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Published: October 31st 2006
It was a long haul down to Oregon, but we made it, plants and all! It took us about 5 days to make the entire trip, with one day spent in Vancouver, Canada. We saw a menagerie of ungulates on our drive down, such as deer, caribou, buffalo, and some sort of sheep or goat that did not look like the Alaskan doll sheep or the mountain goat. We also spotted next to the Alaskan Highway a brown bear with a small cub.
Maciek and I have been living in Corvallis for about two and a half months now. Corvallis is a lot different than Anchorage. For one thing, Corvallis is pretty flat, yes there are some hills and occasionally we have seen mountains with snow cap peaks in the distance, but nothing is the same as having mountains surrounding you. However, I'll have to give props to Corvallis for great weather. It rained about 5 times since we've been down here and the summers seem endless. It's almost November and it's still sunny and fairly warm outside.
Maciek is settling into grad school life and I am busy studying for the police exam and preparing physically for the
-Cheers from the lower 48
PS. For some reason not all of our pictures (30 in all) that I have posted for the Our New Home entry are showing up with the text. To View all 30 pictures you can click on the arrows above the pictures or any picture in the entry and at the top of the picture should be an option to view the pictures by number.
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