Wednesday, June 30, 2004

"A" Pancake

We got up and ate at the Red Rock Cafe in Red Bluff. Ordered a cheese omelet which came with a country potatoes and a pancake. There is that "A" pancake again. And it was big. Not as big and the one at Apsen Inn but definitely was as big as the plate. Now were back on the 5 heading home. This as a really fun and relaxing trip.

Posted by Eric at 10:50 PM

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Rouge River Gorge

We got up and had breakfast in the cafe at the hotel. Today was the 1st day it opened which was great timing. We both had a pancake and eggs (mine scrambled and DD's over easy). Now I wrote "A" pancake. That "a" pancake was huge, about the size of a medium pizza. It was very good. Then drove up to take one last look at Crater Lake since we were only 7 miles from it. Then headed down highway 62. On the way we passed the Rouge River Gorge which was created by lava flow from Mount Manzama, which also created Crater Lake. What an amazing sight.

We also saw along the Rouge River the natural bridge in which the river goes underground for 35 seconds.

We got on the I-5 and up to Grants Pass and took a look around. It looks like a nice town. I actually would not mind living there. Here is something interesting about the city. They had statues of bears all over the city. They were in different poses like eating ice cream, holding a broom and eating a hot dog. We then headed south on I-5 and said goodbye to Oregon. We stopped and eat at Grandma's House. Not actually my grandma's house but a restaurant in Yreka with really good food. We continued heading south on the I-5 and passed Mount Shasta. What a great mountain. Almost like it is keeping watch over the town below.

We are now in Redding for the night. Took a dip in the spa and now it is time for bed. Goodnite.

Posted by Eric at 11:08 PM

Monday, June 28, 2004

Salt Creek Falls and Crater Lake

Leaving Springfield, DD and I started the day driving around Eugene while I pointed out some sights around town. While there I saw people with name tags walking from the University of Oregon to the Unversity Inn. I realized that they were singers, composers and conductors in the Oregon Bach Festival. I could tell who the composers were, they are easy to spot. I flashed back to the times I had made that walk when I was in the Bach Festival for 2 years. Those were great memories.

We then drove south on highway 58 to Lowell. While there we saw a couple of covered bridges.

Then continued on the 58 to Salt Creek Falls. It is the 2nd tallest waterfall in Oregon with a high of 286 feet. Multnomah Falls it the tallest in Oregon. Salt Creek Falls is such a great waterfall. It is one of my favorites. We walked down a trail to get a better look at it.

Continuing on highway 58 to 97 to 138 we reach Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States. What an incredible sight. The water is so blue. There was still snow on the ground which created a soft white landscape contrasted by the green trees.

Even though I had been here before, it did not lessen the impact of seeing this incredible lake. DD had not seen it before and was impressed by it. We drove around the rim on the west side of Crater Lake. The road on the eastern side was closed due to snow still on the ground that had not been plowed yet. We stopped at all of the turn offs to see different sides of the lake including Wizard Island.

Since it was around 4p, bugs were out wanting to feed. So every time I stepped out to take a picture, within a few seconds I was surrounded by bugs. We stopped at the Rim Village to eat. We ate at the Watchman Restaurant were we had a buffet while viewing Crater Lake though a big window. After dinner we stopped by the Historic Crater Lake Lodge to view the lake while sitting on rocking chairs. That was so cool. By the time we left the sun was setting.

We left the park to head to the city of Klamath Falls to get a hotel when on the way down we found the Aspen Inn in Fort Klamath. We got the A shaped cabin, cabin #6 (my favorite number). DD really liked the cabin.

Well off to bed. We have more exciting adventures tomorrow that was have to encounter.

Posted by Eric at 11:54 PM

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Silver Falls

Today DD and I drove up to Silver Falls State Park which is east of Salem. This park has 10 waterfalls. We only saw 4 which were Upper North Falls, North Falls, Winter Falls and South Falls.

Upper North Falls



Behind North Falls

Winter Falls




We then went to Salem for dinner but since it was 9p it appeared that everything was closed or as DD said, "They rolled up the streets." We happened to find one place open called the Coffee House Cafe. We both got a tuna sandwich on a bagel with a side of pesto pasta. DD got tea and I got a vanilla Italian Soda. Everything we ordered tasted great as if it came from a high class expensive cafe. This place seems to be popular for the college students in the area including some really cute girls. Then we drove back to Springfield for the last day in the hotel.

Posted by Eric at 11:15 PM

Friday, June 25, 2004


Here are this week's Tonight Show Headlines.

This one is just funny.

Posted by Eric at 11:58 PM

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Driving Up the 5

Today Jules, DD and I drove up the I-5 from Sacramento to Eugene, Oregon for David's wedding. It was very fun driving up with them. Jules and I took pictures on the way up including Mt. Shasta. What an incredible sight. Arrived in Eugene in time to have dinner with David and Julia's friends and family.

Posted by Eric at 12:50 AM

Thursday, June 17, 2004


Here are this week's Tonight Show Headlines.

This one is just funny.

Ever have a day that you seem to be doing just that?

Posted by Eric at 11:02 PM

Saturday, June 12, 2004


Here are this week's Tonight Show Headlines.

This one is just funny.

Posted by Eric at 10:28 PM

Monday, June 7, 2004

The Stanley Cup Winner

After a long and hard 7 games in the Stanley Cup finals, the Tampa Bay Lightning win their first Stanley Cup in game 7 against the Calgary Flames with a score of 2 to 1. It was an exciting game and an exciting series. Both teams played very well.

The Game Summary

The History of the Stanley Cup


Posted by Eric at 11:45 PM

Sunday, June 6, 2004

Dancing the Night Away

Yesterday I went to the Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville, in East Bay. I had so much fun. There were two rooms for dancing. The big room was for true ballroom dancing. The dances included Waltz, Tango, Nightclub Two Step, Hustle, Salsa, Rumba, Merengue, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Jive and Quickstep. Besides the Jive and Quickstep, I danced all the others. The smaller room was just for West Coast Swing dancing. I danced the whole evening asking many girls to dance without being turned down. I even got asked to dance many times. Not to sound shallow but I even got asked to dance by a really pretty girl in the West Coast Swing room. I danced with some girls who I had met the last time I went to the Allegro Ballroom. They were nice enough to let me try some new steps, especially with West Coast Swing and Nightclub Two Step. My two strongest dances are still East Coast Swing and Salsa.

Posted by Eric at 2:38 AM