Psychedelic

The plan to make the best time we could went slightly awry when we made a necessary stop for gas and bathrooms and inadvertently left our cat at the truck stop. We realized as soon as we got halfway up the entrance ramp, which was longest ramp I’d ever been on and was also very […]

As the winter started coming to an end, Mt. St. Helens kept growing a bulge on her northwest side steadily, day by day. We watched all of the TV reports, read the newspapers and listened to the radio, waiting for the big day and hoping it wouldn’t be a disaster.  The agency in charge of […]

We moved to 10605 East Burnside in Portland with the help of a couple of friends who drove from the city. Thankfully, we didn’t have a lot to move. The house we moved into was perfect. It had two bedrooms, a kitchen large enough for a table and chairs and a good-sized living room. It […]

After living in the motel for a few weeks, we finally found a little cabin in Rhododendron, Oregon. It was a tiny unincorporated town on Highway 26 that was located just west of the Mt. Hood recreational area. I was excited to move into our own place. The weekly rental at the motel was expensive, […]

Paul and I both had to admit that Wyoming was gorgeous, but we were burning out fast. We were tired of being trapped in a cramped and fully packed car with our traveling companions, tired of juggling entertainment for a 2 ½ year old and just plain tired of being on the road.  We had […]

On Becoming a Hippie #15 – Kansas City Here I Come https://www.earthtrekkers.com/how-to-visit-gateway-arch-national-park-st-louis/ We stayed one night in Yellow Springs, Ohio where Debbie and Steve, our traveling companions, would stay for a visit with their friend. Getting to Kansas City from Ohio should have been pretty easy.  It was only about 9 hours away, though we […]

For me, one of the hardest things about making these big moves was leaving behind the people I had come to know and love. I’ve had to say goodbye to many friends over the years, and I think it’s hardened my heart a bit. On the other hand, it’s also enabled me to open up […]

We soon got tired of the first apartment we were in. It was certainly nicer than anything we’d lived in together before that, but we didn’t like being in a complex.  We had some new friends who asked us if we’d like to rent a house together, so we moved a little further from downtown […]

Feature 1. While living at Project One, we met some of the most interesting and eccentric people I had ever known.  First, there were the folks living in the mini-commune known as “The Estates” where we stayed.  Fred was a metal worker/engineer and was currently building an airplane from found parts in his large basement […]

After having hitchhiked across the northern part of the United States, we were so relieved when we finally made it to California.  For one thing, we were no longer standing outside in the bitter cold wind and snowstorms.  As soon as we got out of the car in Sacramento, Paul took his heavy coat on […]


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