My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Friday, April 10, 2009

My Sister and Adventure Day 23 (Oregon)

Blog prompt: Today is National Sibling Day. If you have a sibling, describe your relationship. If you don’t, write about someone else’s relationship with a sibling.

My sister and I are pretty close. I think the internet has helped bring us closer since we live about 800 miles apart. As a small child, we were very close even after she got married. She used to tuck me in bed before she left to go home and I loved to go visit her on weekends. When I went away to college she would send me care packages. Later when I first got married and was a new teacher, I was too exhausted to keep up a relationship with anyone including my sister. I also went through some pretty big family problems which tended to isolate us from others. Now that my daughters are married and independent, I have time to rebuild those relationships that I let fall to the wayside. When I am not traveling, I usually talk to my sister by phone at least three times a week and more often by computer. She is a wealth of information and advice, not to mention a great support system. I’m so glad that we have had a chance to get closer again. She tells me stories about my family heritage that I never knew about. I think we had some misconceptions about our younger years and are able to talk about them with each other. We are able to clear them up and realize that the past isn’t important as much as the present. We talk about our lives and are connecting again and this makes me feel so close to her even though we don’t live close. While I’ve been traveling, I haven’t been able to talk to her and I really miss her! My husband keeps reminding me that it is only for 6 more weeks and then I can go back to talking to her regularly.

Travel Notes:

This morning we headed down the coast of Oregon on Hwy 101. We stopped at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park at Fort Clatsop. There were 24 students there learning skills that Lewis and Clark had to use so we got to watch too. Then we took a 2 mile round trip hike to the landing which was a beautiful hike. It had been drizzling when we got there but then the sun came out and it was a wonderful hike. Then we stopped at antique stores in different towns along the way as well as stopping to see the beaches. There were beautiful rock formations in the ocean. When we got to Tillamook and went on a tour of the cheese factory which was pretty cool. We ended up staying in Lincoln City which also has a Tanger Outlet Mall. I’m trying to arrange to meet up with Meg, my scrapbooking friend, tomorrow in Florence.

See more pictures on Flickr – Click HERE.


Tammy said...

Isn't it great to have a sibling? I know what you mean about not keeping in touch. I did the same thing when I was younger. We learn a lot from age. Don't we.

I love your pictures from your travels. I can travel the world through your eyes, Pat.

Tink said...

It is wonderful that you and your sister were able to reconnect. I think one of the things I really love about my sisters is the comfort that someone knows me, really knows me from beginning to end.

Love your pictures and can't wait to see if you meet up with Meg.