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This historical travel blog primarily documents trips to historic places, along with occasional news and features related to history, architecture, art, and this website.

  • Snowy Historic Places in Salem, Oregon posted February 1, 2024 by Holly Hayes

    In the winter in Salem, Oregon, there are two things we rarely see: sunshine and snow. But a couple of weeks ago, there was one glorious Monday where we had both! So I grabbed my camera, hopped in my all-wheel-drive car...

  • Seizing the Serendipity in Prospect, Oregon posted May 12, 2023 by Holly Hayes

    As we drove out of Crater Lake National Park on Saturday afternoon, it occurred to me that we may not have quite enough fuel to make it back to our rural Airbnb almost two hours away....

  • A Sunny, Snowy Spring Day at Crater Lake posted May 11, 2023 by Holly Hayes

    To take advantage of a ridiculously sunny and warm spring weekend, Roland and I took a weekend trip to Crater Lake, with some great stops along the way. After some debate and studying of webcams, we chose to take my little car instead of...

  • Historic Sites of the Southern Oregon Coast posted July 1, 2022 by Holly Hayes

    For my birthday this year, I planned a weekend getaway to the southern Oregon coast. I haven't visited this area in decades, so was hoping to discover lots of historic sites, lighthouses, and beautiful beaches. I was not disappointed! I...

  • Road Trip Day 2: Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah posted August 18, 2021 by Holly Hayes

    Day 2 was our longest driving day of the trip, with about 8 hours on the road. That is definitely not my jam... but since there wasn't too much to see between Oregon and Salt Lake City, it seemed worth it to get some mileage under our...

  • Road Trip Day 1: Salem to Burns, Oregon posted August 13, 2021 by Holly Hayes

    The first day of our road trip from , Oregon to , Colorado was a nice and easy...

  • An Afternoon Stroll in Historic Oregon City posted May 12, 2021 by Holly Hayes

    Last weekend I met friends for lunch in Oregon City and took the opportunity to go on a little historic photo walk while I was in town. Despite growing up in the Portland area, I've never explored this historic town, which was the first...

  • Fording the Headwaters of the Mississippi posted November 13, 2014 by Holly Hayes

    On Day 8 of my road trip, I enjoyed the lovely lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and walked across the Mississippi River. Heading out from Grand Forks under stormy skies. Misbehaving cows near Shevlin, Minnesota. Mostly hidden...

  • Rugby and Grand Forks, North Dakota posted November 3, 2014 by Holly Hayes

    About an hour east of Minot, I arrived in Rugby. It is a small town of less than 3,000 people and isn't exactly famous, but it ended up being one of my most interesting stops in North Dakota. First of all, Rugby apparently at the...

  • Montana to North Dakota posted November 3, 2014 by Holly Hayes

    Morning view from my hotel room in Shelby, Montana. Part of the usual morning routine: stop at a gas station to fill up the tank, scrub bugs from the windshield, fill cooler with ice, and get snacks for the road.

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