Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook, Oregon is perhaps best known for its creamery. You can find their delicious cheeses and ice cream in many stores throughout the United States. This creamery is actually a co-operative of almost 100 dairy farms and they take great pride in their products. The county is dotted with many agricultural and dairy farms. We … Continue reading Tillamook, Oregon

Exploring the People’s Coast

At the last minute, as we were getting ready to leave the beautiful Cascade Mountains, we decided to head toward the Oregon coast. It is something that Celia and I had always wanted to do but we had only managed to take a few day trips from Portland in the past. The Oregon Coast is … Continue reading Exploring the People’s Coast

Hiking and Kayaking in Central Oregon

Outdoor activities abound in Central Oregon. Hiking and kayaking are two of our favorites and there are lots of opportunities to do both here. Since our visit last in August, we have wanted to come back here and do more exploring and also catch up with our friends Jim and Jan. They love the greater … Continue reading Hiking and Kayaking in Central Oregon

This is why you come to Oregon

Oregon is one of our favorite places to visit. It is a surprisingly geographically diverse state. There is the eastern high desert, the Columbia Gorge, the central Cascade Mountains, and the rocky coastal region. We have written about Central Oregon before including posts about Smith Rock State Park and the wonderful High Desert Museum. One … Continue reading This is why you come to Oregon

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon

John Day, the town, is about 80 miles southwest of Baker City. It is a small town perched beside the John Day River. The river flows north to the Columbia River and has the distinction of being the 3rd longest free flowing river in the contiguous U. S. We noticed that everything in the area … Continue reading John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon