Monday Listicles

Hi everyone.

Thank you for being patient and bearing with me as I post this week’s listicles with a delay. We just got back from an epic camping trip that took Little J and I down to Oregon and back. It was so utterly amazing I must dedicate a post to it soon. But we were totally stuck in traffic for hours today on Interstate 5 and got home 4 hours later then expected. Sorry!

I have not read any of your lists from last week because we were cut off from internet and electricity most of the time but I will do so soon. After I unpack and scrub the dirt off my cheeks. Kidding. Maybe…


Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Not take a shower for three days straight. Guilty.

2. See a lady butt naked washing her privates in the sink. ( Guess some people have a harder time without showers then others.)

3. See the same lady push her two cats around the campsite in a pink stroller. ( For the record, she was a very sweet and chatty lady.)

4. Tell my kid that he is driving me nuts. ( In my defense it was after he has been repeating the same annoying mistake for 6 days straight.)

5. Drive straight through Portland . I wanted to visit it so bad but after I took a wrong turn and got stuck in traffic with google maps telling me to turn left I gave up and scratched it off my road trip.

6. Stayed at Cannon beach for only an hour. Never even visited the town, it’s shops and lovely restaurants. I think the crowds just made me want to run away.

7. Drove for what seemed like eternity with the gas light on. Beware, road 26 in Oregon has no gas stations on I reckon a 60 mile stretch or so.

8. Forgot to stop and eat in a Bosnian restaurant in Astoria which was my main motivation for this road trip.

9. Put the tent up and down 6 times in one week. Yep, I am awesome.

10. Loved every single minute of it. And I must admit, through it all my kid is pretty awesome too!

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  1. darcelle August 25, 2013 at 21:26 #

    Very impressive, at what point to you scrub the camping plan and check into a hotel? Pun intended?

  2. Lisa C August 25, 2013 at 23:37 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    Great post! That really does sound like an epic camping trip. I can’t believe you set up the tent that many times!
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  3. karen August 26, 2013 at 02:26 #

    Twitter: mrs_karenc
    thanks for hosting babe…what???? the sink…scrubbing her privates in full view…OMG OMG OMG…I just can’t LOLOLOLOL

    I feel terrible when I tell Dino he’s getting on my nerves, but I think I get on his nerves too…so it evens out.
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  4. Wayne August 26, 2013 at 03:56 #

    Twitter: profwaynewsmith
    Interesting topic this week…thanks once again for hosting…
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  5. Kerry B August 26, 2013 at 06:20 #

    Twitter: new2two
    OH number 4; I do that almost daily:) What a fun trip and I’m very jealous! I love road trips and camping trips. OH I am sure that lady i sweet but that is nasty:)
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  6. David August 26, 2013 at 08:10 #

    That sounds like a wonderful trip! I’ll have to try that with one of our girls.We likely just missed each other in the Portland area.

    Are you speaking of Drina Daisy in Astoria?? I adore that little place and the owners are remarkably warm and engaging. In fact you made me miss it so much, I checked to see what the menu currently featured. In doing so I found that they are closed from 8/14-8/27; so you didn’t miss the experience……it’s just been delayed. 😉

    I have seen the bathing in the public sink thing as well. It is not a pleasant scene to stumble on.

    Don’t forget to wash behind your ears! 😀


    • Stasha August 26, 2013 at 20:14 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Yes, that was the restaurant I planned on visiting. I am so glad you like it, surely it is great. And I am glad you told me they were closed anyway. Phew. Maybe we should meet down there soon? It’s kinda half way 😉

      • David August 27, 2013 at 16:02 #

        I now a MUCH better Bosnian restaurant to meet at. It’s about two hours closer to you, but I don’t mind. It’s called, Sarajevo ’84. It’s located at Nazorjeva 12, right at the intersection of Slovenska Cesta. When can you be there……? 😉

  7. Casandra Bennett August 26, 2013 at 08:25 #

    #2 was surely mortifying. Great list! Sounds like an epic adventure, for sure.
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  8. just JENNIFER August 26, 2013 at 18:34 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Well, I guess you’ll just have to do it again, in order to hit Portland and the Bosnian restaurant!
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  9. Susi August 26, 2013 at 18:53 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    Sounds like a great trip and judging by the pics on Instagram it was stunning too.
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  10. Alison August 27, 2013 at 00:11 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    I think it’s awesome that you took J camping on your own! And I’m sorry (?) about the private part washing. :)
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  11. Anne LeBlanc August 27, 2013 at 08:06 #

    Twitter: littleredhens
    Next time, Stasha! Stop in Portland and say Hi to me at Child’s Play! Little J would love it!! I promise. I am so glad you all had fun camping, your list made me smile. Cannon Beach is a little crazy. Oceanside is nice. It’s quieter. My kids especially love Cape Kiwanda, which is in officially Pacific City. There is a great place to pick up sandwiches or fish and chips right across from the beach and a GIGANTOR sand dune that they love to climb. There is going to be a next time. Sounds like a wonderful summer adventure, though. xo
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  12. DaydreamingRealist ( August 29, 2013 at 06:56 #

    Twitter: noel_rocs
    Sounds like a very memorable summer/trip! What’s so funny is #2 (haha), but really. She didn’t want to be the “nasty one” and then she was the “nasty one trying to clean herself.” I would have become the “one that wouldn’t use the sink” after that, though :) Good times, good times. Glad y’all made it the gas station in time.
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