End of Day 3…

September 4, 2009

After spending the night at the Weed Motel 6, we grabbed some quick Java at the Java Hut in beautiful downtown Weed. The Coffee Lady there made some flirty comment about my longish eyelashes, a good way to start the day!

Weed isn’t too far south of Ashland, Oregon, where we had a nice breakfast at the Dragonfly with our Ashland friends Jan & Richard:
Then it was on up the road to Portland, with a short diversion at Eugene, where by chance, Jane’s sister Barbara and her husband Jay had had to lay over with their huge RV to have a minor repair performed, apparently at the Western RV “Mecca,” we’re told.

Arriving to spend a couple of nights with friends in Portland, we made a couple of new feline friends, this one is Olivia:

Her brother, litter mate Oliver, lurked mightily in the yard:

This afternoon we visited Jane’s semi-alma mater (that’s when you do just 2 years there?), Lewis & Clark College in Lake Oswego. Here’s the view of Mt. Hood from one of the oldest buildings on campus:
We were treated to a guided tour of the many municipally-sponsored sculptures in downtown Lake Oswego, like this “Butterfly,” for example:
There are lots more photos in the Web Gallery for these days. Take a look! Tomorrow it’s off to breakfast with some more Portland friends, and then up to Mt. Vernon, WA, for a short visit with my sister and brother-in-law.


5 Responses to “End of Day 3…”

  1. Sharon said

    Hi John – just got back from visiting Joan in Montana, so this is the first time I've looked at your blog. Way to go!! Sounds like a magnificent trip. For sure, I'll stay tuned. Have a wonderful adventure.


  2. Daniel Sonkin said

    Your Oregon entry makes me hanker for a visit to our neighbor. Our daughter almost decided on attending UO in Eugene, but opted for SFSU; lucky for us. Mindy and I have thought about visiting Portland, because we have heard so many good things about the city. Looking forward to hearing about your next stop.

  3. John Reed said

    Oregon looks good and green and sunny right now; I think it gets the "green" ingredient from a LOT of rain. It rained the night before last, e.g., even though the sky seemed relatively clear at sundown and the next morning. I guess that's Camelot, right? 😉

  4. Gene said

    Lodge at Mt. Ranier is pretty neat if you are looking for a place to stay that night.

  5. John Reed said

    Hey Gene, we got nowhere CLOSE to Mt. Rainier. Instead we bunked at Leavenworth, on the way over to Coeur d'Alene and further East? Thanks for the advice though, maybe next time?

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