The SUN was calling our name this morning. We just had to get out into it, enjoy the lush green, and see some more of the local area. So, we combined a shopping trip to Eugene with a drive to Drain & Elkton for a really nice and scenic day. The fact of life with Peter and Peggy is that as much as we whinge about not liking large cities we are definitely addicted to the things that come from larger cities! Sigh. Peg had a couple things she wanted for stores we don’t have; I have been looking for a 2 qt saucepan we can use on our induction burner, so it was a good day for multiple purposes.
One thing I miss out here are shoulders wide enough to pull over for pictures. We passed SO MANY wonderful sites today that I would loved to have stopped to shoot and there simply was nowhere to do so. I love this area but I’m not getting as many off-the-road shots as I would normally. Argh.
Drain and Elkton are old communities being founded in the 1800’s when Oregon was totally out in the boonies. Originally settled in 1847 there are still a goodly number of attractions in Drain to make a stop worth while.
Elkton has been an incorporated city since 1848, but today it’s much smaller than Drain — with a population hovering around 200. Still and all it’s an interesting little place.
While we were out I noticed a motorcycle with the cutest little popup trailer. We had seen one like this last summer at the Crosslake COE campground and never got a photo. That night the camper came in across the road from us and set up, and by the time we got to stirring in the morning he was already gone. This is the cleverest idea if you’re traveling solo on a motorcycle! I doubt we’ll be doing it any time soon -but what a clever idea!
That’s enough for today. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll talk with your tomorrow!