THE NEW NORMAL
We’ve been in Eugene, Oregon since the middle of February and by mid last week Travis and I were all set to move further south to Northern California when we got a call from Megan asking if she and Daniel could come for a visit. Unless it’s work related, our new normal means our schedule isn’t driven by any set agenda so of course our answer was YES! It was a short trip, we picked them up from the airport Friday afternoon, spent Saturday touring the area, and they flew home on Sunday afternoon.
I would like to believe that any seasoned tourist sets out on their excursion with explicit maps and directions for their journey. That’s not how we roll!
Wingin’ it Saturday morning, we set out on our adventure. Did you know that Oregon has 51 covered bridges? We didn’t either until we picked up a magazine about cool things to do in Oregon (check out those facts here). We decided it would be fun to stop and check out Wildcat Covered Bridge on our way out to Florence. Excited to check out a piece of history, we took the exit in search of a little white covered bridge that we heard ‘was just off the freeway’. After 20 minutes of driving the trees in the forest became dense to the point of blocking daylight and the road turned to a single lane; we decided it was time to turn around and head back. We joked on the return trip to the highway that it would be funny if we found the bridge right on the other side of the highway. Guess what? If you’re ever in the area and interested in checking out a pretty cool covered bridge – turn RIGHT off the highway, not left. Our adventure only got better from there, we enjoyed lunch in Florence and ended our day at Heceta Head Lighthouse just north of town.