This all started when Mary Cornelius penned me in to work with her at the ODS Championship Show in September. Who knew that most of the West would be in smoke and flames?
So when starting out, the smoke was so thick that I couldn't see the usual mountains and landscapes. It was so weird that the sun was just an orange ball hanging in a dusty sky.
On the bright side, I stayed 'twice' at my usual watering hole in Ashland and enjoyed fine beer and food at Caldera. While in Portland with Mary, I got to explore some new places, had lunch and brew at Amnesia; got to roll around some dogs; enjoyed working out of a vintage 1958 Airstream; got fed really well by Spike (Cornelius); and was sad when I had to leave and the Big Red Dog couldn't bring himself to say goodbye. I think I'm loved?
While passing thru Medford I got to swing in to visit those good guys at Beerworks and picked up a local Anaheim beer that I can't buy in Anaheim. I know, California; it's complicated.
All in all one of the best trips of the year! Enjoy the images. :)