Monday, July 27, 2009
Besides three days of Ashland plays, we find a bizarre little store front theatre in Cottage Grove and got to sit on old sofas and watch the "Hungry Crow Sideshow."
Maupin is in the eastern part of Oregon, with the only green right along the river....Dave is getting some fishing tips from friend Bob Guard
Bob bought a piece of property in Maupin with some old rental cabins some years ago, and has turned it into a great little community of friends.
These guys are not the friends i was talking about (although i am sure Bob would rent one of his cabins to them). These guys live at the Seattle zoo, in a huge compound with creeks and trees... this group hung out at the people window for a long time... and so did I.
Green Oregon art...this great piece was spotted in a Portland shopping mall.
The Columbia River that is the northern border of Oregon has long been a wind surfer's hot spot....now they have a new sport...kite surfing... In the center of this pic is one guy who has his kite up and flying and is skimming along underneath on a small board, sometimes airborne.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
We touched down in hip hip Eugene Oregon after 36 hours of travel time... the last 6 hours of which we concluded that it was better not to speak to one another ...thereby avoiding becoming ugly americans in foreign airports due to brain misinterpretation and synapse deterioration... we were back in the land of lawns and wall mart for 6 weeks, with a rental car and Argentine eyes.
one, of a bunch, of owner decorated, with post hippie left over paint, houses in a neighborhood that is predominantly greying hippies with lots of dogs, lots of colors, lots of tie dye and the pervading incense of patchouli and marijuana. also, predominantly vegan and macro eateries.
After a long sleep, we went to a friday night art walk in one of the older hip neighborhoods of Eugene... so many plants and lawns and flowers and trees...whats with this city where houses take up a third or less of their property with all the rest done up in plants (and weird metal dinasours)?
And wood, wood everywere, where was the concrete and stucco?
this is a restaurant fifteen miles from the beach, high in the coast range, where logging once was king. someone started collecting the antique logging gear and had a sort of outdoor museum of the gigantic equipment and then built this restaurant gift shop to go along with it all. the ridge beam is probably four and a half foot doug fir, eighty feet long. just love this type of construction.
Enough! we are ready for new vistas in eastern oregon! (see dave's movie below )