Thursday, December 31, 2020

Last Day of 2020

Well, 2020 was quite a year. Obviously, since March it has been all about the pandemic. It seemed pretty innocent at first... worse than normal flu bug, stay inside for a few weeks while it passes. Weeks turned to months, and despite a vaccine, no end is in sight. The NBA season finished in a bubble. Baseball and football have had seasons without fans. All while we sit at home.

I've had it lucky. For one I'm already a loner so social isolation isn't so hard on me. Second, I am lucky to be able to work from home a lot of my time. Even when I was in the office I was usually by myself. Despite some layoffs, it looks like my job is safe for now, but it hasn't been so good for many others. My favorite thing about living in Portland, besides Blazer games, is the food. Sadly I have watched many of my favorite places close, and haven't been able to really enjoy those that are still open. I just hope that these places can make it. Despite a new "lock down" I've only seen road traffic increasing. I think most people are just tired of it now.

And then we have politics. I grew up in a conservative town and I live in an extremely liberal town. My true leanings are the right side of the middle. Being in the middle can mean disagreeing with both sides, talk about frustrating. Add in a pandemic and weeks of protests. There is a lot that we need to fix in this country, and none of it can be solved when we have our backs turned to each other.

But 2020 did have some highlights

  • 8th year of Blazer season tickets (cut a bit short)
  • The Mandolorian
  • Lack of Traffic during the pandemic was great
  • Found some cool tokens
  • Found a geocache for the first time in 2 years
So the geocaching highlight, since it was the only one
I was tired of staying inside and decided to go hiking. Found this one on my way home. I didn't even have my GPS. I looked in a spot where I thought a cache should be and there it was.

Maybe I'll look for more next year. I certainly need to get out more, that one hike almost killed me. Hope to see you out on the trail.