Tag Archives: travel

#70–Visiting Bandon by the Sea . . .

One of the most popular tourist towns on the coast is Bandon a.k.a. Bandon by the Sea. In the past, the story of Bandon was that of two plants—gorse that helped burn it down and cranberries that contributed to its … Continue reading

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#69–A foggy night in Bandon town . . .

Last Monday had been a warm day in Florence and continued warm as I drove down Hwy 101 until just a few miles north of Bandon. There I entered heavy fog and the temps dropped. Bandon by the sea, had … Continue reading

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#68–Combining work & play . . .

  When you have houseguests, everyday life is put on hold. With company in the house, I fix special meals, eat out more often, walk all over Florence’s Old Town gawking like a tourist, and share my favorite places up … Continue reading

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#67–Kayaking around Florence . . .

It’s a glorious site to watch the full moon rise up over the hills and brighten as the evening fades into night . . . especially from the vantage point of a kayak on a lake. When I wrote about … Continue reading

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#65–What a difference a year makes . . .

Last year at this time, my blog titles ––“Taken over my life,”  “Every which way,” “Company or not,”––described how Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges really had taken over my life. This year I remain busy, but my time is divided between … Continue reading

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#64–When visiting Florence . . .

The dunes, Old Town, and rhododendrons are what folks know about Florence. Since I’ve lived in the area almost 30 years. Here’s my take on what to see and do in the Florence area. Although Florence is on the coast, … Continue reading

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#61–Yachats & Cape Perpetua . . .

  When I have out-of-town guests, I head north to Cape Perpetua and Yachats. I enjoy sharing two of my favorite places on the coast. In fact, when folks in Florence want to get away, they often head to Yachats. … Continue reading

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#58–New territory to the south . .

Grants Pass, Medford, and Ashland were in my sights for this Thursday–Sunday trip, June 28–July1. I would be staying with my 97-year-old friend Virginia, who let me know years ago that if I come to her area and don’t stop … Continue reading

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