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Oct 30, 2019 - Salem OR

We had an appointment early Monday afternoon for a tour of another Frank Lloyd Wright home, this one being about 20 minutes away, but we were running early so we stopped in Mt. Angel to visit the conveniently located Mt. Angel Sausage Company and bought some jerky, mustard and an apple strudel. They will probably not all be eaten at the same meal but if they are, I’ll let you know…that story would be interesting. After a short photo stop at the nearby oldest covered bridge in Oregon – the Gallon House Bridge – we made it to the Oregon...

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Oct 28, 2019 - Salem OR

Our Thursday was another beautiful weather day – we are enjoying this trend – so we decided to take advantage and do something outside. We pointed the Jeep north on I-5 toward Portland then skirted around the east side of their historically bad traffic to a quick stop for some fast food lunch. After that we hopped onto I-84 that weaves its way along the south side of the awesome Columbia River Gorge till we turned off at Cascade Locks for a quick drive across the river to the Washington side via the Bridge of the Gods. Which ended up being...

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Oct 24, 2019 - Salem OR

The weather for the 2½ drive down I-5 to our new home near Salem, Oregon was sunny – though I wonder if it will continue – and the traffic through Portland, which is usually ugly, was less painful than expected. We pulled into the Hee Hee Illahee RV Resort – I’m assuming it’s an Indian name and not just some random letters organized into random words – just about 1:00 and after getting all set up it was time to go find some grub...it was way past feeding time for the fat guy. After some decent Mexican food and a stop at Lowe’s, we were...

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Nov 3, 2018 - THE 1st FOUR Days

After an early start loading the RV we made our way thru the US/Canada border crossing with our first stop in Blaine, WA for a few groceries. Next cruising down to Bremerton, WA for a 2 night visit with Cousin Sharon & Tom Rueckert. A great visit after setting up followed by a fabulous dinner at the Olive Garden, sharing stories and lots of laughter. The next morning while Tom was at work (Lockheed/Martin on the Naval Base) Sharon, her son Jason, Joanne and I toured the Scandinavian town of Poulsbo. Great little community of antiques, local...

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Sep 26, 2017 - Pendleton to Home

What a great road trip this was. In thirty days we visited thirteen states. Traveled 5975 miles, burned 715 gallons of diesel (8.3 MPG) and averaged $16 per night for lodging. We are already planning another trip for next year. What made this trip so good for us was absolutely NO schedule to meet. We stayed as long as we wanted and changed destinations several times. Foot Loose and Fancy Free you might say! Thanks for being part of our adventure!

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Sep 14, 2017 - Salem, here we come.

We packed up and loaded Lisa and her bags to travel with us today on our long drive along the Columbia Gorge and River. It is always a lovely drive with interesting scenery. There is industry along the river on both sides, several dams with locks for the shipping to pass up river. We were not sure how far we could travel on Interstate 84 on the Oregon side because of the wildfires still burning just east of Portland. The river gorge was quite smoky and getting thicker as we traveled west. We stopped for lunch in "The Dalles" at a great...

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May 7, 2017 - A week in Salem

So, we were here for about a week to deal with replacing some tires on the coach (no sales tax in Oregon helps), and to visit cousins and my college girlfriend. When we arrived, we learned our friends Judy & Roger were staying on the coast in Newport, and they were making a Costco run to Albany. So, we met them at Sizzler in Albany for lunch and had a great time catching up with their adventures. They have decided to summer on the Oregon Coast the last couple years and visit children and travel in the winter. Larry has been wanting to buy...

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Sep 25, 2016 - Salem, Oregon

Friday and Saturday was spent visiting our ex-neighbors and we had a great time with each of them. It was our loss because one could not have found better neighbors than they were for us. We left Pyuallup at 0730 because we were hoping that an early start on a Sunday would be the best time for a minimum of traffic. We were correct and traffic from Pyuallup to Salem traffic was light to medium. We had medium to heavy through Portland but the traffic never slowed below the speed limit. As we left Pyuallop the sky was overcast and it was...

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Jul 15, 2016 - Oregon's state Capitol building

We mentioned to someone that we were going to visit the Oregon's state capitol building. That person said she thought their capitol was ugly. Ugly isn't a word we'd use, just not quite as elaborate as some capitol buildings we've seen. There are five capitol buildings in the United States done in the Art Deco style. Oregon is one of those five. It has been described as "stripped classical." It features simple adornment with functional entrances and stark surfaces rather than grand staircases and ornate decoration that other capitols have....

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Jun 5, 2016 - Salem, Oregon

Today we left Seven Feathers around 1000 and arrived in Salem, Oregon around 1300. The weather is warm and sum what muggy. The sky is clear and the traffic was moderate. The roads were average to fair with a bit of good rolled in. The first 50 to 70 miles had little to no wind but the last 100 plus miles there was a good tailwind. The local weather report is calling for unusually warm temperatures for this time year to continue and there is little to no chance of rain in the near future. We are here in Salem for two nights at the Phoenix RV...

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May 4, 2016 - Premier RV Resort of Salem

This was a short trip from Eugene to Salem. We are staying in another Premier RV Resort. They are so clean, well-maintained and comfortable. It's just too bad they aren't all over the U.S. Our site is #151 and it backs up to a berm next to the Willamette River. We took a walk down to the river and Tim tried his luck fishing which turned out to be no luck at all. On the drive as we came into Linn County, there was a sign naming Linn County the Grass Seed Capital of the World. For miles as we rode there were acres and acres of fields of...

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Aug 31, 2015 - Oregon State Fair

We spent all day at the fair that is within easy walking distance of Dorothy's house - we save paying for parking. There was alot to see including some very fancy decorated cakes, at dogtown the dogs were jumping into the pool and being judged on the length of the jump. We saw horses, cows, goats, lambs, pigs, turkeys, etc. There was a extensive vendor area and we saw just about everything one could imagine. The day was perfect, clear blue skies, better than Friday would have been even though we had to pay the full $6 fare to get in. We sat...

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