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There’s an extraordinary amount of cool stuff packed into the Yamhill County Historical Museum’s two buildings in Lafayette. Look at photos, furniture, clothes, tools, toys — anything you can think of that will illustrate what life was like when Lafayette … Continue reading
I’m coming up on a year in Oregon. It’s so cool! And I mean that literally. I love how I can bike 15 miles on a June morning and still show up at my destination looking like a human being. … Continue reading
No sympathy. And I’m not expecting it. Part of my job in the beautiful Yamhill Valley is writing a blog about how beautiful it is here, and how there are so many fun things to do. Thus, part of my … Continue reading
Put on a pot of coffee. Right now. Seriously — I’ll wait. You’ll be craving it by the time you’re done with this post. Bonus: It will be like reading in Smell-O-Vision. Got your cup of giddyup? Let’s go. I’m … Continue reading
Firefighters don’t generally retrieve kittens from trees anymore. Fighting fires requires science, strength, stamina and speed. Modern firehouses are temples to efficiency and order. They are not quaint. Except maybe a little. McMinnville’s fire station on First Street is a … Continue reading
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
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