Travel Blogs from Oakridge
... out or coming in determined if the river slowly cruised towards the ocean or if that salty ocean water would force its way upriver.
Luckily there was parking right along this inlet. I wanted to stop here bad because the weather was playing a fun game of tug of war with the clouds. The marine layer was rolling in and out in dramatic fashion. For those of you who dont know what marine layer is:
... that we had seen very little wildlife on this trip, two deer ran across the road in front of us which was fun. At the 5,000 ft. elevation point, we started to see snow along the sides of the road. It was much more than "just a little" by the time we reached the top!
The fee station was several more miles up the road. When we stopped to show our “old ***** pass” the mosquitoes were out in ...
... a reminder that our roadtrip is almost over. We were saying...."We only have a week and a half left of vacation." Then laugh because normally a week off would be a long vacation for us. It really puts things in perspective.
We didn't know where we would stay tonight. We could make Grants Pass by 9pm if we wanted to push through. After some texting to my brother, Todd, who resides in Grants Pass, ...
... a shuttle and so was able to paddle it alone, though in
hindsight, that was a little risky, given the challenging rapids; but
all went well, and I only once almost tipped over, but my kayak muscled
itself back upright. I had a little talk with myself then, and was cautious and tried to "read the river" better after the near-tip. So today, am still here in oakridge. Just
finished a wonderful breakfast her in the coffee shop and am then going
... is also one big rescue haven, for all kinds of animals; the current "family" (as Amy Jo puts it) including: 10 horses, 2 mini-donkeys, 6 goats, “umpteen” chickens, 13 ducks, 5 dogs, 30 cats, 2 lovebirds, 2 tortoises, and 9 fish – “all rescued and now home.”
Amy Jo described her philosophy: “Every soul deserves food, water, shelter, comfort, companionship, and love; while the four two-leggeds (the owners and kids) are all ...