Wining Down in Redmond, OR

August 14th, 2015|Oregon|

Central Oregon is such a great place in the summer.  High desert, with toasty but not too hot weather, and cool nights.  Fortunately we were far from the numerous wildfires that plagued the Northwest this [...]

Portland

September 9th, 2014|Oregon|

Early morning tee time at the Reserve Golf Club,just outside Portland.  Low, spooky fog.At Portland's International Rose Test Garden, wefound the Peace Rose, a Gold Medal Winner in 1944.Bright yellow with soft pink shading and [...]

Sisters, OR and Pronghorn Golf

June 3rd, 2014|Oregon|

The Three Sisters mountain range in central Oregon.The stunning Sisters from Pronghorn Golf Course.Love these gnarly old trees on the course...unless your golf ball is behind one.Mike taking aim at the Par 3.Sand on the [...]

Bandon Dunes in Oregon

March 13th, 2014|Oregon|

The game of golf was born on rugged, wind swept landlike the Oregon coast.  Bandon Dunes is perched 100 feet above the Pacific, representing links golf at its finest. Pacific Dunes (my favorite among Bandon's four courses) has several holes with [...]

Pigging out in Portland

October 14th, 2013|Oregon|

Portland's light rail transit, Max, is a great featurein this well planned city.  Just in case you've eatentoo much to walk.PIG OUT at Lardo, Portland's pork-centric restaurant.  Oink!The first, the original, the one and only [...]

Shakespeare PLUS in Ashland OR

August 9th, 2013|Oregon|

We were fortunate that the local wildfires inAshland didn't cause performances to be cancelledas they had the prior week.  Lucky for us, itkept the crowds away and wasn't too smoky.What a delight to see the [...]

Riding the Sand Dunes in Florence OR

August 6th, 2013|Oregon|

Who sat in the badass back seat?  You betcha.Florence is Oregon's summer playground, with the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. An adrenaline fueled sand dune buggy ride awaits. Drivers strap you in tightly, [...]

Riding a Tin Lizzie!

August 16th, 2012|Oregon|

Butch's pride and joy - 1923 Model T.  It costabout $287 in 1923, which would be about $3,500 in today's dollars.  Ford said "you can have it in any color as long as it's black".  Butdid you [...]

Sunriver, OR

July 13th, 2012|Oregon|

"Rhythm on the Range" summer concertsare set up on the driving range.  Dancingwas barefoot in the grass!Golfing at Crosswater.  Aim that tee shotdirectly at Mt. Bachelor, thank you.Mama duck and her 7 babies.On the Deschutes [...]

Rafting the Rogue River

November 21st, 2011|Oregon|

  The guys (Mike, Dan, David and Andy) rafted 45 miles west, starting at Grants Pass, OR.  Despite a sketchy weather forecast, they reportedly stayed dry for 3 days.  Tricky river navigation and gourmet meals [...]

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