Our travels are in a holding pattern as we wait for the final pieces to come together before we can hit the road again. While waiting can be interminable, we’ve been making the best of the situation by working on getting various projects done. Laura has been making jewelry and headbadges and I’ve been designing different t-shirts and working on some mini-books we are writing. We’ve also been spending time in some of our favorite places in Oregon, traveling by bike and transit.

We went out to Bend for the Day of the Dead Cyclocross races and enjoyed the crisp but sunny weather. The races were a treat to watch with lots of people dressed up in costume enjoying some bikey fun.

After Bend, we returned to Corvallis and continued to work and would occasionally slip out for some riding in the beautiful country side out there.

A few days ago we returned to Portland again to visit some friends and spend my birthday in town.

We visited our friends Tammy and Logan from RowdyKittens to check out their new tiny house. They’ve only had it for three weeks and it is adorable. Surprisingly, despite it’s small size on paper it felt quite roomy and cozy. It was great to see a dream they have had for years finally fulfilled.

Today was my birthday and I spent it with friends. The morning started with going to the cyclocross races, followed by BBQ and then an evening of watching some zombie movies.

We’re itching to get back on the road and are hoping to share some good news soon, so hang in there.

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