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an Oregon StoryFamily Felting Class at Aragon Alpaca Farm
It is a beautiful day at the Aragon Alpaca Farm. The sun is shining, the breeze is refreshing, and the view is stunning.As soon as I arrive at the farm, I am greeted by Ann’s welcoming smile, and by a group of curious alpacas. The males are…Continue reading this story…
an ItineraryFamily Getaway to Timberline Lodge
Family vacations. There’s the Clark Griswold route: “Everybody in the car. Boat leaves in two minutes… or perhaps you don’t want to see the second largest ball of twine on the face of the earth, which is only four short hours…Continue reading this story…
an Oregon StoryFamily Road Trip: Black Butte Ranch
There is no smile more satisfying than one on the face of your own child. I am looking at two of these gorgeous smile specimens huge toothy grins plastered on the visages of my daughters, each of whom rides astride her very own horse. The sun…Continue reading this story…
an ItineraryFamily Road Trip: Astoria
My family loves nothing more than a good old-fashioned road trip, and the beauty of Oregon is that there’s always a new place around the corner that we haven’t yet discovered. And sometimes, we keep going back to one place because it captures…Continue reading this story…
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Uncommonly rich in history, the Byway reveals tales of pioneers, towns boomed and busted and creatures that wandered this terrain millions of years ago.
Sometimes the spontaneous getaways are the best kind. Sometimes you just have to make work stop. Sometimes, when you do this, you can make time stand still, for just a little while. Though I was approaching deadline on a big work project, and my…
Some of America’s greatest authors have waxed rhapsodic over the sight of Crater Lake’s blue waters. It’s the same view that compels people from all over the world to visit Oregon’s most popular national park site each year.
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We want to go wine tasting in the North Willamette Valley. Where should we stay and where should we eat?
The towns I love for wine tasting are Newberg, McMinnville and Dundee. All three are driving distance of each other in Yamhill County. In Newberg there are lots of great B&B's and vacation rentals. Here are a few favorites: dreamgiversinn.com/ lepuy-inn.com/ lobenhaus.com/ distinctivedestination.net/lionsgateinn/ For dinner, The Painted Lady is seriously top notch. Recipe- A Nei…