Monthly Archives: January 2011

Burgers, ice cream and monkey

Tourist trap implies something less than awesome. This is not a trap! It’s Americana. Alf’s Ice Cream and Burgers in McMinnville is a tourist draw for sure, but it delivers on its promise. Its promise is, specifically, burgers, ice cream … Continue reading

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Come sit in the kitchen for a little food and conversation

It’s been chilly lately. Oh, it’s not like it’s Canada out there, and there have been some gorgeous days for hiking and biking, but I have been feeling an inclination to stay indoors. Luckily, there’s plenty to do around here … Continue reading

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Pick up a painless history lesson at Champoeg

A history lesson doesn’t always happen in a classroom. Visit Champoeg State Park. Walk or bike the trails, maybe play a round of disc golf. Hunt for mushrooms, smell the flowers, admire the trees. It’s close to civilization — Newberg … Continue reading

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Happy trails to you, and to my old boots. May they rest in pieces.

My hiking boots died. There’s a sort of poetry in that, no? Like dying with one’s boots on? My boots died with my feet in them, in the middle of a new adventure. We were snowshoeing on Mount Hood when … Continue reading

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