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Summer Oregon Road Trip – Headache Free!

Oregon Road Trip – Headache Free!


MA on early morning ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles, WA

“I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.”

– Walt Whitman

Hallo and Happy Summer!

How is your summer going? Fantastic, I hope 🙂

I had a fabulous road trip to Oregon last week for a friend’s 50th birthday party near Portland. On the way, I stayed a night at Seaside on the Oregon Coast and then headed inland to the delightful McMenamin’s Edgefield property (just East of Portland) for two nights. No cluster migraines this time…hooray!

Here are a few photos from my trip:

Baby swallows in their nest, waiting for Momma to return with breakfast


Morning fishermen at Seaside, Oregon


Happy to be at the beach, Seaside Oregon


Seaside, OR


Oregon coastline


Garden at Ruby’s Spa, McMenamin’s Edgefield, Portland, OR


Japanese garden at McMenamin’s


Some of the gang wandering the grounds at McMenamin’s – the birthday girl, Ellen, is second from the right


Pretty spot for lunch on the way home, Washington Peninsula


Have a great week!

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here.

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