Adventure Travel

Engineer for a day on the Sumpter Valley Rail Road!

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Who didn’t want to be an engineer as a kid?  It’s kind of like that desire to be an astronaut or a Hollywood actress, only for me, the engineer dream came true! During my recent trip to Eastern Oregon Sam McCloskey and his daughter Jennifer Jenks allowed me to be an engineer for a day […]

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A Meeting with the Salt Lick artists

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So, I traveled to Eastern Oregon to cover the fascinating Salt Lick Auction, an event where salt blocks that have been crafted into art by animal artists are judged, auctioned, and sold – with the funds going for Parkinson’s Research.  While on my quest to cover the Salt Lick Auction, I got the chance to […]

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Mary Neske's Power of the Past

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Power from the Past is an outdoor museum preserving agricultural history as well as the history that Pug Robinson and his daughter Mary Neske share.

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Arcola's Hippie Memorial

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Who would have ever expected to find a hippie memorial in downtown Arcola?  This Midwestern town is where Raggedy Ann and Andy came to life and is located near Amish farms and is home of the Broom Corn Festival. Touring the town with  Annie Jansen and a group of friends that had met up at […]

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A Ride in a Red Baby

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It was the show in Portland, Indiana where I saw Wendell Kelch’s International Harvester truck, the Red Baby. This truck was made by International Harvester and before I had seen the toy version, but never the real thing.  Wendell shared his beautiful truck that he brought to a show for the first time in Portland. […]

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