Took the family up Oregon way last week for a real old-fashioned Summer Vacation. I had never been up I-5 past Woodland, oddly enough, and although you don’t see much up that way–and the air was still smoky–it was a great drive. The flat area of Siskiyou County, the part containing Yreka, is just about the most beautiful country you’ll ever see. It would be bonkers at sunset.
Our destination was Ashland, which is a great little town. More charm in that town per square inch than most other entire other cute small towns. Slideshow after the jump…
Note: I am aware that I am a terrible photographer, but I do think that the readers deserve more personal photos on The Sac Rag. So take it with a grain of salt. Maybe I can get Pardee’s to donate a big expensive camera with a nice lense in exchange for free sponsorship of all our slideshows? Don’t bother commenting on the photo skillz–but if you have advice go ahead and email me.
Where’dya stay, what’dya eat:
Spring Hill Suites, Medford – This newish hotel was totally cute and wonderful to stay in. Prices are pretty good. Staying outside Ashland meant hitting I-5 for the 10 mile trip back to town, but with the little kids it was worth it. The one drawback was that they were doing serious road work all around the hotel so there were intermittent closures and detours and waiting just to get out of the parking lot.
The Farm, Medford – Cute little working farm with a massive petting zoo and general store. I almost was devoured by goats and a deer. A great way to get E. coli if you are looking for some of that action.
Louie’s – This was our pick for creekside dining in Ashland. The food was nothing to write home(page) about but the creekside experience was great.