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The Three Thousand Mile Man

August 19th, 2010



This young feller was my walking companion yesterday as I crossed the 3000-mile mark on a short stretch of the Springwater Corridor Trail. In case you’re wondering, that crab squeaks when you squeeze it.

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I received many emails from people in the Portland metro area offering me places to stay as I passed through, so I decided to line up four nights with different hosts on a leisurely stroll across town.

I spent last night with this lovely family. Emma took charge right away, helping me unpack, showing me around, and keeping me company while I got situated in the guest room. After dinner she brought out a special dessert for the occasion: mini-cupcakes (brightly colored!). Michele, Dan, and I stayed up talking for a while after Emma retired for the evening. It was a really nice, relaxing way to end the day.

From left to right: Michele, Emma, Leya, Dan

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Emma’s artwork

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Emma made me this beautiful piece of paper towel art to celebrate my arrival!




Therefore, we can further deduce:

CartWeight < [(5 tons) x (Factor of Safety) – MattWeight]

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Oregon Grape

August 19th, 2010



I had read that these berries are edible, though very sour, so I tried one. I spit it out immediately. I did some further reading, and found that it takes a frost or two (which increases the fructose content) to make the berries palatable.

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More fruit!

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The plums and apples were pretty tasteless. The blackberries were still delicious.

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Look at all those logos!

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I love the emphasis on VHS!

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Churchboat for sale!

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On the way up Mt. Tabor

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Farther up Mt. Tabor

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At the top of Mt. Tabor

August 19th, 2010



The view of the Portland skyline is stunning. Unfortunately, phone cameras aren’t good at capturing stunning views when the sun is shining directly into them, hence the white blob off in the distance.