Central Oregon is full of beautiful sites to see & places to explore. Here’s a list of just a handful of things to see:
Central Oregon’s landscape is very different than that of the Northwest part, where we live. It is considered high dessert, has dry summer’s and snowy winters. The area is dominated by volcanic activity with craters, cinder cones & piles of lava rock. A great place to visit to see all this volcanic action is Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Deschutes National Forest, about 30 miles
I have lived in Oregon all my life and the first time I saw Crater Lake was about 11 years ago. Farm Kid1 was just a couple months old. It was as amazing as everyone says. Wanting my kids to see this natural wonder at a younger age than I was when I saw it the first time, we visited it again a couple years
I am not a shopper. Never have been. However, I will admit to being slightly excited about the new Cabela’s store that just opened in Tualatin last month. Years ago, before Cabela’s went public and there weren’t many stores to visit, we stopped at a couple stores on a road trip to Minnesota. I loved them. The buildings and decor were beautiful. They were great
The Rose Parade, or more formally known as the Grand Floral Parade, is Portland’s largest Parade. It is held during the first part of June during Portland’s Rose Festival. The Rose Festival has been a tradition for over 100 years & is still going strong. There are many activities taking place during the Festival, but the most popular is the Rose Parade.
Magness Memorial Tree Farm is the World Forestry Center’s education forest. It’s 80 acres located about a half an hour’s drive from the World Forestry Center itself. We’ve only visited once, & I’ll admit that I left there a bit underwhelmed. I don’t know why. It was a nice place, just not what I was expecting. I think maybe I was envisioning an education center
Day 3 includes yet another house in the Portland area. The house is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, but that’s not why most people visit the house. The house is now a museum, the rooms turned into galleries. If you enjoy natural science then you will adore this museum. If that’s not your thing, then you’ll be really bored here. It really
Almost exactly one year ago I signed my hubby, John, & I up for the Warrior Dash. It was much cheaper if we committed so far in advance. So, I signed us up. Then waited. I have friends who have done it and this muddy, obstacle filled race was on my bucket list of 5k’s. This weekend was finally our time to give our all