon, and everything is wet!" but that doesn't change a boy scout.

We would roam along the beach until we would find a piece of drift wood small enough for Robbie to carry. And then he would chop it. And then we would find out that the wood is soaking wet inside, but it will just have to be smokey and burn slowly. . .

And this is why I married him. He chops wood so good, even if it's wet.


Well... that went well.

We woke up at 5am to a fierce rain storm. We were worried that our deep sea fishing charter would have been canceled. But no. They told us to pack up onto the "Lady Raven" with 13 other fisherman and 1 fisherwoman. Everyone was decked out in a rain proof yellow outfit, and we would have done the same if we got the memo. We were getting soaked. At least 9 of the men on the boat were Russians, and they were thrilled to fish.

We were all given the limit of 7 fish for our 6 hour fishing trip. 

The water was so rough. It was difficult to stand because our bodies couldn't get a grip on the thrusting boat. I put my line in the water when instructed and caught 3 fish in a row, less than 5 minutes! The Russian man told me I was a very good fisher-woman (sounds like a superhero name right?) because he and Robbie had not caught any fish. But right after I caught my last fish, I started throwing up off the side of the boat. A woman there kept trying to feed me ginger, apperantly it helps hurting stomachs, but she started puking too. Everyone on the boat was sick... except for the captian, his son and Robbie.

I found my little spot in the cabin and laid there and realized I was going to lay there for 5 hours feeling horrible. I tried to get up to join Robbie because he was having a blast and I was jealous that he was catching all my fish too.

Then a very sick Russian man sat next to me, and I suddenly felt warm speckles all over my face. I was so sick, I didn't even care I had Russian throw up all over me.

Sea Sick
Sick Russians

My 3 fish and Robbie's 11 fish

So proud of him
 As soon as I stepped on land, I felt like I had never been sick before. It was awesome. Then I started thinking about what Russians ate and wasn't pleased with the speckles all over my clothes.

We feasted that night. 

Chapter 1: Tillamook

So this was day one of our Grand Coastal American Trip.
It started with a great omen. Rain. Mucho smucho rains! Oregon would not be the same without it, and that's how we knew we were facing a good time ahead of us.

A picture of rain. Cool huh?
I was SO excited to go to the Tillamook factory. I was jumping in my seat as we were parking and as soon as I opened the door, I could smell what made the factory so successful. Cows. Lots of stinky, smelly, full of cream cows.

And then we did this:
Woohoo. Posing!

Ice Cream has this effect.

We made you a Cheese Mail. If you are lucky, your computer will play it.

And then we camped along the beach at Cape Lookout State Park. The beach was scattered with remnants of gigantic crabs and gigantic sea dollars. NONE were intact. We spent an hour walking down the beach looking for 1 whole sand dollar and, ok we found it but it took an hour. And then we waked one hour back to our tent, with a storm in our face.

Boys sleep with teddy bears... Robbie sleeps with his Ax.

Cape Lookout, we camped here. For reals.

We rescued this kite. Robbie has named him Buddy.

Our Fairy Godmother

Our trip has been successful thanks to this good fairy. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Starting in Portland

Welps. I'm a married woman now... and it seems to be appropriate to start my blog up again (cause married ladies do that for many reasons: 1. Bored out of their minds while their husband is freelancing for 2 weeks so there is no point in getting a real job because no one will hire them for 2 weeks, 2. Wanting to update familia and friendila, 3. It's good to practice writing because they are graduated and don't write essays anymore)

Being married is wonerffull. Robbie and I miss our reception so much and keep dreaming about it. Everything was so FESTIVE and FUN and AHH! Lot's of highlights. We feel so loved and blessed and can't believe this is real life. I'll be posting more pictures of the wedding... soon.

Here is proof that I'm married or proof of my married costume:

Robbie (my husband... manfriend) has picked up a fun freelancing job for Weiden+Kennedy (advertising agency that works for Nike, P&G, Coke, Old Spices, etc. aka: DREAMJOB) and had an idea produced when he was interning here from Jan-April. So he came back and finished the job. It was for P&G mothers day. If you want to see what he's been doing all day everyday you can check here: ROBBIE'S CAMPAIGN THAT I'M SO PROUD OF (you need to be a member of pinterest to see it but I'm not sure).

Robbie's job has helped us out with living. We stayed in a nice apartment in the Pearl District of Portland and now we're in Hotel Monaco, a very beautiful, colorful hotel.

Here are very few pictures of this last week in 1/2. We need to get better at documenting our lives.

The first hour of our road trip

GIANT headboard and bird wallpaper at Hotel Monaco, Portland

Robbie loves the Nike Employee Store.

I spend my time watching lots of TV. It's kinda funny because I can't remember the last time I watched a television show. The one I really enjoy is about America's Worst Tattoo's and how Tattoo artists cover them up. I usually watch TV while designing a wedding invite I've been working on. It's almost done. I also explore a lot and go on long walks and look at all the cool shops. I've picked up cooking again and like it for the most part. I don't know how moms do it. I don't feel like cooking everyday! Bravo mami.

We tell people "Oh, we're going to go along the Oregon Coast, camp, and then go down to California and visit family, go to San Fran, maybe Yosemite, and then down to San Diego to visit mas famila. Our trip will end once we find a job, run out of money or find a new life in Mexico." I'm hoping for Mexico.

We embark on Thursday, May 16th.

Day One:
TILLAMOOK. This is how I feel: OH YEAH. ICE CREAM AND CHEESE BABY! Tillamook factory is not far from Portland and I'm going heifer out. Robbie and I love the Marrionberry Pie Ice Cream, strongly recommend.
We will camp at at Cape Lookout State Park. I heard if you're lucky you can find a glass float. Still not 100% what that is but I want to find one.

Day two:
Lincoln City: Ok, we found a place you can blow your own glass. We are trying to make reservations and cross your fingers that we do. Looks so fun.
Staying at Beverly Beach State Park. We'll hike and be merry.

Day three
Wake up so early to go DEEP SEA FISHIN' in Newport. Never done it before and sounds so great. I hope we don't catch a whole lot of fish, we have no stomachs to put them in.
Don't know where we're staying at yet...

Day Four:
Robbie found a White Wolf Sanctuary. We're excited because we have a wolf blanket and stuff.

Day Fibe:
We're going to Harris Beach. That's in the Southern Coast of OR. Just looks beautiful. And the other half of the day we'll go to Redwood National Forest. 

Day Six:
We hope to play with cousins, pan for gold, maybe eat some good Tacos. Yeah.

Once we are in Paradise, we'll plan out the second half of the trip.
If you have any recommendations, let me know. I want to see everything!