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Friday, June 27, 2014

ROLLING ALONG


Next stop in my wandering life -- Portland, Oregon. Excited about the move to a historic art deco apartment even though its in a large city. But tis a city that is vibrant, active, creative, artsy and above all a well planned large city. Yes, country mouse goes to the city. Lots to see and do with my first and foremost artificial friend -- who goes by the name of "Rebel."

Will be off for a couple weeks getting moved and settled. Til than.

20 comments:

  1. As country as I am, I always thought it would be fun to spend extended time in a cool apartment in a cool city. I almost moved to a similar sounding apartment in St.Paul before I decided to head north and home. It sounds wonderful! Enjoy this new experience/adventure.

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    1. Teresa -- I never thought I would opt for an apartment in a large city but after spending a bit of time in and around Portland I figured I would try it -- much like you thought you might do before you moved to the country. Should be interesting -- at least for a while -- thanks -- barbara

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    1. Joanne -- Moving and settling is not the exciting part -- it the part that comes after -- at least I hope so. -- thanks for your comment -- barbara

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  3. I'm confident you and Reb will fit right in. Hope the move goes smoothly for you.

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    1. John -- Your thoughts are appreciated -- photography is a loner sport so its nice to always have Reb with me -- thanks -- barbara

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  4. Good luck/have some fun and may all go well.

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    1. One Fly -- I plan on leaving my car at my apartment as much as possible -- Portland has a fantastic public transit. You can get on and off wherever and not repay to catch the next train bus or trolley. One price gives you all modes available for the day. A new experience for sure. thanks -- barbara

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  5. Congratulations & good luck, Barbara. I loved hearing all the good things you had to say for your city. This photo seems different than many of your "old" subjects, perhaps signaling the newness in your life at the moment...You & Rebel will still wander, I'm sure, once you get settled...Rita

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    1. Rita -- Yes, I have always and still do appreciate the country. But after experiencing Portland I thought such an experience of living there for a period might create some new outlooks in my life. I feel fortunate that I am still able to be a wanderer -- still at my age. I think I am going to stop moving every time I move -- and then I tell myself that I am still not through. I learn so much about people and life when I am free to move around. thanks for your comment -- barbara

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  6. Good Luck! I will look forward to your pictures.

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    1. claggle -- Oh thanks so much for your good luck wish. Anxious to get this move over with -- I'm not that twenty year old anymore -- that could wrap up a move fast. My son is helping me which is great. -- barbara

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  7. Brave adventure. Looking forward to seeing the city through your and Rebel's eyes.

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    1. Tabor -- this will be an interesting place to experience. From all that I have observed so far it will be a fun place to investigate -- thanks -- barbara

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  8. Good thinking. You will be much happier in Portland than in Vancouver.

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  9. You will be much happier in Portland than in Vancouver.

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    1. Hattie -- Yes, all your comments came through. Have you been having trouble with blogger? I have heard some bloggers have been having some concerns. I am sure I will be more comfortable over in Portland than here. Vancouver is OK but I like a more vibrant culture if I am to live in a city. Portland is not perfect but its pluses seem to outweigh its negatives. And of course the main negative is driving a car around Portland.

      So yes, yes, yes your comments are coming through --- thanks -- barbara

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  11. "Folkways Notebook" goes to the city? Nothing wrong with that; there's plenty of folks there.

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    1. John -- You are so right -- there are plenty -- 603,106 folks according to the latest population figures.. This will be the largest city I have ever lived in -- a new experience is always refreshing though. Will be reading your interesting posts while I'm off getting settled. Thanks for the nice comment -- baarbara

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