Dude, you’re gettin’ a Dell…..

Actually, I’m getting another Hewlett Packard.  Yesterday, while I was reviewing pictures from the past few days and getting caught up on posting some things, my laptop, which has served me very well for many years, started showing early warning signs of failure.  I have already ordered a new Hewlett Packard laptop and will pick it up in Portland, Oregon when I arrive there later today (Thursday).  It may take me a day or two to get it set up and transfer files and photos from the old machine, which hopefully will continue working throughout that process.  I backup pictures regularly but have other things which I don’t backup that often so I want to get this done before I lose anything crucial.


This has nothing to do with my computer issues but is a lone photo I took on Monday as I returned to little Nehalem, Oregon where I was staying at the time.  This outfit has little “cars” which people can pedal on old, unused railroad tracks!

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They are called “Rail Riders” and evidently groups of up to 10 of these vehicles are sent out together (3 groups per day) to pedal through several miles of scenic countryside.  I was talking to some people who were getting ready to go out but the organizers called them together for an orientation and safety meeting so I didn’t stick around to see them off on their journey.