Pacific Northwest adventures

The whirlwind of gritty dirt shifted to an overcast patch of land dappled with dark green trees and a teeming river as the plane touched down in Oregon. Full Story
Collette Tebbens Herrick

Eugene, OR

#1 Jul 3, 2011
I LIVE in wonderful Oregon; in Newport on the coast, a town of 10,000 w/o counting tourists; we have more cultural and art presentations than anywhere I've ever lived before. It's just wonderful, and the rain doesn't bother me one bit.

Glad you could have the experience, and also bravo for not complaining about the rain!!!

“Think before you write!”

Since: Nov 08

Carlsbad, NM

#2 Jul 4, 2011
My last bike tour took me through Newport, OR... unfortunately during the rainy season. So, while I will complain about the rain and the cold, the experience was wonderful!
sir bundy

Carlsbad, NM

#3 Jul 4, 2011
Collette Tebbens Herrick wrote:
I LIVE in wonderful Oregon; in Newport on the coast, a town of 10,000 w/o counting tourists; we have more cultural and art presentations than anywhere I've ever lived before. It's just wonderful, and the rain doesn't bother me one bit.
Glad you could have the experience, and also bravo for not complaining about the rain!!!
what is rain??
Collette Tebbens Herrick

Eugene, OR

#4 Jul 4, 2011
sir bundy wrote:
<quoted text>what is rain??
Hello Sir,
Understand your query. Dear friends live in Carlsbad and I lived in Albuq. for 20 years -- had dirt and dust from Gallup in my townhouse off Coors Rd (west side). I'm sending pleas thru the ether to the rain gods for you!!
Collette Tebbens Herrick

Eugene, OR

#5 Jul 4, 2011
squidlyman wrote:
My last bike tour took me through Newport, OR... unfortunately during the rainy season. So, while I will complain about the rain and the cold, the experience was wonderful!
Yeah, it's been really wet this year. Kudos for your efforts!! Stay safe ....
paul shykora ARTs

Calgary, Canada

#6 Jul 4, 2011
..and the ''good'' food,here???...yada u eh.
crazy like a fox

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Jul 4, 2011
I grew up on the Oregon Coast and, yes, it is beautiful but you couldnt pay me to live there. Too much rain, warm weather is rare at best, the economy is in shambles, and the state is pretty much run by the liberals in Eugene, Salem and Portland. No thank you. Glad you had a nice visit; that's all it is good for...visiting!
Matlin Smith

Carlsbad, NM

#8 Jul 5, 2011
Collette Tebbens Herrick wrote:
I LIVE in wonderful Oregon; in Newport on the coast, a town of 10,000 w/o counting tourists; we have more cultural and art presentations than anywhere I've ever lived before. It's just wonderful, and the rain doesn't bother me one bit.
Glad you could have the experience, and also bravo for not complaining about the rain!!!
Collette,

I wanted to make it down to Newport to visit - I've heard wonderful things about it from a childhood friend who lives in Oregon and frequents the Newport area. I will certainly put it on my list next time I visit. I love the culture and art that is so prevalent in OR, it makes for a neat experience. And it is nice to hear that the rain doesn't bother someone who lives in it year-round. I think I would share those feelings - I can't seem to experience enough rain! I really appreciate an Oregonian reading my article - what an honor! Again, thank you for your readership and well wishes. Have a good week.
Matlin Smith

Carlsbad, NM

#9 Jul 5, 2011
crazy like a fox wrote:
I grew up on the Oregon Coast and, yes, it is beautiful but you couldnt pay me to live there. Too much rain, warm weather is rare at best, the economy is in shambles, and the state is pretty much run by the liberals in Eugene, Salem and Portland. No thank you. Glad you had a nice visit; that's all it is good for...visiting!
Crazy like a fox,

Thank you for your readership and for sharing your opinion. I didn't notice any of the things you mentioned while I was there, but my stint was only a week long. It was a really nice place to visit and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Again, thank you for taking the time to write and for sharing your thoughts. Have a great week!
Duck out of water

Carlsbad, NM

#10 Jul 5, 2011
I am very sorry, young lady, but that article was the WORST piece of journalism I have ever read. It sounded like a gradeschooler's essay "what I did over summer vacation", not to mention, you had no idea of where you were because you OBVIOUSLY did not do any research BEFORE your visit. Astoria is NOT a little fishing town, it is part of profound US history! As for food, if you are as well travled as you said (I think not) you would realize the stupidity of your comment about red or green chili because New Mexico is the only place that makes a big deal of it. Try going to neighboring Texas, you won't be asked red or green there either. GO TO SCHOOL!! You badly need it!!!!

“Think before you write!”

Since: Nov 08

Carlsbad, NM

#11 Jul 5, 2011
Duck out of water wrote:
I am very sorry, young lady, but that article was the WORST piece of journalism I have ever read. It sounded like a gradeschooler's essay "what I did over summer vacation", not to mention, you had no idea of where you were because you OBVIOUSLY did not do any research BEFORE your visit. Astoria is NOT a little fishing town, it is part of profound US history! As for food, if you are as well travled as you said (I think not) you would realize the stupidity of your comment about red or green chili because New Mexico is the only place that makes a big deal of it. Try going to neighboring Texas, you won't be asked red or green there either. GO TO SCHOOL!! You badly need it!!!!
I think it was an op-ed piece, and not meant to be rigorous journalism. If her accuracy was somewhat off on a couple small points, or offended you for some reason, it would be worthwhile to keep this in mind.
Collette Tebbens Herrick

Eugene, OR

#12 Jul 5, 2011
Matlin Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Collette,
I wanted to make it down to Newport to visit - I've heard wonderful things about it from a childhood friend who lives in Oregon and frequents the Newport area. I will certainly put it on my list next time I visit. I love the culture and art that is so prevalent in OR, it makes for a neat experience. And it is nice to hear that the rain doesn't bother someone who lives in it year-round. I think I would share those feelings - I can't seem to experience enough rain! I really appreciate an Oregonian reading my article - what an honor! Again, thank you for your readership and well wishes. Have a good week.
Matlin, thanks for your remarks back to me. The art and cultural offerings here are to die for. Wonderful. I must confess that my sister-in-law and husband from Carlsbad sent me the article; she and her husband had visited me here while on a business & pleasure trip, and we had a fine time. I'm tickled to be able to let YOU know how much I did enjoy your writing. She also sent me a video of the drive to Carlsbad Caverns, showing all the charred landscape -- so sad.

Best regards, and may it rain enough for one soaking, soon!
Collette

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#13 Jul 5, 2011
I lived in the Portland area for more than a decade, what everyone has failed to mention is that the local growers there produce some of the best herb in the continental United States. :-)

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