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EUGENE, OREGON

A Half Day's Visit

semi-overcast 75 °F

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Having seen what I wanted, I left the Elks enclave for Eugene. Along the way farmers were working the fields creating clouds of dust for it is 'bone dry' here in the West. Huge tractors are required for the cropland fields are so large. They appeared to be planting something. The trip south to Eugene from Salem was an easy one, taking about 1 1/2 hrs. Another Elks Club was my destination in Eugene. This one has a small RV park with just 5 spots. Electric hook-ups only (30 amp) but no sewer or water. It being a Friday, I learned that a dinner/dance was planned for the evening. After touring the town I came back about 5:00 pm for the lasagna dinner. It wasn't very good! I left the dancing to 'the old folks'!

Eugene is a university town. The University of Oregon dominates the economy with its 22,000 students. The campus is beautiful with its tree-lined streets and walk-ways. Construction cranes are prominent at building sites in the university expansion. The Oregon Ducks sports teams are well-known and the university built a spectacular sports complex and arena on campus. Like most colleges/universities the architecture is a 'mish/mash' of styles, something that I don't particularly care for. I am a 'flow' kind of guy in my building tastes.

The big news here, and perhaps you saw it on the national networks, is the wild fire activity just over the Oregon/California State Line. My planned route into California was I-5 but that all changed. It was reported that raging fires trapped travelers & truckers on the Interstate Highway. At least 4 semi-trucks were consumed by fire along with other vehicles, RV's we heard. I haven't read an accurate accounting of the tragedy yet. One needs to be aware of these dangers while traveling. My plans are to head for Crescent City, California today, thus avoiding the fires (I hope).

Posted by dixter 07:59 Archived in USA Tagged california on to

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