Category Oregon

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Seven

June 24 – July 26, 2021 Finished with our snack, we drove the Highway 101 causeway across Young’s Bay and entered Astoria proper, ready for another full afternoon.  Our primary stop that afternoon would be the Flavel House Museum, built in 1885 in the Queen Anne architectural style, by George Flavel, a Columbia River bar […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Six

June 24 – July 26, 2021 The Tillamook Creamery is just off the highway as you run through town, a new facility that opened in 2018 and now hosts over 1.3 million tourists each year.  Visitors can learn about the cheesemaking, cheese packaging, and the ice cream-making processes from a viewing gallery over the main […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Five

June 24 – July 26, 2021 Our one full day in Waldport would be spent pursuing those activities that mean a lot to us and no, that isn’t drinking beer.  Joanna would drive south on the 101 past the Sea Lion Caves to C&M Stables for her appointment an equestrian ramble to the beach and […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Four

June 24 – July 26, 2021 We set out the next morning with just a three-hour drive, 126-mile drive from Gold Beach.  On the way we stopped 11-miles north of Florence, about 25-miles south of the KOA we’d be lodging at in Waldport, to visit the Sea Lion Caves. We’d been here once before, back […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Three

June 24 – July 26, 2021 We took off for the three-hour drive to Gold Beach along highway 199, passing through numerous small towns and lush forest until hitting the coast and what would begin a week of spectacular and unique vistas that never fail to amaze.  We stopped once at a viewpoint that involved […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Two

June 24 – July 26, 2021 Leaving the smokejumpers museum, we cruised back to Cave Junction for lunch at Taylor’s Sausage, a regular stop for us each time we visit the area.  Although they feature an extensive menu of eat in and to go items, we always land on the same couple of options, usually […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part One

June 24 – July 26, 2021 Less than two weeks after our return to Los Angeles from the East Coast we took off on a planned one month road trip that would be centered around a week-long bike tour, Idaho Trails Relaxed, with Adventure Cycling near Coeur d’Alene.  We’d spend seventeen days working our way […]

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 […]