Author Archives: Jeff

The Phone Call

We knew the phone call would come eventually. My father was almost 90, and while he always had been a vibrant man of robust health, over the last two years his vim and vigor had slowly drained away. We could … Continue reading

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The Redwoods

On Monday morning, January 15th we inventoried our fruit stash, held our breath, bid adieu to the Pacific Northwest, and crossed the Oregon/California border. We left Oregon’s Harris Beach State Park and drove 26 miles down U.S. 101 to the … Continue reading

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The Southern Oregon Coast

We left Reedsport on Saturday, January 6th and continued our journey down the Oregon Coast.  We spent the next three nights at Port Orford’s Cape Blanco State Park. Cape Blanco State Park – Port Orford, Oregon Cape Blanco is Oregon’s … Continue reading

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Freedom and the Central Oregon Coast

After ringing in the New Year in Newport, our game plan was a slow roll southward along the coast. With no real schedule driving us, we were basking in our freedom and our bounty of options, so we drove 20-miles … Continue reading

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New Years

Last year we spent Christmas and New Years in Key West, Florida. This year we were in Oregon—Santa found us in Portland and we rang in the New Year on the Oregon coast…hard to get more polar opposite than that…Regardless, … Continue reading

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