Oregon 2012 from Stuart Brannan on Vimeo. We are home now, and I've compiled some video highlights from our Oregon trip. Have a look. Unfortunately it's 10 minutes long. But, if nothing else you might like the music. You'll see some of this... Arrival Airport feels like Vancouver Elaborate facial hair Cool 40's swing-jazz trio [...]
Up before dawn yesterday to go ballooning over the high desert.
Oregonians are an active bunch. . . but they also appreciate a good ol' boy float down the Deschutes River in Bend, on a hot Saturday afternoon. It's a far cry from the 4th of July celebration from 1935-65, when local businesses and community groups built large illuminated floats that literally floated down the river [...]
Today's highlight was the 1500 ft climb/hike up Mount Scott for spectacular views of Crater Lake.
Last night, the 5 course tasting menu with paired Oregon wines at the Painted Lady Today, Safeway sandwiches sitting on a bench at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area lighthouse.
We spent today touring wineries in the Willamette Valley. Marie from A Nose for Wine tours was our escort to 5 wineries, all different and very enjoyable. For the curious . . . We spat.
Dinner at the Departure rooftop patio. Tomorrow, off to wine country.