Winter Wonderland

A Fresh Snow on the Metolius River

No, we have not forgotten about the blog simply because the cafe is closed for the holidays.

The truth is that we are trying to capitalize on our week-long break from work by getting out of Portland and putting ourselves in a place where we can make the most of our time off. What are we hoping to accomplish with all of our new found freedom? Nothing.

Well, we don't actually plan on doing nothing, but surely we hope to abstain from doing anything too cafe related. Somewhat ironic that I state this while sitting in a Sisters, OR coffeeshop, sipping coffee and making a new entry for the cafe blog (and as a side note feeling very glad that I have some CCR Sumatra Mandheling waiting for me back at our Central Oregon home base).

After some lovely holiday meals which we were fortunate enough to be able to share with family and friends, we escaped from Portland early Tuesday afternoon, just as the snow had descended upon our fair city. And what an exciting surprise that snowfall was. Ali mentioned that it was Portland's first 'white Christmas' since 1990.
The drive over the Cascades was fairly uneventful despite some occasional stops spent inspecting broken tire chains. Now almost 24 hours into our self-imposed exile from the city, the tension in our bodies that has become so commonplace over the past few months feels as though it is slowly melting away. I look forward to the activities that lay ahead for the coming days, such as catching up on some much needed sleep, delving into a new book, cooking food for ourselves, and watching the snow accumulate.
Wishing all of you merry and peaceful holidays from LRBC.


Tim D. Roth said...

I envy your Metolius retreat. I guess I'm going to my own version of a winter wonderland otherwise known as the state of Colorado, but I kinda have a thing for Oregon. I'm super glad that you guys are finally able to take a break and do nothing.

I am looking forward to a few days spent with Lindsey's family and piping hot cups of Brazilian Cafézinho that I coerced Joel into roasting. I hope to see you on New Year's Day!

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Kronda said...

I can think of few people more deserving a do-next-to-nothing vacation than you two. I'm in similar mode from home with a good pile of books and some new video games and intermittent spurts of semi-productivity. But I already have my LRBC lunch date scheduled for the new year. Enjoy yourselves and we'll see you in '08.