Back to the Willamette University, Then PDX

After snapping up pictures around Salem, Its time to head back to Portland. Glad I took the train back since the highways were jammed as people head home after the eclipse.

After The Eclipse

The 2017 Great American Eclipse has come and gone. If you did not get a chance to see this one, the next total solar eclipse in the US will be on Monday April 8, 2024. The path of this eclipse will be through the mid section of the US, northern Mexico and New Brunswick, Canada. Cities along its path Will be Dallas, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo and Montreal. More details can be found at . I’ll have more on this as the time approaches.

The Great American Eclipse is ending
The Great American Eclipse is ending. Now partial and can be seen on the ground through the trees.

After the event I came to Salem for, its time to explore the city and see what it has to offer. I started with wandering around downtown, then on to Riverfront Park. So much to see and do here, I’ll need to spend some more time here next time I’m in the Pacific Northwest.


After brunch at Salty’s, my tour of Portland begins in Laurelhurst. Next is the Belmont district and on over to Mt Tabor before ending at 82nd ave. LaurelHurst is a historic district in the heart of Portland with treelined streets, old homes, hole in the wall bars and restaurants with a smattering of new apartment buildings. It is adjacent to LaurelHurst Park that has a sparkling blue lake. I’m not sure why it is so blue, but there have been recent efforts to clean up and restore the lake.