Days Two and Three – Storms and Wireless Connections

We are a bit behind in our postings due to the storms and the hotel losing their wireless connection. So let us catch up on the last few days.

We spent most of Sunday touring Ashland on foot. Pending rain showers kept the bike in the hotel parking garage. The gods were smiling on us that day. We were able to have lunch on a terrace next to the creek.

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After searching and not finding a little something for Lyana, we decided to nap. We had a nice dinner at the wine bar around the corner from the hotel; we shared a cheese plate, pasta and some Oregon pinot noir.

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We love the place because it has great food, wine and a winds for people watching!  We were wondering if we’d be watching Midsummer Night’s Dream in a winter downpour but again the gods were smiling and we got through the play dry.

Day three… the gods were not smiling.  Rain, rain.  We decided to rent a car and follow our original plan to go see Crater Lake. 
Look mom, no helmet!

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We saw this enormous elk on the way up.

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We stopped at the Rogue River Gorge and took the short walk to view the gorge and falls.

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Shortly after the gorge, we stopped at the Fossil Fumaroles.  Very cool

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We continued up to Crater Lake where we expected to see this:

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But instead saw this:

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The lake shrouded by a thick blanket of fog. This was Cathy’s third attempt at seeing the lake that she now refers to as “stupid lake.”   At least we got Lyana a little Crater Lake T-shirt.

We took a beautiful route back to Ashland through farmlands, lava flows and mountains. Here are some pics…

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When we got back to Ashland, we put on our rain gear and walked to dinner.  We had sushi; it was delicious!  We took a walk through Lithia Park.

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We stopped at Alex’s for a glass of port and listened to a very talented singer/guitarist. Fun day even if we couldn’t ride.  At least Cathy got one great barn pic.

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Day four promises more rain. We’ll probably just hoof it most of the day.  Bummer since there are so many nice roads to explore. Till then!

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3 thoughts on “Days Two and Three – Storms and Wireless Connections

  1. Nice pictures of the two of you at lunch by the river, but I can’t pin down exactly which restaurant.
    I sounds like you had a nice day just roaming around Ashland on foot.
    I spotted a barn!
    If you plan on using this blog for long term reminiscence of your trip, you should consider adding some descriptive information to some scenery pictures. I say this because we have many pictures takien on trips 40 years ago where the scenery pictures, while looking nice, did not evoke where or why we took them.
    Hope the weather improves for the rest of your trip.

    • Good advice, Nick! The restaurant where we had lunch was called Greenleaf. It’s right along Ashland Creek. We found a great sushi place called Taroku and our favorite is a wine bar called Liquid Assets.

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