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Boring

Visited 11/23/12


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We had nothing planned for the lazy Friday following Thanksgiving, so we decided to head east for a half-day excursion.  We ended up stopping first in Boring, Oregon.




By the time we arrived our stomachs were growling so we stopped at the first place we could find.  As we assumed we were the only patrons this early in the day, which meant a quick lunch, and then back to exploring.




Much respect to the Oregon State Grange organization.  These banners were in response to failed legislature that would have allowed for a casino, called The Grange, to be built in the Portland metro area.




We're blessed to live near the Oaks Bottom Springwater Corridor trail head.  This scenic pedestrian/biking trail follows an abandoned electric rail line to its terminus here in Boring.  The corridor is part of the even larger and historic 40 mile loop system.












We were aware that the town of Boring, once called Boring Junction, was named after one William H. Boring who was buried in the nearby town of Damascus.  That said, we headed that way, but had to stop and turn around to appreciate this awesome take on that classic postcard look.



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