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Yamhill County

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  • Day312

    Northwest Mogfest in Oregon USA

    August 17, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Wir kontaktieren Tobi, den Bruder von Cyrus aus San Francisco, um uns mit dem 4x4 Fan für das Wochenende zu verabreden. Er lädt uns zum Allrad Festival auf eine Ranch ein. Dort werden wir herzlich von Jim und Avelin empfangen, denen die Ranch gehört. Zur Begrüßung werden wir in einem '69er Unimog über das Gelände gefahren. Der Unimog gräbt sich leicht durch den Parcours. Was für eine Gaudi! Wir kommen an vielen campierenden Allradfahrzeugen vorbei. Am angrenzenden Fluss wird gebadet. Wieder am Ausgangspunkt angekommen, schnappen wir unseren Sprinter und stellen uns direkt neben die Offroadstrecke, um einen guten Überblick zu bekommen. Wenig später treffen wir dann auch Tobi. Wir dürfen sogar mit seinem Mercedes Geländewagen durch den Offroadpark fahren. Das macht richtig Spaß! Als es Dunkel wird, werden Flutlichter eingeschaltet und immer mehr Fahrzeuge begeben sich auf die Spielwiese. Wir fahren im VW T3 Syncro mit und Jens genießt zudem noch eine Fahrt in einem Elektro-Rallye-Käfer. Alle Leute sind hier sehr freundlich und aufgeschlossen. Um 24 Uhr ist dann Nachtruhe. Der nächste Tag beginnt für Regina hervorragend. Sie macht bei einer Yogastunde in freier Natur mit. Anschließend schauen wir uns noch etwas die Allradmobile an und unterhalten uns mit Sprinty-Interessenten. Schließlich verabschieden wir uns, denn wir wollen heute noch zum Columbia River.
    Hier ein kurzes Video: https://youtu.be/XUz4zoSfAu0
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    Maria Klaus

    Manno, den Moment genießen! Wie phantastisch!

    8/27/19Reply

    Marina

    8/28/19Reply

    Was für ein schönes Erlebnis! Mitten im Leben! Ganz toll!

    8/28/19Reply
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  • Day20

    4th of July, Portland OR

    July 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    The 4th of July is a special day here in the USA, a public holiday set aside to commemorate and celebrate its independence from the commonwealth.
    We decided to use the quieter roads to explore the Columbia River Gorge. We started out by visiting one of our Cascade contacts Joe and his wife Kelly. We were made to feel very welcome but we were also very jealous of there little piece of country outside Portland.
    From there we took the 84 out along the Columbia River to Bridal Veil, Multnomah Falls and the Cascade Locks. Again, the scenery and history is amazing with Multnomah being the 2nd highest continuous waterfall in the USA. It is still recovering after a bush fire that was started by illegal means in 2017.
    We had lunch at Cascade Locks and watched the old paddle wheeler head out on a tour. Just a little too late for us to join it. All along this stretch the local native Americans have fishing platforms where they net Salmon coming upstream. The Bonneville Dam stretches across the river just below the locks and has been designed with a central sluice that allows salmon upstream access.
    We crossed over the river here, a unique experience given that the bridge is open mesh on the roadway, so you can see straight through to the river below. On the northern side we visited Skamania and the Skamania Lodge where I had the privilege to stay during a sales meeting earlier in my time with Cascade. It has a massive lodge, golf course and a very high price tag.
    We stopped opposite the dam and we noticed that there were some men building a new fishing platform. Whilst the structures look crude they are very strong. I was able to talk to them about how it was constructed. These men were Yakima tribe who have fished these waters for many years and whilst the building materials have changed they maintain old traditions.
    During the day we passed many parks with the locals set up for their 4th July picnics, very very serious picnics with all manner of lounges barbeques and marquees.
    Our route back to the motel took us along the Northern side of the river final picking up the road into Portland from Seattle. The sound of fireworks can be heard right across the city. Its now 8.45 PM and still light so the fireworks will not get underway for another hour yet. Carl and Paola have ventured into the city we have decided to sit that one out.
    Portland city and some shop browsing tomorrow.
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    Mike Robinson

    About time your going shopping this is jo

    7/5/18Reply
     
  • Day13

    Day 13 - Let's. Go. Shopping!!!

    September 20, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Today involved driving, shopping and finger licking buffalo winging. A good day.

    At our motel in Coos Bay we missed the breakfast that finished unusually early and so we decided to get a cheeky McDonald's breakfast and bring it back to the motel to eat in bed. The drive thru was a comedy routine in mis-communication and 'lost in accents' but the important thing here is we returned with bags full of our daily allowances for sugar, salt and fat and boy did we enjoy it.

    Today's trip was 'just' four hours. It's amazing how quickly you get used to driving long hours. Now we are further inland we are becoming a bit more inventive with our listening habits as the roads are no longer bendy and fun. Podcasts such as 'Football Weekly' and 'My Dad Wrote A Porno' are seamlessly blending in with the usual music. We're enjoying listening to compilations and having a number of NOW! albums from throughout the years are reminding us of past classics and atrocious one-hit wonders whilst we're also discovering unknown gems. It's been noticed that Disc 2 from the late 90s onwards is where all those techno-euro-dance songs are collated. Maybe with the hope that people would give up by the end of Disc 1 or hopefully lose Disc 2 under the car seat. Or those with a liking for DJ Sammy, Vengaboys and Aqua had a disc for all their needs. Either or.

    About thirty minutes outside of Portland there is a large outlet mall called Woodburn. Oregan is also a no sales tax state. You see where this is going? Alice and I wondered around various branded stores and the prices were cheaper than the UK with most things but not amazingly so, even when compared with pre-Brexit rates. That said, we still left the mall with bags containing tops, shoes and a hoodie.

    With just a touch of traffic on the way in, we had reached Portland. It's been a few days since we've been in a city and it's nice to have a break from driving for a few days and a chance to use our legs. It was already dusk when we arrived at our motel and so after a quick bit of googling Alice found a Buffalo Wing diner just 10 minutes walk away.

    What a find! We ordered twenty-four wings and were able to have up to four sauces. With local IPA's ordered, I & IPA, we tucked into the wings and sweet potato fries. We rated the wings as thus:

    Alice:
    1. Peanut (soon to be famous) (those first brackets added by them)
    2. Buffalo
    3. Lime & Coriander
    4. Bourbon and Chipotle

    Ashley:
    1. Lime & Coriander
    2. Buffalo
    3. Peanut (soon to be famous)
    4. Bourbon and Chipotle

    We actually thought the bourbon wings would be a dark horse before we tried the first one but wow were they hot. And we like hot food. Lip tingling, tongue numbing hot. The ranch sauce and celery helped here. It was a great dining experience all round. A good start to our brief time here in Portland.

    Song of the Day:
    Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing (a painting of Jimi worshipping a buffalo wing in the diner)
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    Jan Kitto Burke

    Now there's a finger lickin' good looking meal!

    9/23/16Reply
     
  • Day131

    Drive up I5 to Portland, OR

    June 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Amazed at how many sheep we’ve seen in the US, reminds us of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. When we were here last time we rarely saw any. Reflection of our coach in the rear of the truck and the many bridges of Portland, ORRead more

  • Day68

    Visiting Family

    August 24, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Nice to visit family we haven't seen in more than 10 years in the Portland area. Then up to Grandpa and Grandi's in Washington. The boys picked a bowl full of wild blackberries and were finally willing to try them, they decided they taste like candy! Camden begged Grandi to teach him how to knit.Read more

  • Day136

    4th July at the St Paul Rodeo, OR

    July 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    4th July celebrations at ‘The World Famous’ St Paul Rodeo 🇺🇸
    Great day out.

    Mary Beth Scott

    Our rodeo comes in Calgary in a few days. Can't wait!

    7/5/18Reply
    Stewncarol in Minnie Peg

    Calgary is on our bucket list for another year. Let us know where you’re staying.

    7/6/18Reply
    Pat Corbello

    Love the one with the pink and blue skies and the pink and blue cotton candy. Your cowboy outfits are nice.

    7/6/18Reply
    Stewncarol in Minnie Peg

    Thank you, pleased with the cotton candy photo, hoped it would work when I took it.

    7/6/18Reply
     
  • Day66

    Day 1

    September 19, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    52.4 miles. I am impressed with myself :)

    Today was cloudy and chilly.

    Didn't really have to climb much.
    This is what I am most worried about with the weight on my bike.

    Locus maps took me to a road that was closed, so I had to back track. Lost about 12 miles ( that's about an hour of biking). No biggie in the grand scheme of this trip. It's amazing how that didn't upset me. What's 12 miles when I am looking at another 2800 ahead of me.

    I found a spot to camp outside of Carlton,OR. Kind of scary cuz I'm just off the side of the road.

    Overall a really good start, but I am exhausted and can't wait to close my eyes.
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    Steve Spakes

    One day at a time.

    9/19/16Reply
    judy hale

    Please be careful

    9/20/16Reply
     
  • Day214

    Champoeg SP / Portland

    June 15 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Like most of our SP stays, we jumped on a cancellation. There’s a big difference in campsites b/w the A & B loops. Stay in the B loop. We were in the A loop which wasn’t bad but sites were not as spacious/secluded and landscaping needed a little TLC. Portland’s homeless population is huuuuge. I feel like it’s a city that would be better appreciated if we knew people that could show us around. Grocery Outlet = Aldi with a way better wine and beer selection. Cascade Brewery for the sour win. Sooo good.Read more

  • Day3

    Window shopping in McMinniville, Or

    June 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    Beautiful afternoon, lunch and window shopping! Beef stroganoff soup was so good we bought extra for dinner!

    Linley Brinker-Harding

    Did you go to the aviation museum?

    6/18/19Reply
    Katboz

    No...it sounded really good, and I wanted to see the Spruce Goose! But we decided we would keep the museum on our list of things to visit when we have more time! Did not want to breeze in and out at $25 per person. Description read like you need a good half day at this museum!

    6/18/19Reply
    Linley Brinker-Harding

    Makes sense. Sounds like you had a nice day though 😊😊

    6/18/19Reply

    Glad you got to spend time in McMinnville. Isn't it charming? Bridget

    6/22/19Reply
     

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