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Oregon? Absolutely!

Recently, I have been focusing a bit more on the little known Oregon section of Gribblenation, which is known as "Absolutely Oregon!" I recently added two pages to that part of the site, one for the Stayton Jordan Covered Bridge and the other for Silver Falls State Park. And while the establishment may point out that a covered footbridge and a waterfall that is quite reminiscent of Taughannock Falls near Ithaca, NY may have nothing to do with roads, keep in mind that you do have to take roads to get there.

There is also some personal significance to this, as my mother's side of the family, and more specifically, my maternal grandmother, can trace their roots back to the little town of Sublimity, OR. This is a stone's throw away from Stayton and Silver Falls, and not that far away from the state capital of Salem. I took these photos in July 2006, during a vacation to Oregon and Washington State that I tied in with a family reunion. I am planning future visits to Oregon, especially with my mother retiring this year. As part of her retirement, she is moving away from my native Long Island and relocating to Oregon's Willamette Valley. So enjoy these photo pages, and expect more from the Pacific Northwest in the near and distant future.

Also, be sure to check out the Stayton Daily Photo by Celine Chamberlin. I had found her photo site while trying to get the Stayton Jordan Covered Bridge page together, and I stumbled upon a great number of excellent photos.

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Steve A said…
Thanks for the birthday present d00d!

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