Grounded

I'm starting to feel like someone has put an "Airstream Life" hex on us here at Rivet & Roam.  After the exciting tire blowout and Airstream repairs of the last six months, we thought we were due for a nice mellow summer.   The latest incident was a collision with Bill's truck (aka our tow vehicle) last week.   I will spare you the details but Bill is fine - the airbag didn't even go off - and the other person was luckily driving a big truck too so he was fine except for a few minor bumps and bruises.   Bill was on his way to go riding with the cargo trailer so we feel incredibly fortunate that overall the damage was so minor.  A huge thank you to our lovely landlord/neighbor for coming to haul the trailer back up to the farm for us - thank you Rolf!!   I'm also very thankful for insurance with rental car coverage.  Even though part of the frame is damaged, it looks like the truck will be repaired and not totaled out.   However, this means roughly 4-6 weeks without our tow vehicle so it's a good thing we love our current spot at Tanglewood Farm!   And we are headed out for our yearly stay (and volunteer photo gig) at Pickathon in two weeks and are trying to figure out how we will get the Airstream out there.  Worse case scenario, we rent a truck with a hitch to get us out there and back.   But if anyone has a big truck with a hitch they want to loan us for two days, let us know!!

The truck drama was balanced by a great visit from one of my oldest and dearest friends so I'm including a few pics from our adventures picking blueberries at The Croft Farm on Sauvie Island and a visit to the Japanese Gardens.   We are also loving our spot at Tanglewood Farm and this dreamy Oregon summer weather so I'll just focus on that for the next couple weeks instead of our usual summer roadtrips.

OUCH!

OUCH!

Waiting for the tow truck

Waiting for the tow truck

Thank you Rolf for saving the trailer!

Thank you Rolf for saving the trailer!

And now for some cute berry-picking kids from The Croft Farm

And now for some cute berry-picking kids from The Croft Farm

Jove hard at work

Jove hard at work

Miranda showing off the goods

Miranda showing off the goods

Carmen and Miranda at the Japanese Gardens

Carmen and Miranda at the Japanese Gardens

Very necessary zen moment from the Japanese Gardens

Very necessary zen moment from the Japanese Gardens

Full moon over Tanglewood Farm

Full moon over Tanglewood Farm