Oregon Adventure – Part I

“…and I think to myself what a wonderful world.” – Bob Thiele In two weeks, I’ve slept in three time zones, seen mountains, rivers, desert, volcanoes, ocean, fields of lava, and painted hills. Truth be told, I’m having a tough time condensing it into a blog post. I’ve decided to split it up, but I’m…

Oregon Adventure, Part II

And the reflections on our Oregon Adventure continue. Smith Rock State Park Welcome to the birthplace of American sport climbing — and apparently one of my greatest fears. Yes, we trekked to the top of this thing. This gives you an idea of where we started. And here’s where we ended up. Suffice it to…

Oregon Adventure, Part III

I thought this spot deserved a solo post. Painted Hills – John Day Fossil Beds National Monument “When you travel to the Painted Hills, you can see millions of years of history revealed in the layers of mountains of earth, one color at a time. The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications…

Oregon Adventure, Part IV

Here are odds and ends from our Oregon adventure. I managed to get a few runs in while we were there, including getting lost on the grounds of Reed College. Another neighborhood running photo. We went to a beautiful Japanese Garden… …and to the lovelier International Test Rose Garden. On the way back from the…