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A Photo Essay: Adventures in Eugene, OR

Last weekend, Logan and I visited visited Eugene, OR. Logan participated in the annual Ford Family Foundation Scholar Conference and met with the alumni board. It was a busy and interesting weekend.

It was fun for me to be a small part of the conference because the incoming and outgoing scholars are inspiring individuals. Hearing their stories, future plans, and commitment to community service made me smile.

Logan was awarded a college scholarship through the Ford Family Foundation in 1996 and they also funded a significant part of his graduate school work. The Foundation does amazing work and it is fantastic that Logan is able to volunteer with the Ford Family Alumni Association and other community development projects. If you live in Oregon — or Siskiyou County California — check out the Ford Family Scholarship programs and the Ford Institute for Community Building.

I wish we’d had more time to explore Eugene, together. I loved cycling around the city, sipping coffee, visiting the University of Oregon campus, the Saturday Farmers Market, and admiring the books at the Smith Family Bookstore. Also, everyone I talked to was incredibly friendly.

We will definitely be visiting again this summer! Enjoy the photos!















Be well,

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  • Alysha July 15, 2014, 7:34 am

    Thank you for sharing all of your adventures with us. I love reading about them 😉

  • Ania B. July 15, 2014, 8:08 am

    Lovely. I find such peace looking at the photos you’ve taken.
    Best wishes,
    Anna (a lurker of yours for a few years now)

  • Tara July 15, 2014, 9:51 am

    Glad you had a fun visit to Eugene! Did you use a wide-angle attachment (e.g. Olloclip) on some of the photos? Thanks!

    • Tammy Strobel July 15, 2014, 1:17 pm

      Tara – I used the pano feature on my iPhone to capture those shots. 🙂

  • Anita July 15, 2014, 9:55 am

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing the story!

  • Anne-Marie July 15, 2014, 11:09 am

    Great pictures. I passed through Eugene earlier this summer on my way north to Woodburn but did not have a chance to stop in Eugene.
    Ford Family Foundation is a great resource. They usually use our facilities once or twice a year. And it looks like Logan might be teaching here if I am not completely mistaken. 🙂

    • Tammy Strobel July 15, 2014, 1:16 pm

      It was a fun trip! You should visit sometime. And yes, Logan will be teaching an introductory human biology course in the fall. Well, if the class fills. 🙂

  • Kelly July 15, 2014, 7:01 pm

    Love your big pictures filled with colour – always so refreshing. Thank you 🙂 x

  • JB McCauley July 15, 2014, 8:09 pm

    Thank you for all the inspiration! My husband and I are building our own tiny house called the Coyote Cabin. I listed Rowdy Kittens and Dee Williams, along with The Minimalists as the spark that has moved us forward on our journey.

  • joanna July 15, 2014, 9:30 pm

    I love the image of the map and of the mural wall. Very cool!

  • Jimmy Thigpen July 16, 2014, 7:57 am

    Cool photo essay Tammy 🙂 Did you take all of these with your iPhone? I’m an avid reader of your site, thanks for everything!

    • Tammy Strobel July 16, 2014, 10:02 am

      Hi Jimmy,

      I took all of these images with my iPhone 5s.

      Thanks for reading the blog,

  • sally July 19, 2014, 2:09 am

    That bookshop looks awesome! Love the park too.

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