posted on Nov, 20 2021 @ 04:22 PM
a reply to: tamusan
Tillers nice though prime now for summer fires. There have been several there in the last couple of summers. I"m down the hill a bit north of Myrtle
Creek. When I was a bit younger we liked to head up Tiller way as there are any number of sweet swimming holes along the river up there. Now though I
stay closer to home as all our grand kids have grown up pretty much and cannot make those river swims with us any longer. A couple of years ago I
finally came to realize that going out to a secluded swimming hole by my self at my age was not the brightest thing I could be doing.
See that avatar of mine? That's one I spent about four days digging out of the river bed to bring home. That was great summer exercise making rock
gardens. Near the end though there was one that I had loosened from the bed that came back down on top of my hand and trapped me for a moment under
about 7 feet of water. That was the clincher for me. No more solo outings.
Our summers can still be restrictively hot. But the worst in the last five years is the smoke from places like Tiller or last summer the big one up
the North Umpqua.
Newport sounds nice to me. Even living near town there sounds great. No neighborhoods though, I"m done with that. Here we have one neighbor to our
south and not one more till a half mile away up around the river bend. It's still almost a dream for us.