Ashland, Time to Hit the Road ~

Greetings from Ashland ~  Ashland, is just 15 miles north of the California/Oregon border.  A town of about 22,000 residents, Ashland is home to the world renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon University, Lithia Park (a 93-acre park in the heart of town), the Ashland Independent Film Festival, the awesome Rogue River, over 60 wineries and the list goes on.

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Rogue River Guides & Chefs ~

There are multiple reasons why I launched this blog.  Being one of a gazillion other travel blogs is not on top of the list, but I do have a few good reasons.  While there are indeed a LOT of travel blogs (and various assorted other blogs) out there, I wanted to put just a bit of a different spin on mine and I knew food needed to be a piece of the puzzle. 

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Return to Ashland, OR ~

Yesterday (6/3/11) we flew from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles with a connecting flight to Portland, OR.  Because we couldn’t connect with a “puddle-jumper” flight to Medford (just 10 miles from Ashland) we had to rent a car and drive 5 hours from Portland to Ashland.

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Washington DC ~

May 28, ’11 –  Yeah baby!  We did it!  3,760 miles from our front door in Ashland, OR to our hotel entrance in Washington DC and right on schedule.  We arrived in D.C. to 89 degrees and clear blue skies and our first sighting was that of Georgetown University, on the hill overlooking the Potomac River, and it was a special moment as we have so many fond memories of Dustin’s 4 years at Georgetown.

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Youngstown, Ohio ~

Yesterday morning the first thing we did was turn on the news for the weather report.  Although the path of the storms would cross where we were headed, the storms were breaking up so we decided to go for it; thinking we would stop if it got too bad.  We left Milwaukee at 9:16 a.m. The temperature was 46 degrees and the wind was nasty.  We hit Chicago and it was raining pretty hard and the traffic was awful.

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We are Patti and Abi. We retired early to live a simpler life, travel the world and hopefully, inspire others to redefine retirement.


2 years, 352 days ago!





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