I’ve been in Oregon for 25 days now, and I just wanted to share my first impressions of the place…

These first few pictures were taken on the last day of our cross-country drive:

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One of my first views after crossing the border into Oregon…

First glimpses of the Columbia River

First glimpses of the Columbia River

What keeps the onions from flying out when they hit a bump? Sorry, had to include this one...

What keeps the onions from flying out when they hit a bump? Sorry, had to include this one…

More of the Columbia River

More of the Columbia River

It's getting dark...OMG, are we there yet???

It’s getting dark…OMG, are we there yet???

Obviously, we made it here eventually. Here’s my first glimpse when I woke up the next morning:

A little gray, sure, but hey, it's the ocean...outside my bedroom window!

A little gray, sure, but hey, it’s the ocean…outside my bedroom window!

I’ve heard it said that if you don’t like the weather here, wait 5 minutes. It was my first full day in Oregon, so I had to make an appearance at the beach. This is Netarts, about a mile south of the house. This part of the beach is called Happy Camp. Seriously.

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You can see two of the Three Arch Rocks down in Oceanside, a mile or so north of the house.

You can see two of the Three Arch Rocks down in Oceanside, a mile or so north of the house.

Fall Creek, Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean all sort of come together here.

Fall Creek, Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean all sort of come together here.

Another view of Fall Creek

Another view of Fall Creek

I’ll put the rest in a separate post, so that hopefully they won’t take too many hours to load up!

To be continued…