Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nice memories of Ashland

Our trip to Ashland was a great success.  I got to spend a lot of quality time with the girls, we ate well, and we saw terrific Shakespeare.  I especially liked the "preface" we attended for The Merchant of Venice, which helped explain the show to me in advance.

One favorite place there was Mix, Alice's recommendation.  We went there two days in a row for breakfast - wonderful Stumptown coffee from Portland and house-baked pastries, and again Sat. afternoon for ice cream (raspberry rhubarb and salted caramel).  Delicious.

Lithia Park, right in downtown Ashland, is a really pleasant local park:

We saw baby ducks:

And we went wading in Ashland Creek:

That was really nice, since it was in the upper 90's our whole trip.  Only cooled down somewhat around 11:00 pm.

Here was a surprising site on Sunday morning:

Closed?  I guess it's a low-crime sort of time.

All in all, really nice.  I am looking forward to going back.

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