A Bend in the River – Bend, Oregon

Oregon is one our favorite places, not only because our daughter lives in Portland, but also because there are so many wonderful places to visit and interesting things to do. We have been in Oregon a number of times but there are still parts of the state that we have not explored yet. We have … Continue reading A Bend in the River – Bend, Oregon

Chocolate, Kamut, and Cheese – Culinary Treats around Portland, Oregon

Spending more than a month in Portland afforded us the opportunity to spend time with our daughter, get some things repaired on the Bighorn and the Silver Fox, and explore more of Portland and the surrounding area. Although we had been in Portland last year, there are many things to see and do. In addition … Continue reading Chocolate, Kamut, and Cheese – Culinary Treats around Portland, Oregon

Champeog (Sham-POO-ee) State Heritage Park – Oregon

We have been staying this week in a historical park south of Portland, Oregon.  The Champeog State Heritage Area, along the Willamette River, is best known for being the location of the first provincial government in the Oregon territory.  Unfortunately because of a devastating flood in 1861 it is now a ghost town. The early … Continue reading Champeog (Sham-POO-ee) State Heritage Park – Oregon

Silver Falls State Park – Oregon

On Wednesday, Celia and I traveled to Silver Falls State Park, the largest of the Oregon state parks.  It is famous for the Trail of Ten Falls hike and has many other things to offer. The park is about 25 miles east of Salem, Oregon and sees over a million visitors a year.  The park … Continue reading Silver Falls State Park – Oregon