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Welcome! Our site has pictures of our favorite adventure travel trips. After George began editing the web site for the Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse, he realized that a class on web site design would be very helpful. George began working on this site in the spring of 2010 when he took a class called Building a Web Page. The class project was to build a web site using HTML and a text editor. The bicycle trips before 2010 are from his class project. We enjoy updating this site to share pictures from recent trips.

Paddle Oregon

Yvonne and George in their canoe

During the middle of August, we enjoyed Paddle Oregon, an annual five-day camping trip on the Willamette River. We paddled our tandem canoe. Most people paddled sea kayaks. As usual, the trip was very well organized: a truck carried camping gear and luggage between campsites, paddling groups were based on similar interests, two of the campsites had showers, and catered meals with outdoor dining were delicious. Click on the photo for more pictures of our canoe trip.

Five Day Bike Camping Trip to the Coast and Back

George Don and John standing with bikes

George still enjoys an occasional bike camping trip forty years after his first bike camping trip. Don and John, both long-time Oregon residents, chose favorite campgrounds. Each day we stopped at a restaurant or bakery in addition to cooking at campsites. We camped in hiker-biker sites at two state parks even though the campgrounds were full. It does not take long to reach wilderness areas after leaving Portland. Click on the photo for more pictures of the coast bike trip.

Camping at The Cove Palisade State Park

We visited The Cove Palisades State Park during the last weekend in August. Although only about 127 miles from Portland, the dry climate east of the Cascades has a different look. The Round Butte hydroelectric dam built in 1964 created Lake Billy Chinook with a large area of water and dramatic scenery. A marina rents a variety of boats including houseboats. George enjoyed bike rides on Friday and Saturday with a group from the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club.

George and Yvonne sitting by tent
George and Yvonne at the Crooked River Campground in Cove Palisades State Park

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