Monday, March 5, 2012
My Southern Oregon weekend!
A friend and I took off for a little weekend get-a-way to Southern Oregon this past weekend. We had made plans to stay at Bybee's Historic Inn but I also had plans to do a few inn inspections while I was there in the area. Those of you that know me pretty well know that this "inspecting" I do is a perfect job for me. I don't have to park or drive by at night to see if the lights are on and the windows are open to sneak a peak, I just get to walk in and tell the innkeepers that I'm here to snoop and the funny thing is... they still let me in!
I am working hard to get most of the inspections for the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild up to date in my area for 2012 before summer hits us in the Willamette Valley. I have said it before and I'll say it again, the Willamette Valley is the best place to be in the summer and lucky us, most folks know that! The days are somewhat temperate, the nights are cool and the grass is just a tad greener than anywhere else in Oregon. But, I have to say, some of Oregon's "other" regions are growing on me the longer I'm here.
Southern Oregon reminds me a little of where I grew up in California. Don't be a hater, I'm not comparing because there is no comparison and seriously, I don't do heat but I did enjoy the sunshine and the little dry in the air this past weekend. Makes me miss where I lived just a wee bit but there is most definitely a difference in all the regions here in Oregon. They all have their awesomeness about them and they have this little draw that makes me want to explore even more. So, whenever nature calls so to speak... and whenever I need a little get-a-way, all I have to do is drive a few hours in any direction from my home and I can be in another world. I can walk along the sea where I can watch whales blow and dive or on the top of Mt. Bachelor riding a snow mobile and taking the turns way too fast. I can be in Portland where I always eat way too much delicious food and spend way too much time in Powell's or in Southern Oregon where I can enjoy the scents of spring and wildflowers in early March. Lucky ducks we are that live here!
If I've tempted you just a little to take that weekend get-a-way, then I've done my job. Check out the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and see Bybee's Historic Inn or the Touvelle House B & B in sweet Jacksonville or Oak Hill B & B in artsy Ashland or any of the other 80 plus inns on the list in Oregon!