Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Checker cabs

Here's a nice shot of a New York style checker. I have this idea to start a small tour company for a select group of travelers. These would be people who want to get off the beaten path and having the "real" Oregon experience.

What is the real Oregon experience? It's not just taking a picture of the coast, but digging clams. It's not having a glass of wine at a theme park winery, but driving through the vineyard to have a gourmet lunch on a hill overlooking the Willamette. It's not standing at pedestal binoculars looking at distant peaks, but walking an old growth trail to a meadow at the foot of Mt. Jefferson.

Seeing Oregon with a guide could be a delightful experience. Enjoying the secrets and common knowledge of the locals is much more the attitude of the traveler.

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