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The 45th Parallel Experience at Domaine Serene

I’ve been lucky to have experienced a few food and wine pairings, and this last one at Domaine Serene, was truly stellar.   I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine region. It was a good thing … Continue reading

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The Road Home

We packed up our bikes and headed out of John Day on a beautiful Sunday morning.   We agreed to take a different route back to Portland, so instead of Highway 26 all the way back, we took 26 to Highway … Continue reading

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Messing Around John Day

We had two full days in John Day to explore the area and the rally.   We ran into the expected, (large amounts of BMW motorcycles), and the unexpected, (a pet bobcat). We spent our two days riding around sightseeing, visiting … Continue reading

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On The Road Again; Portland to John Day and the Chief Joseph Rally

A yearly event since the 1970s for the BMW Riders Of Oregon is the Chief Joseph Rally.  The first several years the rally was held in Joseph, Oregon, named for the famous Nez Perce Chief (Nez Perce call themselves Niimiipuu).  … Continue reading

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Things To Do In And Around Portland

The Great Northwest is second only to Sweden in places I want to be during Midsummer. I am in Portland now, enjoying long summer days and pleasant temperatures. There are many things to do in Portland, as I’ve written about … Continue reading

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Last Days In Grenada

Grenada is a tropical island, and it needs rain to be as lush and green as it is.  I got about a day and a half of rain, and it was nice.  Great time to use the spa. The wind … Continue reading

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Discovering Grenada

Driving around St. George’s, the Carenage: I had read about a good restaurant on the north side of the island, so with a rental car at my disposal, I spent Saturday driving along the west coast to explore the northern … Continue reading

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St. George’s and local beaches

Magazine Beach: A rental car was necessary to explore the area surrounding Laluna.   Picking up the rental at the airport, I discovered a Grenadian temporary driver’s license was required and easily acquired for an additional $24.  Who knew?  Just a … Continue reading

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I just arrived in Grenada, the Spice Island.   Just 3 1/2 hours nonstop from Miami, it is a new island for me.  I’m staying at the lovely boutique hotel LaLuna. The water is warm, I’m guessing 80 – 82 F. … Continue reading

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It’s Winter Solstice Time Again

This Thursday, December 21st, we in the Northern Hemisphere will once again experience the Winter Solstice, an event celebrated by pagans for thousands of years.  After the solstice, the days will grow longer and the nights shorter, in the never … Continue reading

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