wishing I was at the Riverhouse

new scarf

This is me looking releived that SSR is done and I can clean my office!  I keep meaning to make a video but I haven’t gotten around to it. I also let my housemate Dan borrow my little tripod.  Have I mentioned that he is making a movie? He has set up a bunch of green screen paper in his room and fils stuff and puts neat backgrounds behind it. It makes me want to go film myself in sunglasses and put a beach behind me!

These are some photos I took of our Family Riverhouse.  Ididn’t get any from the insde for some reason. Here’s the view of the main house from the west. my parents can be obnoxious Texans fly their flag.

ken from what I call the fairy ring. the river flows from east to west.

tken from what I call the fairy ring. the river flows from east to west.

This is from the East:

the main house from what we call the "Sasquatch moss lot"

the main house from what we call the "Sasquatch moss lot"

this is why we call it the "moss lot" there is an underground spring that keep it moist all the time.

this is why we call it the "moss lot" there is an underground spring that keep it moist all the time.

one the left is the "strawberry cottage' and the right is the house.

one the left is the "strawberry cottage' and the right is the house.

The Strawberry cotteage is named that because my mom loves strawberries. It is basically a glorified garage that happens to have a kitchenette and a dilapidated bathroom. It got a paint job but is in serious need of a new roof.

The Strawberry cotteage is named that because my mom loves strawberries. It is basically a glorified garage that happens to have a kitchenette and a dilapidated bathroom. It got a paint job but is in serious need of a new roof.

from the moss lot you can walk down to the river.

from the moss lot you can walk down to the river.

downstream to the west

downstream to the west

upsteam to the east

upsteam to the east

view of the rapids from the back porch.

view of the rapids from the back porch.

that’s the outside of my little home away from home.  this is where I got in my head when things get hectic and I need to relax and focus. It’s not fancy but it is perfect and I can sit and just stare at the river looking for bald eagle to fly by or fall asleep in front of a fire in the living room listening to the sound of the river. The inside are totally open for the most part and the kitchen is great for hanging out with a big peninsula where we do jigsaw and crossword puzzles. It is only 35 miles from Portland so we are planning some bike riding trips up there this summer.

I’m also planning to someday do a zine retreat where people come up for a few days and work on zines together. I wanted to do it in July for International Zine Month but I don’t think that is going to pan out. So ya, when I say I’m going to the Riverhouse that’s where I’m going…. literally or figuratively.

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4 responses to “wishing I was at the Riverhouse

  1. all that moss and the river looks so gorgeous and magical! you’re lucky to have such a retreat! thanks for sharing it! : )

  2. Wow! The place looks awsome. You are truly lucky to have a family riverhouse like this… I envy your luck 😉 But no… seriously the place is just beautiful!

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