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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.
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.
An old Levi add in Jacksonville.
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.
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.
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.
Some views of Mt. Angel Abbey and Seminary. It is a beautiful place; very peaceful and beautiful.
St. Mary's church in Mt. Angel. Unfortunately it was closed, but it is beautiful from the outside.
A song comes to mind...
Appetizers and samples at Hopworks Urban Brewery, an organic brewery/ restaurant that was recommended to us. Everything was excellent.
We've heard a lot about this place. It has been featured on Food Network, etc. we bought doughnuts to try tomorrow morning.
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 hives in the orchard.90_IMG_0391.jpg 90_IMG_0413.jpg 90_IMG_0381.jpg
The beautiful scenery around the Sturm Ranch in Jacksonville.
The ditch. Irrigation water for the orchard and hop yard.
The Applegate River runs through the property.
A squirrel. Despite the best efforts to save him, his fate is unknown.
Wine tasting at one of the many wineries near their house, in between Jacksonville and Applegate. 90_IMG_0430.jpg
"Experimental" wines.
Learning to shoot a handgun and a rifle near the orchard. We were both interested to try it, and hitting the targets was exciting.

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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.
We know what burls are (knots of wood). We know what live means. But "live burls"??? We didn't stay to find out!
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?
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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