Tag Archives: Oregon

Driving Home: Bend, Burns, Boise and Bountiful

We’re finished with two days of driving through the B places on our way back to Tucson from Eugene. Downtown Bend, Oregon, was very touristy, kinda like Bar Harbor. But Bend had the Deschutes Brewery, home of Black Butte and … Continue reading

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Seals snoozing, eagle soaring, nibbling on Moonstruck chocolate

Wind’s howling but the sun’s shining as a bright red kite whooshes by our window. Perched high above the Pacific in our cozy cottage on the Oregon coast nothing happens and enough. Yachats — pronounced Yahaats not the Yiddish YaCHats … Continue reading

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Staycation/pre-vacation at Lodge in the Desert

A week without air conditioning in 105 degree weather was enough for me (“I’m mad as hell and I won’t take it anymore!). We’re leaving on our road trip out west (further) at 4 a.m. in the morning. But first … Continue reading

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From sea to shining sea

The Pacific is majestic, stretching across the horizon islandless for thousands of miles. Perched above the Pacific in our little “Shag’s Nest” cabin in Yachats, Oregon, I watch the changing tides, the black volcanic rock — oh could that be … Continue reading

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My father’s daughter

I don’t know if my father really liked plants and nature, or if he just fell into the floral business by birth. My father, Sidney Edward Wilensky, was the son of Jacob Wilensky, who peddled fruits and vegetables on the … Continue reading

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Vacation, Revolution and the Rapture

I’m in vacation mode. We’ll be heading to Oregon early tomorrow morning; sure hope we beat the end of the world! Will we be safe in Eugene with all the other progressive sinners? Will we be safe snuggling up in … Continue reading

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