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North America » United States » Oregon » Canyonville October 1st 2013

We are here at Seven Feathers RV Park and Casino Resort, owned by the Umpqua Indians. It’s quite lovely, with paved streets, nice landscaping, plus an indoor pool with hot tub. Today we planned to visit Redwood National Park, but now with the government shutdown, that’s not going to happen. Lindsay has already written to Lindsey and Trey, but hasn’t heard back from them yet! We took advantage of a “sun break” this morning and drove to the Winchester Fish Ladder on the North Umpqua River. Windows allow visitors to see salmon swimming upstream. The station uses video cameras to record numbers and species passing through the structure. The salmon that we saw were about two feet long! We will leave tomorrow for Red Bluff, CA hoping to find some more sun and also to visit ... read more
Seven Feathers RV Park
Winchester Fish Ladder in Oregon

North America » United States » Oregon » Canyonville February 10th 2011

We finally were on the road Monday around 10 am; we had breakfast with Ione and Duane that morning. Our drive to Vancouver was rather uneventful, no traffic backups all the way down. Really unbelievable for a Monday morning. We found our RV park right away and started putting away our mess. We had stuffed and stuffed for 1 1/2 days so we could leave, and neither one of us had a clear idea where things were! We had an enjoyable visit with my aunt and cousin. It was rather foggy Wednesday am so we waited awhile to get going; Forgot how beautiful Oregon is, and we both agreed that the roads are far superior to Washington's roads. If you have never ridden in a motorhome, you probably don't appreciate that! Beautiful sunny day! Found Seven ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Canyonville February 23rd 2006

I love it when I stumble upon something unexpected, which I did yesterday as I journeyed "to the middle of the nowhere" for a work assignment. I was overnighting in the small town of Canyonville in Douglas County. Situated in the heart of timber country between the hills of the Umpqua Valley, a traveler would most likely pass right by unless they had reason to venture off of the beaten track. When I casually turned the corner at the Saw & Supply Shop, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a rather LARGE hunk of Douglas Fir. Not just any Douglas fir, mind you, but a specimen measured to be 110 inches in diameter and 142 years old when Columbus first set foot upon the continent. ... read more
How do you know Oregonians are serious about their trees?
Okay, I couldn't resist snapping a picture.




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