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Wallowa Lake SP

Covered Bridges
of Linn County

White Christmas

Eugene Weekend

Troutdale Times

Mt. Hood Railroad

Gorgeous Gorge

Gorge Waterfalls

Seaside Castles

Mosier Tunnels



Silver Falls





Lake Creek

Emigrant Lake

Grants Pass

Portland II

Coast Trip

Malia's Miles

Southern Oregon

All in all, since I started fulltime RVing in 2001, I've spent more time in Oregon than any other state. The first time I came here in late summer of 2002 was to thoroughly explore the Columbia River Gorge while I worked at a downtown law office for gas money. I wound up staying there through the winter because I decided I wanted to see Alaska the following summer and it made more sense to stay put and stay working to afford that adventure. When I first started working, I told my co-workers that if I was forced to quit traveling, I'd stay in Portland. I loved the downtown area, Columbia River Gorge was amazing, and there was just so many other wonderful things to explore nearby. After a soggy, windy winter, I changed my mind about living there - at least through another winter - but it still remains in my memory as one of my very favorite stops.

After spending the summer of 2003 in Alaska and returning to my hometown of Austin for a while, I really didn't anticipate returning to the west coast again the very next summer, but you know how it goes, "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans." It was a sad chain of events that led me back to Oregon in the summer of 2004. I let myself recover from that for a while in familiar territory in Portland, working there again with "old" friends. But by Christmas, I was ready for something new and headed for Ashland and then Grants Pass. And Oregon is still my favorite state so far.
In 2002, we arrived in time to see the beautiful wildflowers still framing Mt. Hood.
The Oregon Coast is enough to make anyone glad to be in this beautiful state!
Deer abound in: Wallowa State Park

Places I've


(Alaska trip)
Victoria, BC

Cedar Point


New Orleans

New York
  Niagara Falls
After 9-11

Oregon Coast/
CA Redwoods



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