Crater Lake & Wizard Island, Oregon

Crater Lake & Wizard Island, Oregon

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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6 Responses to Crater Lake & Wizard Island, Oregon

    • Thank you! I went to Crater Lake in 2009 with my girlfriend (now my wife) and best friend from work. We had the strangest number of coincidences occur, which I have listed below for your reading enjoyment:

      1) Before arriving at the campground, we ate at a quaint pizza parlor where they also happened to have a jukebox. Now, you need to remember that no one put any quarters in or selected a song. My wife and I have a favorite song, “Pinch Me,” by The Barenaked Ladies (a Canadian rock/comedy band) which just happened to be playing as we walked to our table. This was just the start.

      2) We arrived at the campground very late and couldn’t even see the campsite numbers and didn’t know which number we had reserved. There were 200 camp sites and we were so tired that we just picked an open number and set up our tents. In the morning, we went to the front office and come to find out that, even in the dark without knowing the reserved spot, we picked the correct number! Granted, some of the spots were already taken and improved our chances, but seriously, this was strange!

      3) My wife had to use the restroom the next day and happened to find a brochure about Nebraska in the stall – the state where she was born. Don’t ask me why anyone would want to read a brochure sitting on the pot, and no, Nebraskan’s are not dirty-minded or born in bathroom stalls. This coincidence was weak at best, but really hilarious.

      4) Out of the thousands of tourists at Crater Lake, I happened to bump into one of my Americorps friends who was on my team, Yo Mama Earth, in Portland. What’s even weirder is that she was on her second term, and get this, working in the same position I had in Gresham. This was the icing on the freaky coincidence cake.

      5) Now I return to #1….will somebody pinch me?

  1. Currie Rose says:

    Lovely. Oregon is such a great place, isn’t it?

    • Thank you! That it is, Currie, that it is! I moved to Oregon by way of Montana in 2008 and have grown very attached to this place. I’ve lived in Portland, Coos Bay and now Corvallis, so I’ve experienced both urban and rural life. Are you from Oregon by chance? Hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

      • Currie Rose says:

        Yes, I have been living in Bend on and off for 9 years. I love this place. So magical….. I hear Montana is pretty awesome too….

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