Category Oregon

Oakland and Oregon, Part Six

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We rolled back into town and arriving near campus parked behind the High Street Pub and Brewery, one of many outlets of the McMenamin’s chain of breweries and taprooms.  Founded in 1985 in the Southwest Portland neighborhood of Hillsdale, it is still a family-owned chain of brewpubs, breweries, music […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Five

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We arrived at the university midmorning, parking not far from the Erb Memorial Union as it being the first week of the new year, classes may not have been in session yet.  We entered a new part of the building, finished in 2016 as part of a 95-million-dollar project […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Four

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We started out the next day in Eugene with no firm plans other than to explore the city a bit, which we did at a leisurely pace.  We drove downtown and after finding a parking space in a parking structure, walked a number of the blocks checking out the […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Three

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We would spend the next five nights with two of our favorite people, Kathy and Tom, at Kamp Angst, starting with a New Year’s Eve celebration at Barbara and Eldon’s house near Cave Junction, featuring a roller coaster of a ride over BLM Road 39-7-21, otherwise known as Bear […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Bend

July 7 – 9 A hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs sent us on our way to the next stop in the itinerary, my Brother’s place in Bend.  We cruised into Grants Pass to get gas and ice, not stopping as usual at Cary’s for toffee as they had unexpectedly closed earlier in the year. […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Kamp Angst

July 3 – 6 Feeling a bit better the next morning we broke camp and with a short drive ahead of us, I considered duplicating Joanna’s hike and bike of the day before but once contemplated, realized I really wasn’t up for the exercise.  So, we began our drive thinking we’d stop in Crescent City […]

West Coast Summer 2017 – Kamp Angst

August 13-16 It was a festive night at Kamp Angst that evening as we celebrated yet another gathering at this place that means so much to us.  Coming here was the first trip Joanna and I took as a couple not long after we moved in together in 1981 and we’ve returned almost every year […]

West Coast Summer 2017 – Cisco Fest 2017-Part Two

August 10-12 We would have another full day on Saturday, some shopping in the morning for the BBQ we planned to have later at Jessica and Kris’ apartment and then an afternoon with them hitting a couple of places in Oakland.  Doug, Evan and I made the supermarket run to a Safeway not far away, […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Crater Lake – Part Two

  Timeline: September 25-26 The next morning, we drove back to Crater Lake, entered the park and headed down the East Rim just past the Phantom Ship viewpoint to the turn off to the Pinnacles.  A few miles down the road we parked and did a two mile out and back hike to Plaikni Falls.  […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Kamp Angst/Rogue River – Part Two

  Timeline: September 19-24 We arose the next morning ready for another big breakfast and weren’t disappointed.  This is not fancy food, but it is good quality and there is plenty of it, something like eating at home if your Mom was a good cook.  We made our own sandwiches this time, packed up our […]