west coast diaries - part eleven: eugene, oregon



May 24. Okay, I’m starting to forget what happened exactly. We left Cape Disappointment not because we were disappointed with it, but because our stay was simply over. O’re. All that. It was raining that morning, so we didn’t end up doing much of anything besides packing up and squeezing in our slides and leaving.

We drove for a few hours and eventually arrived at an RV park in Eugene. It was a very pleasant little RV park and they gave us mints for our pillows and cookies for the dogs. But they’re all special and grain-free, so sucks it to be them. Though Rocket in his secret imaginary life is dissing the grain-free diet and eating garlic knots. Yeah, that makes pretty much no sense if someone hasn’t read a certain story (TO BE REVEALED IN THE FUTURE, I PROMISE!!). And really Katie and I are the only ones that have read that book. Interesting to think that. The only two souls on this whole good earth.

Interesting to think that at one time, some of the most popular books of all time had only been read by their authors, or a few other select people. Interesting. Fascinating. Okay, I’m getting super distracted here! But then. there really are not rules. And NO PROPER SENTENCE STRUCTURING. this is how I think. Deal with it. And thank God that you don’t live inside my head.

So we spent the rest of the evening at this RV park and go out to visit with Aunt Jeanne for a few hours. It was so great to see her again. She is so wonderful and inspired and is just so full of awesome conversation. Then it grew late and everyone was rather beat, so we headed back to the camper and went to bed.


May 25. Mom and Dad woke up earlier especially to do the laundry, which was practically getting down on its nonexistent knees and begging to be done. So me and Katie hung out with the dogs and sucked off the Wi-Fi. Hurrah for dresses! I wore my new navy and white striped sun dress. Daddy bought a GPS at Camping World along with some other stuff and then we left there to go to Aunt Jeanne’s place. On the way there, we spied some cute little antique shops that we all kind of wanted to go into.

After we hung out with Aunt Jeanne for a little while, Mom decided to send me and Katie and Dad off to go check out the antique stores while she visited with her sista. So that is what we did. But we were all pretty starving so Dad located a Chipotle and we went there to get some food.

It was actually kind of funny, because one of the guys working there, Katie profusely convinced me later, was kind of flirting with me. Like, he was second on the assembly line asking people if they wanted meat with their food and when it came to my turn, he kind of looked up and did a double take and smiled and little and stopped for a second and was like, “…Hi.” And I was like, “Hi. I want chicken.” It was kind of funny. and awkward. and interesting. Because I don’t think I’ve ever noticed a guy noticing me before. Weird. So we ate the food outside and then went to go explore the antique shops.

There was all kinds of cool stuff scattered about and I picked out a vintage pastry blender and a malted milk bottle and Daddy found a cute little bird bottle to give to Aunt Jeanne for her birthday. (Because obviously her birthday was coming up.) I also found a cool vintage blue pint Mason jar. Which I understand are kind of rare. The blue ones. It was awesome.

After all these things, we headed back to Aunt Jeanne’s place because her daughter Jessica had arrived and we were all going out to dinner. Jessica is such a sweetheart! I’d never met her before, and she’s just so kind and lots of fun to chat with. We talked about activism and living healthy and non-GMO stuff (aka it was awesome.) After dinner, we all went back to the campground and hung out for a while.

Evening turned into nighttime and we talked for hours. It was spectacular. We ate bunny grahams and drank coconut milk, until finally I was pretty much passed out on the sofa from such exhaustion and Daddy drove Aunt Jeanne home and we all went to bed.

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love,
abbiee

16 comments

  1. Love! :)

    Allie D.
    www.spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Allie! :D

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  2. Eeep, you all look so happy in those pictures!! :') And I agree it's insanely interesting to think that even the most famous books were once unread. AND those authors were probably terrified no one would like them too, once upon a time... XD

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    1. Eeee yes da feels. ♥ It is SO interesting! Like...exactly what you were saying. Some of them probably even hated their books. xD Ah, the ironies of life. haha. Thanks so much for reading, Cait!!

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  3. I love these diaries to death. :-)

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    1. GAH THANK YOU SO MUCH HANNAH JOY. ♥

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  4. PRECIOUSNESS. thank you for sharing.
    p.s. i ship it ha. ♥

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    1. AHAHAHAHAOHMYGOSH. YOUUUU. xD thank you ♥

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  5. awwww man....this is so cool! i love this idea and it sounds so fun :)
    i'm with adelaide up there...i ship it. <3 ^_^

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    1. AHAHA. Thank you, Autumn! xD You da bomb. ♥

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  6. abs adorable. this series is like seriously my favorite. ♥

    p.s. two puns in two sentences. 1 -- bc your name is abbie and i like to call people named that abs. 2 - you probably got that one. awjfjeggl *cracks up at my own jokes*

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    1. Heeehe, yes I love it when people call me Abs. For multiple reasons. Hmmm...*thinks real hard* series and seriously?! I think!? xD I don't even know. Thank you for reading, Cally dear! You crack me up. ♥

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  7. I live in Oregon! Cool to connect to you that way. Also really like all your pictures! Everyone looks so happy (:

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    1. Eeep, that is so cool! Oregon is awesome. ♥ Thank you so much for reading, Vanessa! :D

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  8. I love these pictures...and the journal type writing you have been doing. And I love the story about the guy...don't those things just make ya happy? I feel it ♥

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  9. daaang. I kinda miss my mane after looking at these!

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.