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Oregon April 20, 2016

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

Oregon is sleeping in a hotel that used to be a school: our room an old classroom with chalkboards and a cloakroom, plus a brewery down the hall. It’s a wine tour and fishing the Umpqua. It’s the stunning Crater Lake and at last seeing crossbills. Oregon is the marvelous Metolius River and that glass of wine we had on the patio and our disbelief (not owning one ourselves) that a household dishwasher could run for way more than an hour. Oregon is splurging on a couple of nights at a resort on the Rogue River where we were the obvious hoi polloi. It’s beaches and sea stacks (but that horrific traffic jam that kept me from tidal pools). Oregon is Portland and Powell’s. It’s the Chinese Garden and that great photo of Tim and tea, and the Japanese Garden with Holly and Maggie. It’s Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville fish hatchery. Oregon is a well-loved twentieth-anniversary trip. Ten years ago.

Been there?: Yes



1. Jan Indermill - April 20, 2016

Sounds like your visit here was just about perfect. Visiting both the Chinese Garden and the Japanese Garden in one trip — excellent planning! If you ever come back, you should visit them again. The Japanese Garden has just re-opened after many months of being closed for renovations and expansion.

2. Bridgett - April 28, 2016

Sounds like my 15th anniversary trip!

indigobunting - April 28, 2016

For obvious reasons, I adored your 15th anniversary trip!

3. guacachocolatte - May 2, 2016

That is a great photo. And 30 years… ‘WOW!!!

4. Mali - May 30, 2016

Lovely. Oregon is on my list of states I want to visit.

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