Monday, October 6, 2014

2014 Oregon (continuation from Utah), Crater Lake, Clear Lake, waterfalls, Coast

After our busy, but wonderful week in Utah, we were off to Oregon for another 2 weeks.  This was a trip to show some friends as much of Oregon as we could in the 10 days they were with us.  Although day 1 for them was a travel day to Las Vegas where they met up with us.  Having lived in Oregon as a kid and vacationed there for over 40 years as an adult, I put together a pretty intensive itinerary for them: Kennedy School Restaurant; Voodoo doughnuts; Columbia River Gorge; Mt. Hood; Cascade Lakes byway; Crater Lake; row boating on Clear Lake; Silver Falls; Oregon Gardens; Frank Loyd Wright's Gordon House; Ugo's in Dallas (my nephew's pizza place); 2 days on the coast (lots of whales!); Garibaldi scenic train ride; Tillamook Cheese Factory; Rogue Brewery; Portland Rose Garden; Portland Japanese Garden---then our company went home and we spent 5 more nights on the coast in Lincoln City.

Aug. 30, 2014 --- to Portland:

Aug. 31, 2014 --- Columbia River Gorge; Mt. Hood; Bend:

Sept. 1, 2014 (Labor Day) --- lava tube; Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway:

Sept. 2, 2014 --- Crater Lake:

Sept. 3, 2014 -- Dee Wright Observatory; Clear Lake:

Sept. 4, 2014 --- Silver Falls; Oregon Gardens; Gordon House; Depoe Bay Worldmark:

Sept. 5, 2014 --- heading south along the coast:

Sept. 6, 2014 --- heading north to Tillamook and Garibaldi train ride:

Sept. 7, 2014 --- Portland Rose Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, good bye to our friends:

Sept. 8, 2014 --- north to Seaside for the night:

Sept. 9, 2014  --- Seaside to Dallas:

Sept. 10, 2014 --- South along the beach to Newport:

Sept. 11, 2014 --- South from Newport Bay:

Sept. 12, 2014 --- Dallas and Portland:

When asked if I was ready to go home, I had to admit---not really! 
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  1. Marine artist Wyland is world famous for painting large, outdoor murals of whales and other ocean life. He painted his first 'Whaling Wall' in 1981 at Laguna Beach, California. Wyland set himself a goal of painting 100 Whaling Walls by 2011. He reached his goal in 2008 by creating his 100th Whaling Wall in Chaoyang Park,Beijing, China to celebrate the Green Olympics. The quest took 27 years, in 13 countries and four continents. The final wall in China, #100 'Hands Across the Ocean' consists of 54 panels and is one of the world's longest murals at 2,430 Feet Long x 10 Feet High. Thousands of children helped Wyland over a two week period, and the mural features habitats and wildlife of all 205 Olympic-member countries.
    The Wyland Foundation has since 2003 conducted a touring schedule to promote art, science, and conservation in more than 35 states, Mexico, and Canada, reaching more than 50 million people. In 2007, the artist, along with science educators and volunteers, held a national tour for clean water, "From Pike's Peak to the Chesapeake Bay — Every Drop Counts," to raise awareness through art and science about protecting watersheds nationwide.

    1. I wondered if they were done by Wyland, but there were so many buildings painted along the marina that I didn't think he would have done them all. We enjoy seeing one of Wyland's works on the side of a building in Kauai everytime we go to Kauai. It's really faded out over the years, though.

  2. The history of the barn quilt begins about 300 years ago with the arrival of immigrants from the Rhine region of Germany. They came for religious freedom. These groups included Amish, Mennonites, Lutherans and other Reform groups.

    Many settled in Pennsylvania, especially in Berks, Lancaster and Lehigh counties.

    Today, octagonal and hexagonal star-like patterns are seen on the Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutche) barns.

    Prior to the 1830s, most barns were unpainted because of the cost of paint. As paint became more affordable, the Pennsylvania Dutch began to paint and decorate their barns.

    Barn decorating peaked in the early 20th century. There were many artists who specialized in barn decorating. These artists combined many folk designs, including geometric patterns from quilt squares. Many of the symbols used had a special meaning such as: circle - eternity or infinity; four-pointed star - bright day; triple star - success, wealth and happiness; and star - good luck. Quilt squares have special names and meanings also.

    1. Thanks for the info Lori. I don't remember seeing all the signs when we were there in years past.

  3. I have lived in Oregon all 64 years of my life. Never have I read such a wonderful memorable travel report about "my" state. Thanks for sharing your great vacation. Next time you must include my beautiful city of Eugene/Springfield, Oregon. I loved your blog.

    Shirley Gauthier

    1. Thanks, Shirley! What a lucky person you are to get to live there all your life!!!