Sunday, July 17, 2011

Back in Oregon

It seems that just a short time ago I was in Oregon and on Thursday night, we were again on the red-eye to Portland, OR. 
After landing, we headed south to Corvallis to visit family and some in our small party really wanted to head to OSU. This statue is a character from books I remember reading a long time ago but I don't remember the title or the characters named. It is in a park between downtown Corvallis and the campus. Oregon State was having da Vinci Days and there were a couple of jazz concerts that some wanted to attend. I wandered around all of the tents and took a look at the food offerings but nothing really struck me as really unique. I did get some stuff from the "fareless" bus system (thank you Corvallis property owners). Today, we are dropping off my wife's youngest at a jazz camp at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

While they were enjoying the da Vinci Day festivities (which included rain), I headed up the short ten miles to Albany to meet with Irondad. We enjoyed lunch (thank you Dan!) and had a great visit. We discussed many topics not limited to riding. He had to leave for a reception and he graciously allowed me to take a picture (iPhone HDR) while he was getting ready to leave.

I spent most of the rest of the day being entertained by my niece telling me stories between walks around the area. So far it has been a wonderful vacation. Today we head back to Portland to fly east (actually south first due to weird airline routing.)


redlegsrides said...

Good clear picture of Irondad there Richard....


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Jack Riepe said...

Dear Richard M.:

You really get around... You have seen more of the country in the last few months than I have in the last decade.

And in 24 hours, you'll be touring Bloomsburg... The Paris of Pennsylvania. I'll be wearing a red poinsettia so you'll rcognize me.

Fondest regards,