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Day 6

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Catherine has always called small car washes "buggy washes." In Jacksonville, there is a true buggy wash. Catherine was using the right name after all.
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Jacksonville, Oregon. A beautiful "old west" town in the midst of the forest. We came through here on our way to I-5 after a wonderful weekend at Sturm Ranch/ 5 Aces Farms. We even got to take home a jar of honey from the bee hives mentioned earlier. We had a great time, and are now moving on to the next leg of our trip.
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An old Levi add in Jacksonville.
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On our way to Portland we stopped for a picnic lunch at the little town of Myrtle Creek. Myrtle Creek is one area known for covered bridges. The first bridge pictured is a driving bridge, but the second is for pedestrians only. We had a nice lunch, but while we were eating two police cars arrived, and the officers spoke to a man who was in the park. No arrest was made, and we both wonder what happened, though we will probably never know. It did make lunch a bit more interesting. Unfortunately, we have no pictures of the incident.
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Stopped at Dutch Brothers' Coffee, which is ubiquitous in Southern Oregon. Catherine got a "children's" size smoothie, only wanting a small treat. She didn't realize that it would come in a giant crayon cup.
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Before arriving in Portland, we stopped at Mt. Angel Abbey/ Seminary. This is where Catherine's brother Michael went to college, and which we hadn't visited since Michael's graduation. The picture above is a view of the seminary on the mountain from afar.
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Some views of Mt. Angel Abbey and Seminary. It is a beautiful place; very peaceful and beautiful.
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St. Mary's church in Mt. Angel. Unfortunately it was closed, but it is beautiful from the outside.
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A song comes to mind...
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Appetizers and samples at Hopworks Urban Brewery, an organic brewery/ restaurant that was recommended to us. Everything was excellent.
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We've heard a lot about this place. It has been featured on Food Network, etc. we bought doughnuts to try tomorrow morning.
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A cozy room at the end of a fun day.

Posted by danielcatherine 23:56 Archived in USA Tagged coffee jacksonville portland cozy brewery pudding voodoo doughnuts myrtle_creek dutch_brothers mt._angel Comments (2)

Day 4 - Family Fun with Wine and Guns

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Orange salt and pepper shakers: a gift to Catherine from Daniel's grandma. They match the orange pitcher that she gave us for a housewarming present when we moved to Orange Avenue.
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An introduction to beekeeping with Daniel's uncle Peter.
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The beautiful scenery around the Sturm Ranch in Jacksonville.
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The ditch. Irrigation water for the orchard and hop yard.
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The Applegate River runs through the property.
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A squirrel. Despite the best efforts to save him, his fate is unknown.
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Wine tasting at one of the many wineries near their house, in between Jacksonville and Applegate. 90_IMG_0430.jpg
"Experimental" wines.
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Learning to shoot a handgun and a rifle near the orchard. We were both interested to try it, and hitting the targets was exciting.

Posted by danielcatherine 00:20 Archived in USA Tagged wine squirrel jacksonville bees guns honey ditch irrigation Comments (1)

Day 3 - Part Three

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Stopped for a picnic lunch in Trinidad, CA (just outside Eureka). It was very beautiful and comfortable (the breezy, cool weather is amazing).
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Beautiful scenery along 101 and 199.
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We know what burls are (knots of wood). We know what live means. But "live burls"??? We didn't stay to find out!
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Paul Bunyan probably knows what live burls are (Paul Bunyan statue at the Trees of Mystery, which was closed when we got there). Also, how can trees be closed?
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We found a little bit of home here in Oregon!

We're staying the weekend with Daniel's grandma, Aunt Jackie, and Uncle Peter in Jacksonville, Oregon. It looks like it will be a fun weekend!!

Posted by danielcatherine 09:23 Archived in USA Tagged oregon blue live trinidad ox jacksonville paul redwoods selma babe bunyan burls Comments (0)

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