Altitude Adjustment

I have entered the land of the Rover and the Hummer. The zone of the Escalade and Acadia. My family and I are at Black Butte Ranch in Central Oregon and it's a whole other world than ours. The women are fit and the children are well behaved. We stick out like a sore thumb.

Our weathered minivan makes a left on Ponderosa Lane and curves down Partridge Foot Ave. with our dashboard Buddha to light the way. I have the Buddha as a marker because, you see, where we come from, the minivan is the common car, not a "price-of-a-home-on-wheels". But here, there is no mistaking our van in this parking lot.

I can't wait to see what this trip has in store. My girls have spent too many days together and it's showing. Maybe they will learn by osmosis how to get along in public, like all of these seemingly well mannered children at this resort. Um... I doubt it. When is the first day of school again?

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  1. oh good, so can we camp next to you, so that my boys wont look so bad? :P

  2. Just keep chanting over and over. Keep your hands to yourself, keep your hands to yourself.

    Or the other infamous one don't touch that, don't touch that, don't touch that.

    Or the worst one don't put that in your mouth, don't put that in your mouth. (This one works through-out your life ;)

  3. Ohhh! It looks so pretty there! (And the website says they have a spa. A SPA!!! The Metolius River stone massage with add on foot massage sounds heavenly... Hope you have a chance to take advantage!)
    Have a wonderful time!

  4. Sounds like it will be an adventure in more ways than one!

  5. FUN! FUN! FUN!

    I want to go too!



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  6. From what you have described, it sounds something like what I think they refer to as a vacation. Since our biggest outing has been to the local park, I'm just guessing here. But I can tell you my girls have had enough of each other. School starts one week from today. Let the count down begin!!!!

  7. What is this strange land you speak of with their oversized vehicles and mild-mannered offspring? Enjoy your time their before you have to return to mini-van town with it's bratty kids and cranky mommy's!


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