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Carlson Hardware

In Brownsville, Oregon, an old time hardware store.

North of Eugene, we turned off Interstate 5 at Brownsville to have lunch with my long time friend, Ralph Snyder. Brownsville still has the feel of a town in the early 1900s.


Corner Cafe, Brownsville, OF

A superb lunch with Ralph at the Corner Cafe in Brownsville.


Silver Creek lodge.

Ralph directed us to the Silver Creek State Park, about 10 miles east of Salem, where we walked around spectacular waterfalls.

South Falls, Silver Creek, OR


The South Falls of Silver Creek plunge 177 feet. Note the hikers to the left of the falls.


Dorothy behind the falls.

Dorothy emerging from behind the South Falls.


Gravel road

A shortcut to Portland took us on some country farm roads.



In Vancouver, WA, we spent the evening with family. Here, Delcine and Ginny negotiate a dinner preparation.


Ginny and Ed


Ed, selling Ginny on the function of an iphone.



Delcine's latest quilting project.


By taking a bit of time out for diversion, a relatively routine drive to California ended up feeling like a mini-vacation.

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