The Adventure in Oregon - My Family Travels

Oregon for me was the adventure of a life time. The west coast is filled with the most beautiful rock sculptures and amazing people. Going there was the most relaxing thing I could have ever done for myself. I got a summer job last year just to pay for my 600 dollar plane ticket, and it was worth every penny of it. The only bad thing that happened on the trip was a layover in Chicago that forced us to be put up for a night in Portland. We missed our next flight to Medford, Oregon, because of that layover. All of our stuff was in Medford, and we were in Portland. But that did however teach me that it is important to keep daily supplies in my carry on, and to be better prepared for bad situations like that. My best friend Justin, his sister, and I flew out there, mainly to visit their aunt Michelle. To our surprise she had a whole road trip plotted out for us. The Redwood forest was the first place we went, I have never seen trees so big, living in Michigan. The lumberjacks took all of our trees down years ago. The trees were so big, that the four of us holding hands still couldn’t hug around them. We spent most of that week traveling back in forth between the northern California, and southern Oregon. Most of the time we would drive until we found a beautiful place, and then stop and hike it. We climbed cliffs, walked trails, played in the ocean, and Aunt Michelle opened the door to having inner peace with ourselves. We then drove to Ashland, Oregon. That town was filled with the most diverse, yet friendly people, I think I will ever meet. Now Ashland is a pretty big town, yet the local deer still felt comfortable enough to travel into the city, and eat off the apple trees plotted in empty lots. It was a very cool sight to see. There we just walked around town, and did some sight seeing. There were so many little coffee shops, and record stores. It was so nice to be in a place that made its living off from art, music, and happiness. Bandon, Oregon was by far the best place I went on the whole trip. The Feeling that I got, just being in that town is like no other. The temperature was very cool like mid 50’s, and it felt like fall all the time. It was right on the ocean, so you could feel little mists everywhere you went. Across the street from the hotel we stayed at, there was this little bench that I spent a lot of time thinking at. From that bench you could see this one huge amazing rock sculpture. It stuck straight out of the ocean, and when the sun set, the rock would fill with colors, it was beyond magical. It is however funny how movie producers, and television shows portray west coast sunsets. When I was there, every sunset set into a huge cloud cover, and not once did I see it set into the ocean. This trip really opened my eyes, and mind to see that there are so many places one should go.  It made me want to be successful so that I can travel to other places. Lao Tzu once said “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” So I’m asking you to please help me with my single step, so that one day I can travel a thousand miles.


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