“What’s Oregon’s thing?” “Oh, beer and coffee, mostly.”
I’m staying with Eli and Amanda. We’re in Eugene, Oregon. It’s wonderful. Here’s a bullet list of the Oregon bucket list:
-hot springs dip
-rain shower bike ride
-big fat rainbow
-afternoon drunkenness at local brew-pub/distillery
–Sweet Life dessert run
-find out what a quince is and how to cook it
-farmer’s market – eat and gawk
Those are the things we’ve crossed off the list so far. I’m having such a wonderful time on this trip! I have pictures and things to tell you about my train journey from Chicago to Portland, my few hours in Minneapolis West, and more to say about Eugene.
What I can tell you know is that I had a feeling about this state. The feeling was confirmed this afternoon, biking back to the homestead filled with pints of nut brown and sips of white dog. Head a-buzz and all smiles, plowing my skinny tires through humongo piles of leaves, it’s hard not to love this place.
Eugene is home until Tuesday, then I’m back on a train heading south to San Francisco!