Monday, August 10, 2009

Time Flies!

It’s officially been one month since I arrived in Portland and wow how the time flies. It seems like so long ago that I left Atlanta – Toledo – Colorado, Utah, Idaho… and finally Oregon. Without question this was the right move for me, right now in life. Friends have asked “How’s Portland?” Well, PDX is a good fit and if life stays as is, I will continue to bring in new elements: biking more instead of driving, eating mostly organics, and keeping the motto ‘walking on faith”. By the way, the farmers markets all over town pretty much everyday = pure happiness. I have loved this time off I’ve given myself. It hasn’t been filled with a lot of plotting and planning of  the future like I initially thought. Instead, I’m just living in the moment. In fact, I’m going to keep trying to live like this as long as I can even as I “get down to the business of Lila business”.

One adjustment so far is accepting that things are slower in the Northwest. Slower as in driving. If the speed limit is 50 mph, people tend to drive 50 mph. And the trains … whoa. The one I caught the other day was slower than molasses. Really. Molasses. At the same time, I kind of like this pace. Plus, I figure I’m saving money on gas.  

Temperatures in the NW are back to normal with highs in the mid-70s. It makes for great hikes and this week was spent on a new trail in the Gorge: Wahkeena Falls. The trail I took was the Larch Mt. trail and it was a 3 mile hike, straight up. It kicked my butt but the sites were glorious and luckily the trail wasn’t filled with hikers. I ended the week pet sitting for my friend Lisa and family. Her pets are funny and her hot tub was just what the doctor ordered. All this hiking and biking has resulted in sore muscles and a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to feel good! 

1 comment:

  1. Lila

    What a great post! Can't believe you have been here a month!