Category Archives: Unexpected adventures

Old stuff, but new to me

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

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That’s beautiful! What is that?

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

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Coffee — an education

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

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McMinnville’s firehouse: Part public safety, part museum

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

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