Monday, July 5, 2010

Mosquitos, gnats, biting flies in Portland?

The pests of summer are out in full force here in Iowa.  Which has meant spraying myself with DEET to do sketching outdoors more often than not.  I hate the stuff, but I guess I like sketching more.  Question to the Portland locals: should I pack bug spray?

4 comments:

  1. Poor Marcia! I think Portland is like Seattle. We don't get such bugs in the city. If you plan to do some hiking in the mountains, then maybe...

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  2. I never use it in town. If you stick around and go camping or hang out at one of the river parks then you might have to buy some. Get it here; we don't have sales tax.

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  3. Thanks for the sympathy, Peggy! And thanks, Carrie, for giving me permission to pack less, rather than more. --M

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  4. This is weird, the front page tells me there are 3 comments, and Marcia seems to be replying to them, but they don't appear on my screen. I can only see the reply by Marcia. Mysterious!

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