Ashland - Oregon Shakespeare Festival

October 19-21 This lovely little town perched in the rolling hills of Southern Oregon is the home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The fall colors added to our enjoyment.

Fall colors

Sculpture celebrating theater

Fall is in the air, time to start heading south

More Crater Lake Photos - Gallery

Crater Lake from Google Earth The Lake is 6 miles across and the rim road is about a 30 mile drive with the move spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding valley.

Click on the photo for a larger version. This is a beautiful place.

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Newport, OR Photos

October 4, 2008 - Outdoor Resorts We passed a psychedelic VW van, scullers in the river, strawberry farms, elk signs, autumn-tinted trees.

Small Bus

Newport Murals

More Murals

Kissy Kissy

We heard the sea lions's raucous a half mile away. They are lazy and ornery.

Sea Lions on the Docks

You can buy fresh crab off the pier the size of soccer balls.

Newport Harbor

Local Fish Shack

A Face for Everyone

View from Greatest Campsite to Date (out the front window)

View of the Newport Lighthouse

Great Beach

Seaside, OR Photos

September 29, 2008 Boardwalk

This guy flies and flips through the air with his kite/sail (thought he might fly away!):

The Beach

Downtown

Cute Shop

Seaside, a small, yes, seaside 'resort' town with the flavour of a Floridian town without the palm and orange trees. The same stretching sands, trinket boutiques, cafes and seafood restaurants. In fact the only clear difference, aside from weather, fauna and the elk, are the subjects hanging in the galleries, in this case, the big mammals of North America and aboriginal art and fantastical art. A shopper's mecca - strips of outlet stores. Seaside smells like fudge and hot pavement. Blustery. Conveniently located on a Tsunami evacuation route. Is that good or bad?

Seaside, Oregon is at the end of the Lewis & Clark trail, which covers over 4,600 miles from St. Louis, MO to the Pacific Coast in 1803-06.

-P