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Highlights | Oregon Adventures

Travels to + through Oregon through the years

· Oregon,Photography,Travel,Parks and Recreation,Family Life
Hells Canyon view of Idaho via Oregon
Painted Hills Oregon
John Day Fossil Beds Oregon
Trees + High Desert at Joseph County, Oregon
John Day Fossil Beds Oregon
Obsidian flow meets timberline at Paulina Lake, Oregon
Oregon Trail Interpretive Center at Baker, Oregon
High Desert Foliage in Joseph County, Oregon
Tree at Hells Canyon, Oregon
Paulina Lake via obsidian flow Oregon
Scenic roadway spot where we saw several mountain peaks Oregon
Painted Hills, Oregon
Raptor show at High Desert Museum at Bend, Oregon
Large Schooner Wagon at Rest Stop Somewhere in Oregon
High Desert Museum at Bend, Oregon
Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge at Baker, Oregon
Onlookers watch smoke at Washington at Cascade Locks at Columbia River Gorge Oregon side 2007
Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center
Cascade Locks Oregon
Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center Oregon
Yaquina Head Lighthouse at Yaquina Bay, Oregon
Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, Oregon
Stonehenge Veterans Memorial at Maryshill Oregon
Mt. Hood flowers via Timberline Lodge Oregon
Mt. Hood via Timberline Lodge Oregon
Portland Oregon Saturday Market at Old Town
Portland Oregon Saturday Market at Old Town
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, Oregon
Crater Lake National Park Oregon 2014
Crater Lake National Park Oregon 2014
Crater Lake National Park Oregon 2014
Crater Lake National Park Oregon 2014
Crater Lake National Park Oregon 2014
Crater Lake National Park Oregon 2014
Mt. Thielsen via Crater Lake National Park Oregon
Willamette Valley Oregon
Newport Oregon
Multnomah Falls Oregon 2007
Oregon Coast Vista
Cannon Beach Oregon

We enjoyed our travels through Oregon. We visited for vacation + later for friends + on our way to present research + attend a conference in other places.

Highlights included Bandon, home of the cranberry festival, a beautiful serene drive through fall-tinted trees along the river to Willamette Valley, Ventis at Salem with fabulous food + beer on tap (both locations), + the astoundingly gorgeous Crater Lake National Park.

Earlier travels near waterways included Cannon Beach, Seaside, Newport, Tillamook Cheese Factory, Tillamook Air Museum, Lincoln City, clam chowder at Mo's, + Yaquina Bay Head Lighthouse + Interpretive Center. We enjoy combining museums + outdoors to learn, see the sights, + exercise in fresh air with ample space to play + explore.

Southcentral + western travels included eating at the Baldwin Saloon (est. 1876) at The Dalles, Portland, OMSI, Saturday Market at Old Town, Lan Su Chinese Botanical Garden also at Old Town, Mt. Hood + Timberline Lodge, Multnomah Falls, Stonehenge Veterans' Memorial at Maryshill, Cascade Locks, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center + Museum, + the beloved by both WA + OR Columbia River Gorge.

A trusty old-school atlas, plus deciding our next-day adventure based on what was boundaried in blue or green, made for a relaxing + exciting exploration. Our strategy also involved visitor centers + talking to locals for sights to see. We traveled in loops to make the most of the area.

At the time Oregon had repaved scenic byways. I respect + greatly appreciate how Oregon cares for its parks + recreation with more scenic byways + tour routes than any other state. I am grateful to God for making Oregon a place with beauty at every corner with much more to explore with The 7 Wonders of Oregon.

If it's not clear by now: I adore Central Oregon + the coast. Oregon enjoys a dreamy combination of interpretative centers + outdoors. Take a read of Somewhere in Oregon by Patrick Wilkins.

Oregon, We Heart You!

Thank you + keep being beautiful!

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