Category Archives: Oregon

Travel theme: Gray

Have you ever built yourself up to see something in the tour guides or on the map, and then you get there only to find it’s closed?  Or under repair? Or something? Well, sometimes a splendid day of vacation can turn gray … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Wind

Gearhart, Oregon, is one of those sweet little seaside towns you can’t get enough of:  gray shingled houses, climbing roses over picket fences, small cafe filled with the smells of homemade bread, and a long walk through tall grasses that … Continue reading

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20 Great Places to See: Northwest Oregon

As anyone knows, there are lots more than 20 great places to see in Northwest Oregon, but when you only have one week in paradise, you have to pick and choose.  Our trip began in Portland on the Fourth of … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Land meets water

One of the most dramatic vistas we saw occurred at Chanticleer Point on Oregon’s Historic Highway 30.  The vantage point frames where land meets water beautifully even though the haze of hot summer days clouded the view a bit.  If you … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

One sign posted on a highway in Hood River, Oregon, let us know we weren’t in Tennessee anymore.  Representing a place for windsurfing, the sign symbolizes fun for many who love wind-and-water sports of all kinds, especially a sport new … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

The gift was unexpected.  A thank-you gift for hosting a shower from a bride-to-be who now lives in Portland:  this lovely bamboo cutting board in the shape of Oregon. And a sweet little box with a thank-you note attached. And inside?  The … Continue reading

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