Large And In Charge

When I think about advertisements these days, I believe they are blah, loud and obnoxious.  Let’s take a trip back to when companies or towns used to try to catch your eye, to tell a story or just have fun.

Harvey the Rabbit has always been a favorite in the Portland area.  He’s always been a snappy dresser!


Paul Bunyan on Denver Avenue has stood tall for 59 years!  He’s even on the National Register of Historic Places.  And he’s always smiling!


Let’s leave the Portland area and head south.  The town of Grants Pass has it’s own welcoming gentleman.  The Grants Pass Caveman!  He always looks so surprised.  Probably can’t believe the line at In ‘N Out


If you’re looking for some hardware in Medford, you could just look for the Blackbird.  Trust me, with that distinctive coloring, you won’t miss it!  I wonder if he ever gets a bird’s nest in his casting reel?


Finally, I was hoping for some truth in advertisement when I saw this.  Then I saw the disclaimer and I was sorta sad.  I likes me a gooood hot dog!


There are more but they’re so big I don’t have room for all of them here.  Where ever they are though, they will always bring a smile when you see them!


Could Have Gone Better

It’s been beautiful weather here in northwest Oregon. Fruit trees are blooming and the lawn needs cutting. What a better time to go exploring!

I thought we’d try a new spot. A fairly popular spot called Mary’s Peak in the Coast Range. At over 4000ft elevation it promised wonderful views.

The drive up could have gone better. We followed Forest Service directions without success. We switched to Mapquest. While it got us closer to our destination, it took us on a ten mile backroad journey only to meet up with the road we left an hour before!

We finally arrived at our destination, sort of.

I turned back after a snowy and icy half mile walk. And no, no wildflowers.

Our trip home could have gone better. The Dodge truck didn’t see traffic (us) slowing down for a turning car.

To sum up the first day of Spring 2018? It could have gone better.

Never Had I Ever Been…

To Pacific City


And seen Chief Kiwanda Rock


Or the Puffin and Cormorant rookeries at Cape Meares.


This close to a lighthouse



Don’t let anyone tell you that the adventures are over or that the discoveries have all been made.  There’s always a corner up ahead.  And no one can tell you for sure what’s waiting for you!