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It's a beautiful morning in Eugene, Oregon and I'm anxious to get outdoors for some fresh air and exercise.  Fortunately I don't have to drive far to enjoy seeing wildlife and verdant landscapes. Where should I go? Alton Baker ParkI could walk around Alton Baker Park, Eugene's largest park, with ...
02/04/2018
 On June 19, 2005 (Father's Day), cousins Nick Davis, 13, and Britton Shepherd-Davis, 15, went swimming in a gravel pond in west Eugene, Oregon where a quarry used to be.  It was their last swim, as they both tragically drowned.  Seventeen-year-old Johnny Emory in 1994 and 12-year-old Ryan Lamber...
12/17/2017
 Photography is a passion of mine and you'll frequently see me with camera in hand when I'm out exploring western Oregon. I've developed an eye for composition and am gradually building a local reputation as an amateur photographer.Since photographs are taken to be seen and not just stored, I cre...
07/12/2016
The first time that I met the lady in this picture she insisted on giving me a hug as if we were long lost friends.  We'd never spoken a word to each other until I introduced myself as the person behind the Facebook page 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon.She follows my page and fre...
06/11/2016
 You Might Be From Eugene, Oregon If: You enjoy fishing, but have to decide which of the 65+ places in Lane County you should visit to drop your line in the water.You're either a University of Oregon Duck fan or an Oregon State University Beaver fan, but never both.You look forward to opening day...
04/23/2015
Realtor and affiliate members of the Eugene (Oregon) Association of REALTORS are looking forward to watching four of their own strut their stuff on stage with professional dancers as part of the Dancing with the Realtors fundraiser.The amateur dancers are all well-established in the local real es...
04/11/2015
April's ActiveRain Contest You Might Be From _____ If ... Jeff Foxworthy made a good living and reputation with his comedy routines "You Might Be a Redneck If ...".  Although his examples were extreme, they always contained a kernel of truth that people could relate to. Every city, county, state ...
03/31/2015
You Might Be From Lane County, Oregon If ...   * You buy at least some of your produce at a local farmers market or directly from the farm itself. * You don't pay sales tax and will never vote to approve one. * You know that Springfield, Oregon is the real Springfield where the Simpsons TV charac...
03/31/2015
  Just a few minutes drive from Eugene, Oregon's largest mall (Valley River Center) and downtown itself is a 150-acre waterway that welcomes birds and other wildlife next to Delta and Beltline Highways.This peaceful oasis is known as Delta Ponds, atop what was once a wild floodplain of the Willam...
03/28/2015
The Covered Bridges of Lane County, Oregon Office (aka Westfir) Covered Bridge Lane County in western Oregon is home to 20 covered bridges, making it the largest concentration of these bridges west of the Mississippi.  The bridge shown here is the Office, or Westfir, Covered Bridge.  It is Oregon...
03/15/2015
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