Life on the back roads is quiet. You can take your time, enjoy the sights, or explore around. What’s the hurry?
In the heart of Wasco County immediately south of Boyd, Oregon, is the Adkisson Bridge. Built in 1925 by the infamous bridge designer Conde B. McCullough, this bridge continues to allow cars and far machinery to pass over Fifteenmile Creek.
This photo shows the view looking south where the sun was still high around noon time. The colors looked rather flat, so I decided on the black and white format instead.
What about looking north? The north view looked cluttered with a Y-intersection, mailboxes, utility junction boxes, a cluster of power poles and wires. That wasn’t going to work.
Well, this is a real bummer. My local coffee shop has announced they will be closing at the end of the month.
Liz’s Creative Cafe in the heart of Ardenwald neighborhood in Milwaukie, announced their final day in business is July 31, 2016, after two years in operation.
Inside the old yellow and brown building on the corner of SE 32nd Ave. and SE Olsen St., coffee and delicious foods were served. Hand-crafted art pieces hung from the wall. One half of the room was for sitting, reading, or working on art. The other half of the room was a toddler play area. The cafe catered to both artists and children.
A mural on the north exterior, recently completed earlier this week, depicts the active social life inside the cafe.
I personally enjoyed Liz’s food and coffee. The artwork makes the atmosphere more enjoyable. Offering wine and beer is a bonus. I found it almost therapeutic doodling or typing away while sipping on a mocha, assuming the children in the play area are quiet and well-behaved.
Thank you for all you have done, Liz. I certainly will miss you.
An abandoned barn on a homestead weeps in the field of sagebrush along Hwy. 218 about a mile east of Shaniko.
A semi truck took a curve a little too fast on U.S. 97 in Shaniko on Sunday just after 1:00 p.m. This crash must have happened while I enjoyed a hot dog and a soda at End of the Trail Cafe in Shaniko.
Salt Creek Falls in the Willamette National Forest, Oregon, plunges 286 feet. The falls observation point is off of Hwy. 58 on Forest Service road 5893, about 23 miles east of Oakridge (east of the Hwy. 58 tunnel). A trail leads to the plunge pool.