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To see the Oregon and Washington Guide scroll down the page below oldest post, for places to see and things to do in OREGON and WASHINGTON.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Warm Springs, a nation where the sun shines most every day and time turns to the pace of a culture thousands of years in the making.

It is the land of the Warm Springs, Wasco and Paiute Native American Tribes, stretching from the snowcapped summit of the Cascade Mountains to the palisaded cliffs of the Deschutes River in Central Oregon.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008


Journey Into History
In 1803 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson to learn and report about western geography, climate, plants and the indigenous people encountered on their journey to find the great waterway to the Pacific Ocean.
Experience the history of the Cloumbia River Gorge and learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition on a cruise aboard the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. Enjoy riverboat cruises on our authentic triple-deck paddle wheeler, providing 360 degrees of breathtaking vistas. Watch Native American tribes fish from their legendary platforms as they have for centuries. Meal Cruises and Sightseeing excursions are available. Step on board for a unique viewing of the Columbia River Gorge.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008


We recently saw Shakeh perform at McMenamins Edgefield, where the evening was filled with a wonderful voice, laughter and participation by the audience. It was truly a relaxing and enjoyable evening, thank you Shaken.

Take a look at her web site and click on music to hear her songs. She travels the west coast from San Diego California to Seattle Washington.


The most famous of Portland's gardens is the International Rose Test Garden, located in the Washington Park area. Here roses of every color and variety are displayed in neat beds in a terraced park overlooking the city.

Ever since its founding in 1917, the garden has received the best roses from around the world. At first, European enthusiasts rushed to send hybrids to the new garden, hoping to save rare specimens from destruction during World War I. Today, growers send samples to be judged every June during the Portland Rose Festival, when experts inspect blooms and choose winners in the prestigious Portland Best Rose Contest.

For the visitor, the International Rose Test Garden promises row after row of fragrant flowers during spring, summer and even into the fall months. Most of the garden is arranged for viewing by category with each colorful variety clearly marked for identification. Volunteers are available for questions as they deadhead bushes to ensure better blooms.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


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From Friends of our Family in Portland Oregon.

This Sturgeon is Still alive, just worn out from the fight.

They turned him loose after the photo. This Sturgeon was caught on the Willamette River just below Oregon City (December 15, 2007). It weighed out at over 1,000 lbs and measured out at 11'1". It was 56" around the girth and took over 6 and a half hours, for the 4 guys taking turns at reeling it in.

Any Sturgeon around five feet has to be released unharmed and cannot be removed from the water. They are brood / breeding stock and probably older than most of us.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.