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Welcome to my weekly update for August 30, 2020!
For our mid-week hike, my husband and I drove up to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood for a short-ish leg stretcher. He was willing to go further but I just wasn’t feeling it that day. Being East Coasters, we were surprised to see so many people at the lodge skiing and snowboarding in August! Our permanent home is close to Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi, but its height of 6684 feet (2037 m) doesn’t prepare us for these 10,000 + foot peaks in the West!
Trivia: Can you name the movie, based on the book of the same name, whose exterior shots were filmed here? Think snow.
Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston–4.5 Stars
Aurora Borealice by Joan Steacy–5 Stars
Little Century by Anna Keesey
Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks, read by Judy Greer et al.
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, read by Mark Bramhall et al.
Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Eduardo Strauch with Mireya Soriano, translated by Jennie Erikson
On Hold for Now:
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen–I ran out of time on this library check-out so I’m on the waiting list again.
Hiking Oregon’s History: The Stories behind Historic Places You Can Walk to See by Michael L. Sullivan–I had to return this book before finishing it but I placed a hold on it so that I can continue it when it’s available again.
I have free access to Acorn TV with my library card so we’re catching up on Doc Martin. I love this show! Curmudgeonly, brilliant Dr. Martin Ellingham with his fear of blood relegated to the small town of Portwenn and its cast of characters just cracks me up, no matter how implausible each episode might be. We watched an episode of Martin Clunes’ Islands of America recently and it was so weird to see the man we think of as serious Doc Martin laughing and being so nice!
What did your week look like?