All Hallows’ Eve ~

A few days ago in this post, I made mention of the fact that Ashland takes Halloween very seriously!  It rained for several hours today and it was still sprinkling when the parade got under way, but then the storm broke and the rain stopped. It was as it should be!  I use the term “parade” loosely because really, it’s a crazy free-for-all that brings out the whole town in costumed celebration.  At the head of the parade each year is a group of percussionist-playing local citizens who take Halloween to the next level.  Continue reading

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


3 years, 107 days ago!





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