Category Archives: Oregon

Year end, Decade end 2019 Summary

The years and now decades seem to just fly by.  Here we are at the end of another year and another decade. This year we traveled to 15 states in the US  and 1 Province in Canada.  We put 10811 … Continue reading

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Exploring Oregon’s Willamette Valley

We routinely get annual maintenance done in Oregon but this time we were in for an extended stay due to a diesel engine issue.  As the western manufacturing center of the RV industry Eugene and vicinity have a lot of … Continue reading

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Fall on the Oregon Coast

While we certainly enjoy hunting mushrooms, the draw of coastal Oregon is much more than that.  Whale watching, lighthouses, gorgeous views, hiking, seals and sea lions are easily accessible.  We even hiked nearly face to face with huge elk.  There’s … Continue reading

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Wild Mushrooms in Oregon

Fall on the Oregon coast is a great time for foraging and enjoying seasonal foods.  Wild mushrooms are gathered in large quantities and many varieties.  Cranberries are harvested and distributed fresh.  Apples are everywhere and often found on neglected trees … Continue reading

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Oregon

Oregon is one of our favorite states.  It is rightfully famous for its Pacific coast.  While staying in Seaside we had the chance to tour some of  the parks of the northern OR coast.  Oregon parks are ubiquitous on the … Continue reading

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Oregon

We first visited Oregon in the Fall of 2007 and promised we’d be back.  With so much of the coast dedicated to public access we knew we wanted to return in better weather.  There is a lot to see in … Continue reading

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Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park has been on our bucket list for a long time.  Each year when we would consider going there it was either too early in the summer or too late in the fall.  You see there is … Continue reading

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Trains of the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has a long history of trains.  Several major railroads had transcontinental lines terminating in Washington state including Great Northern, Northern Pacific and The Milwaukee Road.  As almost anywhere in the US, growth of the region was spurred … Continue reading

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Food for the Plant Based

You probably know we are fairly food obsessed.  For the past several years we have followed a plant based diet also known as a vegan lifestyle so we also have a huge focus on plants.  We have had some success … Continue reading

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The Oregon Trail and Our Alaskan Trail

On our way to Seattle we stopped to visit The Oregon Trail National Historic site near Baker City in eastern Oregon.  As usual the National Park Service does a splendid job of interpreting the story of those 500,000 intrepid pioneers … Continue reading

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