Monday, November 12, 2007

Retirement USA

I spent yesterday raking leaves and getting the garden ready for Winter. It was sunny, shirt sleeve weather. It has cooled off today and we are getting a little rain. Yes, an Oregonian that will admit to rain! However, I think the greatest misconception of Oregon is that it rains everywhere, all the time. Here in Southern Oregon, (Ashland is my home) we do get rain, but plenty of sunshine and snow in the Winter. People who come here to attend the Oregon Shakespearean Festival are amazed at our weather. Summer can bring high temperatures, but we Oregon gardeners love it as it ripens our tomatoes and other garden goodies! On the flip side, we have cold days in the Winter which welcomes the skiing season. We have a great skiing mountain, Mt. Ashland, which is a mere 20 minutes from town. It has some very demanding runs as well as good beginner and intermediate slopes. Many people enjoy cross country skiing as well on many of the surrounding hills of Southern Oregon. You can find more information about the Shakespeare festival I mentioned as well as Mt. Ashland on our website Retirement in Southern Oregon is great!

Bye for now, Karen

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