Dunes – Oregon

The Oregon Sand Dunes are one of the largest expanses of coastal sand dunes in the world. They stretch for 40 miles along the Oregon coast and is designated as a National Recreation Area  or NRA (the other NRA) as a part of the Siuslaw National Forest. Within the larger park system, there are many…

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Salishan Resort – Lincoln City, Oregon

This spring we took a quick jaunt to the coast to relax and just be away from things. The late winter/early spring is hard in Oregon, it’s about the time we all start to go a little crazy from all the clouds and rain. Having the trip to look forward to certainly helped eliminate some…

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Carruthers – Astoria, Oregon

There is a small town on the Oregon Coast that I know quite well, they call it Astoria Oregon. Astoria, long famous for being the home of one of the most dangerous river bars in the world, childhood 80s movies and copious amounts of rain, also happens to be one of my childhood home towns.…

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McMenamins Hotels – Oregon

I am sure locals to the Portland Metro Area have a lot to say about McMenamins franchise as a whole. Some love them and some hate them. It is just one of those things. I have no strong feelings either way on the restaurants. The food is fine, the service is usually fast and the interiors…

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Saddle Mountain – Oregon

This last weekend my husband and I drove back to our home town for a short getaway. We do this a couple times a year, the drive is short but provides a comfortable change of scenery. Different but not too different.  ** Mom’s hydrangeas, she has skills** For these sojourns we stay at my parents…

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