It was during the weekend of the Shakespeare Festival and the weather work itself out well. It was also University of Southern Oregons graduation and I had the pleasure of meeting the NBC's newscaster Ann Curry who was there to give the commencement speech. The views are gorgeous, just by happenstance the events that surrounded this particuliar weekend, and this great bar called the Black Sheep puts this on the thing to do for me every year.
I stayed in Central Point, which is about a ten minute drive to Ashland. It was my first time to the area and I was actually down on business. I did a little sightseeing, with my tour director on the phone with me( my wife grew up in the area attended S.O.U before transferring to U.O in Eugene). I seewy she speaks about this area at least once a week, literally. It was spectacular. I primarily grew up in Chicago with family in southern Caribbean. I have been to many Caribbean islands, Canada, and a bunch of states. I have never been to the Pacific Northwest but it will not be my last time. I didnt get to stay in Portland, other than the fly through, nor did I get to Eugene.
Asland was a great appetizer to the next visit. I can not get over the views of the mountains and would advise anyone to try to fly in the late afternoon. The sunset over the mountains is that of movie lore.