Deb drove down from Yakima to spend the weekend with me. And I actually took almost two whole days off from studying — woo hoo! On Saturday we drove and hiked up to Mary’s Peak. It was a clear day so we could see Corvallis and the Willamette Valley to the east and almost to the ocean to the west. On Sunday we drove over to Newport where Deb was almost intoxicated by the fishy smell on the docks: it gave her warm memories of her childhood in Long Beach, CA. Yeah, I know — she’s a little weird that way.
I got back to studying on Sunday evening (while Deb watched my little TV), but that was a much needed break.
I’m a much happier graduate student now. :-)