Keeping it Weird

We tend to keep a bit of a low profile out on the road. By contrast, our buddies Dan and Marlene are relative social (media) butterflies. Fortunate for us.

They organized a little meet-up in Portland and we got to hang out with Pat and Ali (Bumfuzzle), Nathan and Renée (Wandrly), Chris and Booby (Go.Wildly) and the extended broods.

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We all found our way to the back corner of a very strange Elks Lodge parking lot in Beaverton during a ridiculous heat wave. It worked. Water guns, slurpees, Frisbees, trailers, bikes and beers. It was really cool to meet everyone and we had a blast. It would not surprise us in the least if some combination of these caravans continue to cross paths somewhere down the road.

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While we were in town, we had to make a quick donut run into Portland. Blue Star – apparently Voodoo is passé. And, we finally reunited for beers with our buddy Jim. We met Jim here 6 years ago when we had barely even left California and had a blown engine. He’s an awesome guy. It’s all about the people you meet along the way.

We also got a timely invite to camp on the coast from Aaron and JoAnna – a cool Portland couple who said they always get mistaken for… us! Well, of course we had to meet up. Must be the bus 😉 They were super-cool and invited us to join them for a party in Salem over the weekend… for sure! Onward to Salem Stomp!

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