Discover Eugene & Lane County, Oregon
I wasn't fortunate enough to be born in Lane County, Oregon. But I was able to make it my chosen home. No matter where we travel, my wife and I are always happy to return to this special place in the Pacific Northwest.
We live in Eugene, home to the University of Oregon. "Go Ducks" is a common substitute for "hello" or "good-bye" here. It's the only place I've been where the city name is both a noun and a descriptive adjective.
One could spend every weekend in a lifetime exploring the sights and activities within a two-hour drive of Eugene and still have plenty left to discover. The justly famous Oregon Coast is just an hour away to the west. The Heceta Head Lighthouse shown to the right is said to be the most photographed lighthouse on the West Coast.
The heavily forested Cascade Mountain Range is an hour away to the east. Rivers, waterfalls, and wildlife are all around. Everything seems to grow here except cactus, making green the predominant landscape color.
Join me in subsequent posts to discover Eugene and Lane County, Oregon for yourselves through pictures, words, and links. You'll soon be making plans to come visit and see the people and places for yourself.
In the meantime, visit the 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon Facebook page to see the pictures and learn what makes this part of the world so special.
Rick Obst is an Arizona native who moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2005 and fell in love with the verdant Pacific Northwest. He enjoys photography and discovering the many people, places, and events that make this part of the world so special.
To learn more about Eugene, Lane County, and western Oregon, visit 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon on Facebook. You'll see hundreds of pictures and links to discover the beauty and attractions of this special area.