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Visiting the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum

Visiting the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum

We’re suckers for “Discovery” or “Children’s” museums. Quite frankly—they feed our kid’s appetites for both activities and knowledge (while keeping us adults fairly entertained, as well). So, as we drove along the Columbia River on the Northern border of Oregon (with Washington just on the other side) in August 2014, we decided to make a stop at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and...

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Camping in Brookings Oregon

Camping in Brookings Oregon

Now that the weather is turning cold in Southern Oregon, I can more-happily reflect on record-setting summer temperatures that recently exceeded 100 degrees. Temperatures that high tend to drive us either indoors or out of town! As mentioned in our previous post, Brookings, Oregon is a favorite escape where we can quickly be at the beach and Redwoods or simply enjoy some hiking for the day. This summer we decided to try our hand at...

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Indian Sands Trail in Brookings, Oregon

Indian Sands Trail in Brookings, Oregon

There are so many little nooks and crannies we have yet to discover in Southern Oregon. One of our favorite day trips is to Brookings, the southernmost coastal city in Oregon. We like to go there for a quick visit to the beach, hiking, and even camping. The time we happened across a turnoff just north of Brookings labeled “Indian Sands”. As we pulled into the large circular parking area, we saw some people descending from a hiking train...

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Visiting the California Redwoods and Oregon Beach

Visiting the California Redwoods and Oregon Beach

One reason we picked Southern Oregon to establish our home base is because it is a reasonable distance from some of the best excursions the US has to offer. Face it—if you’ve ever been to the Northwest—you’ve probably fallen in love with it. At least we have! In January we decided to make a day trip over to the coast to experience our first exploration of the redwoods near Crescent City, California. What is the weather like in...

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