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Sparky's Loves

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Sparky's Loves
In Jim’s words:
Three of my great loves: my home state of Oregon, craft beer, and golf.
Oh, I could go on ad nauseam about all the wonderful things to do and find here in Oregon. First, we are bordered by waterways on three sides: the Columbia River on our Northern edge, the Pacific Ocean to the West, and the Snake River on the East. The Columbia Gorge offers some of the most scenic views in the country, is considered one of the best wind surfing destinations in the world, offers numerous fish species from salmon to sturgeon, and of course, some very fine beers from the likes of Full Sail and pFreim breweries.
The Coast! Wow, the Coast! The Oregon Coast is special. From Astoria to Brookings, Hwy 101 takes you on a journey where there are miles of public beaches and craggy cliffs upon which the waves crash. People go just to watch storms come through and hear the ocean rage. Others are after a deep sea fishing experience or come to catch some sweet Dungeness crabs. Then there is the golf! From Gearhart (the oldest course west of the Mississippi) in the North, to Bandon Dunes Resort (which is just celebrating its 20th anniversary) in the South, there is no doubt that Oregon has some of the best golf in the world. And I can't leave the Coast without a mention of beer. There are too many to count, but from Fort George and Buoy in Astoria, all the way down the coast, you will find wonderful craft brew: Pelican, Rogue, and Chetco to name just a few.
Stay tuned as our Oregon adventure continues.............
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