Travel Blogs from Springfield
Thursday we cruised up towards Clearwater to meet up with John's Navy buddy, Joe. We started with a great breakfast in Palmetto at the Riverside Cafe. A wonderful locals spot. Still a bit windy...oh well!
Went over the bridge to St. Petersburg and up to Clearwater to connect with Joe, check into our hotel for the night and off to some adventures. Explored Dunedin, did a great walk in Honeymoon Park, and then went to the Gulfport Library for a discussion ...
... than expected, at least through 3 quarters. Several Ducks turnovers gave Fresno State some hope. But, the juggernaut that is the Oregon offense was no match for the Bulldogs. Oregon simply has too many weapons, and the game wasn't within reach the whole 4th quarter. Rating: 4 of 10.
The Band - This is a tough one to rate. From a pure show standpoint, it was absolutely, positively the worst show I've ever seen put ...
... we go, onto the Santiam Pass. Brian was glad he took off his cool vest. The temps dropped down to 63, about a 30 degree difference from a few short hours ago. It would stay in the sixties until we were nearly home.
From the spot where Hwy 20 and 126 diverge, the elevation is about 3600 feet. Our house is at about 600 feet. It’s amazing how quickly the elevation drops. One of the things we like about Hwy 126 is that you get to see ...
... Cascade Mountains. We stopped at Harbick’s Store, which is a little store that had just about everything. Bev said it was pretty much the last store and gas before heading in to the mountains. We then continued towards the Cascades, and on our way to the Belknap Resort & Hot Springs. It was gorgeous up there. It is a hotel and RV resort along the McKenzie river but also has hot springs bubbling up. They use the hot springs to fill the pool. So we checked ...
... waving goodbye to Humbolt University where my neice, Alex, spent 2 years in college before transferring to Eastern in Washington). We decide it is a nite for camping (okay, I decide) but first a hike in Redwoods at Quinci's request. We look at the trails at a state park and Quinci suggests the 8.3 mile trek but I tell her it is too long and that is when things start to happen. We set off on a 2.5 mile voyage ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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