{West Coast Road Trip} Ashland, OR

Thursday, November 27, 2014






One might think it would be weird to walk into a strangers house in the middle of the night,
but when you've waited 4 long years to hug a person I assure you this is completely normal behavior.
Let me explain ...
About a month after I started blogging I received an email from Andrea in Oregon.
I knew right away she was a good egg --
a comfortable easy chair that I had truly hoped to one day meet in person.
This summer that dream came true when we stopped in Ashland on our drive up the coast.
It was truly magical.
Andrea made us homemade oatcakes for breakfast while we had hours of effortless conversation and enjoyed our fill of backyard peaches and grapes before heading up north to Maupin.
Looking back, I will always remember this visit by the welcome sign that greeted us on the front door at 3am, and leaving with the continued desire to somehow bridge the 2,297 miles between our families.
One thing I've learned and often say is, "friends are the family you get to choose."
I'm thankful to call the Brett, Andrea, Scout & Piper friends who've become family.
Happy Thanksgiving, brave ones.
Here's to spending it with those you love!

3 comments:

Stephanie Abdon said...

After visiting Oregon many years ago, I have searched high and low for those amazing oatcakes. Could your friend possibly share her recipe? I would be grateful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Andrea said...

A long time coming! What a joy it was! I soooo loved that time with your sweet fam and friends. Can we please say no to another 4 years? Thankyouverymuch.

Andrea said...

Stephanie, here's the recipe I used from a lovely little breakfast restaurant in Ashland. Delish! http://www.food.com/recipe/oatmeal-pancakes-with-walnut-butter-83565

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