Dorothy said it best: “ There’s no place like home”
I just got home from a 4 day visit to the coast, where I had a wonderful time sightseeing, spending time at the ocean beach collecting rocks and shells, meeting new people, eating great food staying at a wonderful Inn and just having a great adventure.
But, arriving home, walking into my cozy living room and relaxing on my comfy couch is the best feeling.
It’s nice to get away but it’s always good to come home.
And I am giving thanks this evening that I have a nice home to come to.
This week’s Haiku prompt reminded me of my visit to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon back in 2006 when I was traveling via the now, new, Oregon Trail route to reach my destination of Oregon. I am so glad I took the time out to stop at the Center. It was truly a wonderful time of stepping back into History as I viewed the wonderful interactive displays they have and actually got to walk down some of the original wagon ruts left from the pioneer wagon trains of long ago. What an experience that was! I was so fortunate to be able to capture a photo!
Thus, the inspiration for my Haiku this week. I feel the Pioneer spirit of forward movement should always be in our bones, for the Pioneers sacrificed so much for what we now enjoy today! Click Here to earn more about the Oregon Trail via the Interpretive Center’s website.
Exploring the back roads of Oregon,
my grandchildren and I end up taking an unexpected Ferry Ride across the Williamette River.
Quite a new experience for all of us! Later, we share thoughts, ideas and memories as we eat lunch in a small bakerynamed “Leona’s”,
so named for anothers’ grandmother, in this little town of Mt. Angel, surrounded by vineyardsand Mission State Park,
where some of Oregon’s earliest settlers lived and worked
at the Williamette Mission nearly 170 years ago. There was a lot of history all around usjust waiting to be discovered,
and our four curious minds, sought it out,
as we enjoyed spending the day together,
making history of our own.