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On our way back from the Central Cascades, we stopped in a visitor center in Linn County and picked up a brochure with a map and details for a self-guided driving tour of their historic covered bridges. We thoroughly enjoyed that drive and highly recommend it to others. It's a scenic, leisurely drive through rural Oregon, and the covered bridges are beautiful and interesting. Before the days of concrete bridge construction, these small bridges were constructed out of wood and then covered to protect them from the elements.
|Our final stop on our way to back to Portland airport was the vineyards of the Willamette Valley. We tasted some very good wine at the Sokol Blosser winery where this picture was taken. We particularly enjoyed a blend called Evolution .