instead of getting down about not being able to hike, pete and i shifted focus. ..you see, oregon is well known for its vinyards and brewpubs.
the pictures (below) help to describe how the story has unfolded:
super 8 motel
thompson brewery (a subsidiary of mcmanamins)
stephanie (the bartender) marcus, and holly provided us with tourist suggestions
great harvest bread house (
salem, oregon) mahan, mike and several customers helped us plan a wine-tasting tour, and the pursuit of the elusive pino noir grape
pete and briana (our wine server)
willamette valley winery (
lois and rachel served up an unending selection of vino
the gate (and our car) the brand-new toyota camry
home of the oregon ducks, and, (of course) "big foot"
the great american inn at
yaquina b ay
below: depoe winery
.........................pete, at the sea hag
below: the coast guard rescues a surfer...
just north of newport, oregon
below: pete, brian and ashley,
on the beach in lincoln city, oregon
below: dinner at brian and ashley's place
below: a lazy river