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.
Look carefully behind us to see how the low cloud cover hides the view of where Mount St. Helen's peak used to be.