OFF-TOPIC 

A friend of mine is going on a wonderful trip, and she was thinking about travel sketching. I told her about some travel sketches I did on an Amtrak train trip from So. California  to Oregon in June-July 2004. Sketching is totally/emotionally different than taking photographs, and I am fond of revisiting these. It was the only trip I stuck to a sketching plan...so... DO IT, CAROL!

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Steve in our "roomette." (Basically it is two chairs facing each other that turn into a bunk, and a bunk overhead.)

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Parlor car.

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Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, Oregon.

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Redwoods on the southern border of Oregon.

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Oregon has (had?) tons of these themed coffee kiosks (we called them "kissox-es"). These in Albany and Eugene.

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Steve and I in a motel room in Newport, OR. (He's watching the tube.)

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Tillamook cows.

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Drawn while sitting in the car. Steve was in the Eugene library off to the right (libraries are Steve's thing).

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Coast Guard Station, Reedsport, OR

Worth doing!