Arrived, We Have

I’m sitting in a hotel room in Tigard, about 2 miles from our new home, which we’ll be in on Monday. This weekend the seller – wo did a rent-back from us for a week, is moving out and we’re staying away.

The packers and mover schedule was pushed a day earlier, so packers arrived early Tuesday morning and chaos ensued. Packers finished up the next morning as the movers took over.

After a long – very long – Wednesday, spent watching the movers load our worldly possessions into a 53 foot trailer, including Wife’s car, they and we drove off about 4:00 p.m. We made Gorman before I was too tired to go on, and stayed in a Econo Lodge ($67/night) which was adequate to crash, get up and continue north. Thursday we made it to Redding, which was our plan, a long driving day and again we figured to eat and crash. We found, since it was Veteran’s Day, everyplace was crowded, but finally got a good meal and good night’s sleep.

Friday it was cool and clear, really perfect weather for the beauthiful drive from Redding over the pass at Shasta. The mountain was beautiful, pictures to come once I’m hooked in at the new place. If you’ve never made the drive from Redding north into Oregon and on to about Roseberg, you owe it to yourself to plan that trip. Really beautiful country, and we began to see some fall color as we continued north.

We got to Tigard/Bridgeport about 4:30, settled in, went to dinner and heaved a huge sigh. We are HERE.

Today it’s rainy, not hard but a steady drizzle, and we’re glad we drove when we did. The weather will deteriorate over the next couple of days, but we’re hoping for dry roads for the moving van driver who arrives at the house Tuesday morning. Then we will well and truly be in. For now, though, we are here, we’re in our new home state and city (almost, about 2 freeway exits north of here) and happy to be starting our new life in the Pacific Northwest.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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10 Responses to Arrived, We Have

  1. Carl V. says:

    I’ve been thinking about you two and wondering when we would hear from you again. Glad it was sooner rather than later. Wonderful to hear that the trip was good and wish you the very best this coming week as the work of moving in starts up again. Really can’t wait to see the pics.

  2. I too am glad to hear from you guys. Things can happen on long drives and one worries. Looking forward to pics as you begin the process of settling in.

  3. Bill Crider says:

    Glad to know you’ve arrived safely. The adventure begins!

  4. All signs point to a smooth move-in. The worst is over.

  5. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Great that you made it in one piece.

    We’ve done the drive from San Mateo to Portland, stopping one night in Medford. The only drawback is that it was the summer and Medford was 104 degrees. On the way back we made it all the way in one day.

    But we were younger then.

  6. Cap'n Bob says:

    The ex and I made that drive in April ’78 with a U-Haul and it was snowing. Not much fun at all. Glad yours was better.

  7. Evan Lewis says:

    Welcome home, folks.

  8. Jeff Meyerson says:

    No new arrivals here this week.

  9. I heard a comment on TV the other day, I can’t remember where, that is cogent. When someone was moving, another said something about leaving home. The first replied that he carried his home with him, a house was just where you put your home.

  10. L says:

    we moved to Portland in a December with snow storms chasing us out of Montana. glad that experience was dissimilar to yours; but may your experience in Oregon be similar, that it will be as blessed as ours was.


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