Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Gettin' outta dodge
I played the music loud, I rolled down the windows, I stuck my hand out to feel the pressure of the air, I let my hair fly, and I just relished that wonderful summery moment.
After some thrifting at St. Vinnies, I headed to Clearwater Park. It's a boat ramp/swimming spot in Thurston. They revamped it last year, adding new bathrooms, long paved paths, a canal, and more parking. So, it's much less whitetrashy. The main entrance and water play area are great, and so is the first 1/2 mile of path, but past that you'll meet many mosquitoes anxious to "greet" you. But they stop socializing in Winter and most of Spring. So, go on a bike ride then, but still enjoy the front of the park now.
In the water I went. I didn't even do the squirmy "it's so cold" thing while slowly getting deeper and deeper. I just got in and started floating on my back. AAaaaaaaaw, summer!
After cooling off, I plopped down my Crocodile Hunter towel, and got as comfy as I could on a bed of river rock. Us Oregonians have to pretend the river is the beach sometimes. I'm used to it now. I took out my camera and got creative. I love taking photos. It helps me "see" a place more. I can better recognize the precious experiences of life.
I passed by these fun cars and I had to stop to get a picture. White interior? Nice.