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The Oregon Coastal Mountain Range has lush green trees and beautiful forest floor plants. As you explore into Oregon’s forests in the spring there are a large variety of wildflowers scattering the landscape.

Some of these native plants love peeking up in the spring and throughout the year. We start looking for native plants like the Three-Toothed mitrewort in the early spring.

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This week as we enjoyed exploring the Oregon Coastal Mountain Range we also found some northern giant horsetail or some of us like calling it snake grass. It is located in the picture to the right. This plant is native to the area and located throughout this mountain range.

So, keep your eyes open when you are out on a hike in the Oregon’s Coastal Mountain Range. You may find some surprises as you are hiking. They are popping up everywhere. 

Enjoy the native surrounding that are all around us. Sometimes we get so involved with our day-to-day lives we forget to enjoy the simple things like these beautiful native plants.

We do have fun in Oregon! 

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Spring In Oregon

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It is here…. It is Spring… Many of us are on spring break from school, work and just because. There are changes taking place all around us. Many of us are seeing the spring flowers blooming. Each day is another wonderful day of color.

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We are taking time to experience the outdoors and enjoy seeing our surroundings come alive after a long winters nap. For some of us this means gardening, taking a bike ride, a walk or a hike in the mountains. For us here in Oregon we love the changing of the seasons and love to be outdoors. We cherish seeing our gardens grow as well as embracing the mountains, high desert and all seven regions of our state.

Many of us enjoy heading to the Oregon coast to see if we can find a treasure whale-watching1on the beach. Some of us watch the gorgeous waves come a shore. Others like spotting wildlife like pods of whales who are swimming by.

Spring is a great time of the year in Oregon. We here at Embrace Oregon invite you to experience a vacation here in Oregon. Take a look at our tours and some of the fun you could be having.

We do have fun in Oregon! 

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We love traveling around Oregon. There was a lot of action in Central Oregon this month. The cities of Bend, Redmond and Sisters were filled with girls from all over the state of Oregon for the State Championship Basketball Tournaments.

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There were girls from all over the state showing their excitement and skills on the courts. Congratulations to all those girls who made it to the State Championships. We are proud of you and your accomplishments.  Embrace Oregon enjoyed seeing many of these teams over the four days of competition. Great job girls!

We do have fun in Oregon! 

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Prehistoric

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There are many places around Oregon which have family fun things to see and do. There is the Prehistoric Gardens on Highway 101 at Port Orford, Oregon. It has wonderful trails that take you back in time along with great facts about the prehistoric life from that period in time and life size animals.

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There are also places around the state were you can find fossils showing life from the past like the John Day Fossil Beds in Eastern Oregon. Many fossils and prehistoic life discoveries have been found in the beds in these rocky hills. 

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A great new find for us to see was in Lincoln City, Oregon. We found a shop called Prehistoic. It has some fossils from around the world as well as some from Oregon. It is a worth wild stop and see these amazing items from the past.
As you are out and about in the great state of Oregon. Take time to visit some of these wonderful sites and discover some of our states past as well as the worlds past.

We do have fun in Oregon! 

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Our Website!

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We are happy and proud to say our new website is up and running. We are showing off a fresh new look for our company. Throughout the year we will be adding fun adventures, events and information about our great state of Oregon.

We hope you keep checking our website: http://www.embraceoreogn.com to see our wonderful tours and the fun things we have planned for 2016 and beyond.

We do have fun in Oregon!

 

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Keep On The Lookout!

We are so excited to share with you….

We are in the process of launching our new website. It may take 48 hours for the hosting companies to work out the bugs and get it on line. Keep a lookout for it.

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I am sure most of us have enjoyed winter over the last couple months. Those of us who like the winter sports or those of us who like snow or the sound of rain drops on the roof like the winter months. But, we are seeing signs of Spring. There are flowers poking up through the ground. That means everyone can start getting excited for another wonderful season.

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It is time now to think about all the things you would like to do during spring, summer and fall. Where would you like to go? What do you want to see? Will you spend time with friends and family? Will there be time to explore Oregon?

Well, we are here to say yes to all those questions. Embrace Oregon has update many wonderful Oregon experience for 2016. Take a look and join us on one of our fun adventures. Book early to make sure you have the dates you wish.

Take a look at our website for great Oregon  tours. Keep a lookout for our new website. It will be up and running soon…. We look forward to seeing you this year.

We do have fun in Oregon!

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Family Fun

Family fun is always something we look forward too and are looking for. Especially when we have little ones in our household.  I have grandchildren who are growing up so fast. At 19 and 12 there are many things they feel are way too young for them. But, a Christmas light display brings out the young at heart. Even when you are 19 and 12 years of age.

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A great time is had by all at the Storybook Lane in the little community of Dilley, Oregon just outside of Forest Grove. It is a great place for the little ones to enjoy the story book characters they read about. It is also a great place for those who are a little older to revisit their childhood. You get to re-visit scenes of nursery rhymes that you knew of from your childhood.

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The Storybook Lane is operated by a family and their friends. They have donated their time and money into bring some joy to everyone who visits. It takes them months to put it all together and it is free for you to visit. Donations are always welcomed. If you do visit donate what you can to keep this great tradition alive for all to enjoy.

We do have fun in Oregon!

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Wine & Spirit Fair

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Where are you going to be on December 20, 2015? We are going to be at Spirit Mountain Casino on Sunday for the Wine & Spirits Fair. There will be Oregon wineries, breweries and distilleries pouring samples of their award winning brews. There will also be some wonderful arts and craft for you to discover.

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We are going to have the old Wheel of Fortune there ready for you to play ” Spin To Win! ” Join us and see if you can be a prize winner like these folks:

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We look forward to seeing you there!

We do have fun in Oregon!

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We know during winter the weather can give us some ups and downs. The last few years our Oregon weather has been very mild when it comes to storms.  This last week we have been experiencing those wind and rainy storms that remind us of 1996/1997. Many of our small communities have had flooding from the rivers, streams and creeks that are within our beautiful state.

We know that we need the rain during the winter and spring months. It helps to bring snow into our mountain ranges. Those snow packs help us with our water supplies throughout the state. The snow packs also help to prevent forest fires during the summer months. Which is a very good thing. We here in Oregon are big for the outdoors. Spending time in our forests and enjoying outdoor sports are a life style for us. We need the snow in the mountains to have fun in the summer.

In the mean time we sometimes experience those creeks, rivers and streams to over flow their banks. We come together with neighbors to help out those who need help during these times. To help those small business owners who need us to be patrons as they rebuild their businesses after being flooded.

So, please remember those who are in your neighborhoods who need a helping hand during this time. They may not ask but reach out to see if there is something you can do. You may not have money to give but, you may be able to give some blankets, clothes or even some food from your cupboards that could help. You could even give an hour or two to pitch in and do some cleaning. We have many elderly folks in our neighborhoods who would love to see you stop by to help to rake some leaves.

Enjoy giving and helping those who need you!

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