And now, a more complete version of my trip.
Jun 26: Fly out to Oregon. see a hippie market in NE Portland.
Jun 27: Go to Washington Park in SW Portland, with the world's 2nd deepest subway station at 260 ft. Go to Powell's technical Books, the greatest collection of geekery I have ever seen. Ride the Portland Aerial Tram 500 ft up a hill.
Jun 28: Drive up the Columbia River Gorge. walk behind Latourell Falls (between the falls and cliff). Drive up Mount Hood. Have a snowball fight.
Jun 29: Rebecca turns 18! Play 9 holes of golf. Drive through endless forest. Stop to get a picture and... nearly flip our rental SUV in volcanic sand. it took a BIG truck from the ODOT and a very nice man named Mike Sissel from the National Guard to get us out. Have a great dinner in Bend.
Jun 30: Climb a 150ft river bluff and throw stones into the river. Walk through Lava Cast Forest, with stone casts of trees destroyed by a volcano. Drive up the very steep Pilot Butte.
Jul 1: Drive to Crater Lake. Absolutely amazing. Throw snowballs. See beautiful Steller's jays. Stay at diamond lake, home of the nuclear mosquitoes.
Jul 2: Drive to Coos Bay. Find nearly unbreakable concretions at Cape Arago- I brought a baseball-size one home.
Jul. 3: drive up the coast. visit the Oregon Dunes.
Jul 4: visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium. drive up to portland. watch the awesome fireworks from the abutment of the Steel bridge. watch a 102-car freight train.
Jul 5: Fly home. See leftover fireworks all over new england
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