Category Archives: Oregon

Something Old, Something New

During the planning phase of this…..our (very) last extended road trip (maybe), it became apparent that we were not going to be able to put together an itinerary chock full of all new and exciting things to see and/or do. … Continue reading

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Roaming the River Cities

We love visiting cities that have developed their waterfronts for pubic recreational use. Both Bend, OR and Boise, ID rank high on our list of desirable “river cities” as they have done a fantastic job of taking advantage of their … Continue reading

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From the Frigid Coast to the Scalding Valley to the Balmy High Desert

After a restless night’s sleep, post skunk encounter, we found our way to the Mendocino Hotel for an outdoor breakfast of eggs florentine and huevos rancheros. After checking out of the tower we visited the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (anything … Continue reading

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So, where were we…………

……….oh yes, struggling to establish a home retirement routine.  After a few weeks we settled into this:  Sleeping in, morning coffee with CNBC, breakfast, working out, shower and dress, lunch, afternoon activity (typically dealing with a repairman, a doctor, an … Continue reading

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Olympic Gold

Final note on Seattle:  Years ago I heard or read about an alley located somewhere in downtown Seattle where the walls are literally covered in used chewing gum.  Not exactly a sight-seeing priority, we have never found the time to … Continue reading

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PDX

After a really long but pretty drive through the wet and rainy Columbia River Gorge, we arrived safely at the home of friends Mike and Ellen France in Portland, Oregon. Ellen is a close friend and sorority sister of mine (SDT) … Continue reading

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