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Category Archives: Destinations

Eugene Foodies Know Their Stuff

I’m on this FaceBook page called Eugene Foodies. The other day we were talking about great pizza and someone said have you ever tried Countryside Pizza off River Road. Last night we tried it and loved it. The pizza crust is perfect and the flavors different from what we are used to. The place is…
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Kyllo’s Kicks It: Lincoln City Lunch

http://www.kyllosrestaurant.com Kathy and I have great memories of eating at Pier 101 in Lincoln City. Back in the day it was a hot spot. My uncle had a little cabin on the D-river that he called “Maxwell’s Stay Free Mini Pad”.(His last name was Maxwell) It was a tiny place and just perfect for Kathy…
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Oh, the Clam Chowder: Schooner

http://theschooner.net I figure if you want a good meal you need to work for it so that is exactly what we do. We’re staying at our family home in Pacific City on the Oregon coast. We brought our bikes because Kathy and I take our bikes with us just about everywhere we go. Why drive…
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Word Of Mouth: When Great is Enough

As a guy who markets businesses “Word of Mouth Bistro” in Salem, Oregon is an anomaly. Most businesses need advertising, branding or something to get customers. But “Word of Mouth” simply relies on word of mouth. Kathy and I find excuses to go there. I can’t tell you of many restaurants where we do that…
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A Great Surprise In The Umpqua Valley

Okay we were taking a chance; Tyee Landing was mentioned as a place to get food on our recent bike ride. We looked at map and made sure they that were open. After 30 miles winding along the Umpqua River in a headwind we were more than ready for lunch. We found Tyee Landing only…
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Oregon Backroads On A Bike: Sutherlin

Saturday morning and nothing to do…..”Hey, let’s do a 50-mile bike ride.” That’s kind of how life works at the Dancer house. My wife jumps on the computer, types in the words “Mapmyride” and away we go. We started at a public park in Sutherlin, Oregon. Sutherlin is a 50-minute drive from our home east…
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Coastal Destination: Anniversary Special

  I get emails from folks all the time asking me what Kathy and I do when we go on trips. Kathy was a travel agent so she’s real good at finding a deal. We just celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary in Florence. Our friends Marv and Laurie own the Edwin K Bed and Breakfast…
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Freedom: We Have No Idea

  Kathy and I were recently in Bentonville, Arkansas and because Kathy is a painter, we could not resist visiting the Crystal Bridges Museum. The museum itself is a work of art and so are the grounds that surround it. I must admit a trip to a museum is not my idea of a good…
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Breaking the Foundations that Hold Us.

30,000 feet above the ground my longing to disconnect with what is and find what is to be is overwhelming. Sitting in an airport for nine-hours, dashed hopes of catching a flight to New York repeat over and over and over again, ones mind tends to think in brighter colors and deeper hues. You start…
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The Irish Singer

CHANCE MEETINGS? As I walk through the hallways of the dilapidated JFK airport in New York City I spot this guy. Actually, it wasn’t the kid who caught my eye it was the book he was reading. “The Rise” is not a book I know anything about but the title and explainer underneath intrigue me…
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