Monday, November 23, 2009

Big Blue Visits: Grants Pass, Oregon

We came into Grants Pass feeling worn and cold and looking for some warmth, food, and some cell service. I didn't really know what to expect, but was happy to find several antique stores to waste some time in while EP got caught up on some work emails and had some hot tea. Coolest thing I passed up was a VW Bug Jim Beam bottle in one of the stores, but it was early in the trip, and it looked breakable.

Downtown Grants Pass is pretty old and pretty well preserved and worth the walk around to look at the signs and buildings...

I have no idea if this is real.

We didn't spend long in Grants Pass. We headed east toward Medford after EP got caught up on work. We did take 99 rather than Highway 5, which I would suggest as they run in parallel but 99 is the old highway, giving you some insight into the area. If you do take 99 east of Grants Pass, you will come across some VWs at Import Parts, just out of the city:

You will, however, have to double back on the 5 to get the to Valley of the Rogue State Park, which we did just to take time to use their shower and take the trash out of the bus. It was at this point in our trip that the clouds went away and the sun started shining. We would have clear skies for the rest of the time.

Showers at the Valley of the Rogue State Park.

Patina on highway 99.



Thanks for the the early morning posts with all the pictures of your trip. I haven't been up to Oregon lately, but I remember going to Grants Pass and the Valley of the Rogue State Park before. I always enjoyed the park system in Oregon.

Big Blue's Driver

Dadmichael - we were very impressed with all the parks in Oregon. Not only cheap, but clean!

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