Deep blue Crater Lake a sight to behold

  By Chuck Woodbury If you have never been to Crater Lake, you have not seen the bluest blue on Earth —  its water! It’s amazing. It’s breathtaking. It’s gorgeous! Crater Lake, in south central Oregon, is just shy of 2,000 feet deep at its deepest point, the deepest lake in the United States. No water comes in except snow melt and no... Read More

Gorgeous day, and I smell cows

  By Chuck Woodbury I smell cows. It’s a gorgeous day in Medford, Oregon. I’m typing at my picnic table. The sun is warming me all over. I am happiest when the sun shines. It’s been raining way too much lately and so Gail and I are heading south, joining the snowbird migration —the thousands upon thousands of other RVers — half I believe from Minnesota.... Read More

Very cool RV napkins and drink coasters

  I was very excited to find these drink coaster and cocktail napkins at a kitchen store named the PotRack in pretty Jacksonville, Oregon, right along the main street. To me, the most impressive merchandise in the store besides the coasters and napkins is the big selection of plates, bowls and other kitchen utensils made of Melmac. Do you remember Melmac? It’s... Read More

Still alive after visit with meat-eating plants

  By Chuck Woodbury I survived my visit to the meat-eating plants along the Oregon coast just north of Florence. It turns out, these carnivores prefer insects to humans. The plants occupy an area about half the size of a basketball court alongside U.S. 101. A short trail — maybe 1/10th of a mile, leads into the plants, and then a... Read More

Visit the home of the Simpsons

  By Chuck Woodbury Springfield, Ore., next door neighbor to Eugene, is the home of the TV cartoon series “The Simpsons.” That’s according to cartoon series creator Matt Groening. “The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show ‘Father Knows Best’ took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the... Read More