Blogs from Eugene, Oregon, United States, North America


North America » United States » Oregon » Eugene August 15th 2018

This morning I started a little later than usual to take advantage of the B&B breakfast. I’m glad I did because it was truly gourmet and I enjoyed every bite. I finally started my ride after 9am however, and the road was already quite busy from the moment I started. I had to put up with Highway 126, ( and the drivers had to put up with me as well) on the narrow roads with very little shoulder. It was quite nerve wracking and I finally was able to turn onto a much quieter road about 20 miles from Eugene. It was much more relaxing and I’m sure the drivers were happy I wasn’t on their busy road anymore as well. Finally after a 45 mile day, I arrived in the vicinity of the rented home ... read more
Ann and I after dinner tonight.
Great scenery, but a busy road with limited shoulder.
Covered Bridge on the McKenzie Highway

North America » United States » Oregon » Eugene September 5th 2017

I think Uncle Larry has crawled out of his rut – FOR A WHILE! I spent two weeks at Driftwood RV Park in Long Beach WA, instead of my customary one week, and then made a stop (with the Bighorn in tow) on my journey between RV parks. Rarely do I find an attraction that 1) is so exceptional that I will suffer the inconvenience of dragging the RV to the attraction, AND 2) is impractical to visit from one of my RV park stopovers adjacent to the attraction because of either time or distance. Since I would be passing through Astoria OR anyway and since I had a relatively short drive on the agenda, I checked out Columbia River Maritime Museum on Google Earth and saw there is a H-U-G-E parking lot that would readily ... read more
As the Fog Lifts, A Distinct Layer Forms
The Pilot Boat Peacock Announces the Theme of the Museum to Arriving Visitors
This Large Placard Heralds the Beginning of an Extensive, Well-Captioned Photographic Journey Through the Evolution of the Salmon Canning Industry

North America » United States » Oregon » Eugene June 15th 2017

We arrived here in Coburg, Oregon on Tuesday and settled in at Camp Marathon. We always enjoy staying here as we have made many friends here since purchasing our bus in 2013. We spent Wednesday visiting and catching up with everyone as well as driving around to some of our favorite spots. I took some pictures of all of the beautiful flowers that they have around here. I would go crazy with the flower baskets if I lived here. It is too hot at home to have them but the climate is perfect here for them to grow. We also went to our favorite fruit farm, Deterings. They have all kinds of fruits and vegetables as well as jams, pies, and canned items. It's kind of like a mini Casa de Fruta. We have some shopping ... read more
Coaches at Marathon
Detering Farms
Beautiful hanging flower baskets.

North America » United States » Oregon » Eugene May 5th 2017

Friday: Settling in Arrrg, another race fail...face palm. I was running fine until Wednesday and boom, the pain struck me on my left leg. I don’t even know what it is that was damaged so suddenly. Somebody put a nail into my voodoo doll or somebody just doesn’t want me running races. It doesn’t matter. I was limping on Friday. There was not the slightest chance for me to be running the track town's Eugene 5k on Saturday or half marathon on Sunday, sigh. V will carry on as planned with the 5k and a full marathon. It had been a busy week at work. I was non-stop since last weekend. I didn't even pack until the night before. This is very unlike me. V & I left our furry kids at 6:15 am Friday. Left ... read more
Twilight Meet
Start of the 5k run
With Flapper Jack & Jill

North America » United States » Oregon » Eugene July 3rd 2016

There's nothing like Eugene, Oregon in the summer! Every day has been sunny with lovely breezes and low humidity. It's delightfully cool at night...wonderful to sleep with the windows open! i've heard some people complaining about the "unusually hot weather" but even though it is hot in the sun, as soon as you stand in the shade it feels very comfortable to me. i arrived in Eugene Wednesday evening after enjoying flying First Class on my flights from DC to Phoenix and from Phoenix to Portland. I booked these flights using frequent flyer miles last September and did not request (or use extra miles or spend any $1) to get an upgrade....but when I went to choose my seats, they were in First Class! It was a treat to have big seats with plenty of leg ... read more
Me and my brother, Bill
My sister-in law, Shiela's garden
Hayward Stadium-Olympic Trials

North America » United States » Oregon » Eugene June 29th 2016

Even though this is my third blog on this site, I'm not sure I've really figured it out. I'm not in Oregon yet so I probably should have put in Falls Church, VA since that's where I'm writing this, but I'm not writing about Falls Church so I thought I should put in the first place I'm visiting on my next trip....which is Eugene, Oregon. I leave tomorrow morning for Eugene where I will spend a week visiting my brother and his wife and going to the Olympic Track and Field Trials (as well as hiking and hopefully visiting breweries and wineries) before heading to Alaska on July 6th. I will meet a friend in Juneau for a 3+ week adventure in Alaska. We booked this trip last September....two months before I booked my "last minute" ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Eugene August 11th 2015

Carly and Mike got me some baseball cards for the train ride between the Bay and Seattle. This is clearly the best baseball card ever. The train is running late and I have not heard back from my Airbnb hosts. I did get a Robbie Cano card, perhaps I can exchange it for lodgings in Mariner country… I have hit Eugene and I can smell the Ninkasi. So close, but so far away. No matter, many breweries lay in front of me.... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Eugene August 1st 2015

Geo: 44.0499, -123.089Today our agenda was to take us to Eugene, Oregon, but before heading south, we took a leisurely drive up toward Olympic National Park for a pleasant scenic ride along the waterways of the Puget Sound. The day began at 8:20 and 72 degrees, but before the day was over, the temps had climbed to 102…not what we expected in the northwest. But also, unlike the northwest, we had another beautiful day of clear skies and bright sunshine. No complaining here.Our first stop was in a place called Gig's Harbor. And it reminded me a lot of the Maine coast…places like Boothbay Harbor, but bigger and more densely populated. The marinas had rows and rows of pleasure boats sitting idle on this gorgeous Saturday morning. The houses were stacked very close together, often 3 ... read more
Gig's Harbor
Gig's Harbor
Gig's Harbor

North America » United States » Oregon » Eugene August 2nd 2014

Geo: 44.0499, -123.089This morning we took our time over breakfast as the wineries do not open until 11am. We set out to discover what the Dundee Hills area has to offer. This is a red soil area, not like the Terra Rossa of Coonawarra but still having its own richness. Our first stop was at The Four Graces. This had a white timber house as its tasting room and we were greeted by a very charming host who was originally from Wales. We discovered that all wineries here charge at least $10 for a flight and sometimes $20. Also they have a charming custom of letting their guests sit outside and they bring the wine to them. This was the case here. We went out into a pretty garden area and sat in the shade on ... read more
Lovely spot, The Four Graces
Peter tries his water at The Four Graces
Enjoying the wine at The Four Graces

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