2010-06-27 45 -122
Near Mt. Hood National Forest
I wasn't going to go until I found I had a possible task on the east side of Portland, so I figured I would give it a go. I printed out Google Maps info and headed off.
Well, it took me longer than I expected to get out of the house, as the printer was being slower than normal. Some bridgework in Portland resulted in much slower-than-expected Sunday traffic, and I didn't get to my [CACert] assurance meeting as quickly as I had hoped. But we met and talked and then I was ready to head directly towards the hashpoint.
But my sense of direction, particularly in higher-traffic situations isn't stellar, and there were a few false starts. I headed south, but the traffic disruptions continued and I got off-course a couple more times, and finally ran out of time and gave up. I seem to fare better with a navigator.
I headed for home and more tasks, stopping to pick up a headset to replace the one was that was mistaken as a chew-toy by our youngest dog. ("Well, it is called 'consumer electronics'...")
The weather and scenery were pretty, and I did get to catch up on some podcasts, so I can't cast it as a major loss.