Sunday, August 28, 2011

Another Salem?

As you know from reading the above profile we are from Salem, Ohio. Now we are touring the Salem, Oregon area. We are staying at the Elk's Lodge where they have a campground and since we arrived to 90+ weather we are in a full hook-up 50 amp site.

We toured the capitol area 
and saw the gold lumberjack 

Bob took a picture of some beautiful flowers to give to me.

We then drove to Silverton where we saw another Frank Lloyd Wright designed home at the Oregon Gardens.  Donna's hip was hurting so we didn't get to tour the gardens. We drove to Silver Falls State Park but the hike was 5 miles to see the 10 falls but we did get to see one off in the distance from a view point.

Monday we met our Ohio friends Gary & Audrey at Oregon City. We took each others pictures at this hoaky thing but didn't take their picture.  Then we listened to Walt  tell about the importance of cedar trees in the lives of the native Indians. How they made tools, houses and even clothing from the trees.

We then jumped on the free trolley  were we toured the town. The driver even lets us get out to take pictures.
 The waterfalls flows at a rate equal to Niagara Falls but isn't nearly as pretty.

The town is built on three layers and one of the most unique features is the elevator street.
 Of course after the trolley tour we had to go back to it and take a ride down & then back up. Inside this part of the structure are pictures and as you walk by them they change. It was a little disconcerting to look at them as each panel changes 3 times. From the right, middle & left. Old pictures mixed with newer pictures.

1 comment:

Barbara and Ron said...

They have a free trolley that takes you around Oregon Gardens too. I guess it's a little late to tell you that now.