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Saturday 11 November 2017   —   Category: Outings
The first stop on our January 2017 trip to Oregon’s North Coast was historic Astoria. In that astounding location we has a seafood lunch and then admired the astounding bridge as well as the astounding view from the Astoria Column.
Tuesday 7 November 2017   —   Category: Outings
In January 2017, as part of my continuing McMenamins Passport adventure, my wife and I went on a 36-hour, 360-mile trip to Oregon’s North Coast to visit the two McMenamins Oregon locations by the sea, in Gearhart and Lincoln City.
Sunday 29 October 2017   —   Category: Cooking & Food
Although I love to cook and often make the daily main meal, I am not the only gourmet chef wannabe in the family. Both my Swiss wife Catherine and our teenage daughter Olivia have talents in the kitchen as well. So in our house, the chefs are all in the family in the kitchen.
Friday 27 October 2017   —   Category: Miscellaneous
This week a 61 year old Oregon man was struck and killed by a vehicle as he was taking photos on the side of the road. This is yet another incident in which a photographer was killed pursuing their hobby or profession. Taking pictures can endanger your life!
Monday 23 October 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
In April 2017 my wife and I went to Mt. Angel to have a meal at the Glockenspiel Restaurant. After lunch we walked around the small town, taking in sights like the Edelweiss Building with its glockenspiel tower, the Oktoberfest Joy sculpture and St. Mary Catholic Church.
Saturday 21 October 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
During the spring of 2017 I tried, with mixed results, a couple of restaurants I had never been to before — The Gallon House and Gather Café — in Silverton, Oregon, about an hour from where I live. At one of them I wished I was at Denny’s instead!
 
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