STATUS QUOtes — 20180617

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Enquire not what boils in another’s pot.” — Thomas Fuller

“People of integrity and honesty not only practice what they preach, they are what they preach.” — David A. Bednar

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” — Nelson Mandela

“Authors with a mortgage never get writer’s block.” — Mavis Cheek, English novelist

 
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Pickleball: Video – Getting Out of Trouble

If you play doubles pickleball on a regular basis, sooner or later you will find that you and your partner are in a defensive posture stuck near the baseline. If this happens, one of the best strategies is to “reset the point.” After all, it is hard to hit a winner when you are pinned near your baseline.

So what is “reseting the point?” Mark Renneson, pickleball coach and owner of Third Shot Sports, explains via the video below:

Remember, the drop shot isn’t an offensive shot. It doesn’t have to be a “winner,” it just needs to give your team time to move forward.

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STATUS QUOtes — 20180616

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left.” — Victor Hugo

“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.” — George Bernard Shaw

“No one can be right all of the time, but it helps to be right most of the time.” — Robert Half

“If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?” — Stanislaw Lec

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20180615

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“We will be known by the tracks we leave.” — Native American Proverb

“Tears and sweat often bring out the best in us.” — Mister Rogers

“Wherever life can grow, it will. It will sprout out, and do the best it can.” — Gwendolyn Brooks

“Philosopher: One who, instead of crying over spilt milk, consoles himself with the thought that it was over four-fifths water.” — Unknown

 
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Humor: Ahem! Can I See Your Driver’s License?

Where is this driver?
I think the driver might be underage and… what is that I see on the front seat?

Just Sayin’

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STATUS QUOtes — 20180614

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Direction, not intention determines your destination.” — Andy Stanley

“But it’s in the nature of progress that it erases its tracks, and its champions fixate on the remaining injustices and forget how far we have come.” — Steven Pinker

“Everything takes longer than you expect — even when you expect it to take longer than you expect.” — Ashleigh Brilliant

“Old age is like learning a new profession; and not one of your own choosing.” — Jacques Barzun

 
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Adventures in Oregon: Inland to Crater Lake

We loved the adventures we had driving southward down the coast of Oregon. We saw much of the ocean and nautical scenes as well as a variety of mountain hikes and nature preserves. It was the type of hiking we enjoy the most.

The weather was a bit disappointing from time-to-time, but considering coastal fickelness, I think we fared fairly well. It was now time to head inland for our last and perhaps most anticipated stop, Crater Lake National Park.

We were aware of the wildfires in Washington and Oregon as we had followed them prior to arriving in Portland, OR. If we were skeptical, our doubts vanished at the airport where ash was landing on our luggage as we waited for our rental car and most the the staff were wearing masks. We were believers!

Along the coast, the wildfires made only a small impact on our visit, but when we arrived at Crater Lake after a good day’s drive, this is what we saw.


Smoke and smog over Crater Lake
This was the best view. There were times when it was worse.

We had booked our room at Crater Lake Lodge more than a year ahead of time and paid an upcharge for a lakeside view. To say we were disappointed, is an understatement. We visited the ranger station, but the news was not good. The smoke predictions for the week were bleak indeed.

We were betwixt and between trying to decide what to do. We took some rides along the rim of the lake, but really there was not much we could see. Crater Lake is supposed to be an astonishing color and reportedly has some of the purest water in the world, but it could not be truly appreciated.

After consulting the weather/wind forecasts with our minimal wi-fi connection, discussions with the rangers and the hotel staff, we decided it would be wise to cancel the rest of our trip and head home.

***NOTE*** – I must extend plaudits to the park and the hotel for their willingness to provide a refund for all but the day we were staying at the hotel. The room was costly and the hotel was sparsely populated with guests. It wasn’t pleasant for the park service or those guests who were playing board games in the lounge when they would rather have been out hiking.

We were able to change our flights, etc. and we were prepared to head for Portland the next morning. I decided to wake up early to see if the quiet morning atmosphere would yield a worthy view.


A nice view the next morning!

I could not believe how nice the lake looked. I could finally see some detail and the color of the light was picturesque. That island to the left is known as Wizard Island.


Mount Thielsen from Crater Lake at Sunrise

The photo above shows a mountain rising in the distance which I believe to be Mount Thielsen with a height of over 9,000 feet at the peak. Google Maps suggests that the access road is only 6 miles from Crater Lake, but then there is the road from highway 138 to the mountain.

You can read more about Mount Thielsen HERE

I was so excited to be able to see parts of the lake and the surrounding area, that I took this panorama to document the scene.


Worthy of a Panorama

As we were loading the car for the trip to Portland and doubts arose in our minds, I was able to snap some daylight photos of the lake.


Wizard Island with the smoke lifting.

There is Wizard Island looking pretty good!

Here is a closer look!


A closer look at Wizard Island

Although it was a bit perplexing, we were set on returning to our desert home. Along the way we kept checking the weather reports to validate our decision to leave. We were able to learn that the smoke was once again heading to Crater Lake and more scenes like the one below were to be in the offing.


Another view with the Smoke closing in.

All in all we were satisfied we made the best decision we could. We were heading out early and stopped for breakfast and lunch. We thought we would have a smooth trip to the Portland airport, but nothing could prepare us for the traffic which nearly kept us from making our flight; but that’s another story.


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Read previous posts about our adventures hiking and exploring in Oregon:

Exploring Astoria, Oregon – Part 1

Exploring Astoria, Oregon – Part 2

Exploring Astoria, Oregon – Part 3

Adventures in Oregon: Warrenton to Seaside

Adventures in Oregon: Hiking at Indian Beach

Adventures in Oregon: Views from Ecola Point

Adventures in Oregon: Movin’ On Down the Road

Adventures in Oregon: Garibaldi’s Graces and Pier

Adventures in Oregon: Tillamook – Cape Meares Lighthouse

Adventures in Oregon: Pacific City, Neskowin & Lincoln City

Adventures in Oregon: Cascade Head and Hart’s Cove in Lincoln City

Adventures in Oregon: Cape Foulweather & Drift Creek Falls

Adventures in Oregon: Newport to Yachats

Adventures in Oregon: Heceta Head & Sand Dunes

Adventures in Oregon: State Parks: Umpqua to Shore Acres

Adventures in Oregon: From the Shore to the Falls

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20180613

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Each day is the scholar of yesterday.” — Publilius Syrus

“The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong. The next most distressing thing is to be proved right.” — Aldous Huxley

“Scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” — Jurassic Park

“Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.” — Red Skelton

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20180612

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.” — Mencius

“A thing is not proved just because no one has ever questioned it. What has never been gone into impartially has never been properly gone into. Hence scepticism is the first step toward truth. It must be applied generally, because it is the touchstone.” — Denis Diderot

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” — John Steinbeck

“Never let your mom comb your hair when she’s mad at your dad!” — Gallagher

 
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STATUS QUOtes — Picture Quote — 20180611

Today’s Picture Quote


“People ask me, ‘Why are you single? You’re attractive, intelligent and creative. My reply is, ‘I’m overqualified.”

Via

 
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