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Labor Day Weekend in Oregon

Posted on: September 4, 2006

After work on Friday we drove North. Because of the traffic we only got as far as Red Bluffs, CA before stopping for the night. The next morning we were back on the road and made it to Crater Lake, OR in time to score a nice campsite there (and to finally cash in the National Parks Pass Carrie had given us). We hiked around the crater, including a really steep hike down to the boat dock (though the boat tours were all sold out for the day) and back up. My favorite was the wildflower walk through a gorgeous meadow. Back at camp, we were able to try out all the fun camping gear items that we had received as wedding presents! That night there was a ranger talk in the outdoor amphitheater about birds, but I could hardly keep my eyes open. The next morning, we packed up and drove towards Ashland, OR, home of the famous Shakespeare festival. I had found a camp nearby online (The Resort at Howard Prairie Lake) before we left, and our timing was perfect to get a recently vacated lakeside spot (S-38). We set up camp, ate lunch, and then drove back to Ashland, arriving just in time to purchase tickets and take our seats for the 1:30 show of The Winter’s Tale. It was fantastic production and then we had a chance to wander around Ashland and get some ice cream. I had been to Ashland once before, years ago on a trip with Lisa (where we saw The Tempest), and there’s just something about the town that I think is so wonderful. Back to camp by the lake for dinner and a campfire and then we packed up this morning for the drive home (with a stop at The Olive Pit in Corning, because I can’t resist well-signed roadside attractions).

Here are a few photos from the weekend:
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1 Response to "Labor Day Weekend in Oregon"

Dear Emily,

I came to your blog because I was searching for a book club that had read Miracle in the Andes. I publish a monthly, subscription-based newsletter for book clubs called A Shared Read. The goal of the newsletter is to provide a forum for book clubs to exchange ideas for great books and interesting meetings. I would like to feature Miracle in the Andes as an upcoming selection. I wondered how the discussion went in your book club. Was there anything in particular you focused on during the discussion?

Thank you for your time!

Best Wishes,

Kathleen Curtis

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