7.17.2007

Postcards from the Edge





We're in Portland, safe and sound. Thanks for all of your well-wishes while we traveled. The trip from New York to Oregon was fabulous. Fabulous. I got to see my family in Cleveland. My dad is looking great, being the tough cookie that he is. When I travel in the U.S., I'm always astounded at how gorgeous and varied America's landscape is. Barry and I are now card-carrying members of the National Parks system (have you been to Badlands and Yellowstone? Sheesh!) Of course, I'm now stocked with tons - tons - of Original Intent photos, and I'm dying to get my hands on my beads. But for now, I gotta get me a job and a place to live. There will be scattered postings until then. Thanks for checking in on me. I'll be catching up with you all soon.

29 comments:

HG said...

Here's to speedy lodging and employment!

Connie said...

best of luck Susan! i can't wait to hear when you're all settled

Beth H said...

So glad to hear the traveling went well. Hopefully all will fall together now for both of you with jobs and such.
Good Luck!! Keep us posted.

jen j-m said...

yay for travels!
i want to thank you for the lovely pair of earrings meg passed on from you for me today. i am wearing them as we speak and am totally smitten with them. thanks so much!
xo

Lynn said...

Yay you're back! I'm excited to hear about everything when you're all settled in.

shari said...

beautiful photos! when we lived in denver, we were members of the park system. we camped in the tetons and glacier and visited yellowstone. gorgeous. then we also hit the badlands and arches/canyonlands. amazing landscapes. glad you are in portland and are feeling so very inspired. looking forward to your new creations. xo

abbyjane said...

You made it! Good luck with this next phase.

kat said...

yeah! You sound happy and relaxed :)

so glad to hear all is/went well with: your dad, your family, your cross-country trip, you + barry + the beautiful countryside :)

Good luck in portland. I bet you land a job soon... who wouldn't want you as their teacher??

Finding a place to live should be fun! {trying to be optimistic about that part!}

traci said...

welcome home lady.

amandajean said...

so glad to hear that you made it to Oregon and had a fabulous trip. hope you find employment and lodging right quick!

meg said...

yay!
congrats!
and thank you so much for the package. please send me your address once you get settled...

maritza said...

Yay! Great photos!
Glad to hear your dad is doing well.
Good luck with everything in Portland!

Feli said...

fantastic photos. I cant wait to see the next installment of your Original intent

Mary said...

Congrats!! You should try to go full time with the jewelry!! I can't wait to see all your new original intent work!!

erin said...

love your photos susan! i am happy to know you made it to portland safely. happy job and house hunting!

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

What an amazing journey- I have yet to make it to The Badlands, but have traveled via train through the area~ in the middle of the night.

I am putting the thought out into the universe...The O'Connors will find jobs + a wonderful new place to live! Now universe...MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Tracy said...

Yellowstone just blows me away with its oddness. What a treat!

The Lenart's said...

You have such great eye for taking photos. You should try and publish a book or a calendar with them. Maybe a calendar with Original Intent photos?
My fingers are still crossed for your luck in Oregon!
~Ursa

Bitterbetty said...

House, house, house, house....
great jobs great jobs great jobs...

One brain in California, sending positve thoughts your way.

shy_smiley said...

your photos are amazing and make me lament the lost travel I may have had this summer had finances and high gas prices not conspired to keep me at home. Best of everything to you in your search for a home and a job: you spread so much good karma you're bound to get some in return.

Sarah said...

Welcome to the west coast! I can't wait to see your travel pics, and how they've inspired you!

mariss said...

Wow! I am officially now jonesing for a road trip. Thanks for letting me live vicariously though you!

Chickenbells said...

Oh...wonderful! I am excited to see more pictures and stories of fun traveling...

Letitia said...

oop! Time to make it official and change that-there etsy shop location in your profile!

Jamie Welsh said...

You've seen a lot on your trip! How neat and a rare treat.

Lesley said...

Wow! Your photos are incredible! Good luck with sorting everything out.
P.s. Glad you're back too!

michelle said...

Yaaaaay, wonderful. I love the photos, and good luck, god speed! My the spice be with you.

Erin said...

So glad you made it safe and sound. Your pictures are amazing. I'll keep my fingers, toes and nose crossed that you find a place to live and a job!

amisha said...

beautiful road trip photos! so glad you had a safe and happy journey. i am dying to make a cross-country trip. the furthest i have done is louisiana to arizona, many many years ago (in another lifetime, it seems)... would love to do it again.
xo