I have to share these last two pictures from Sidney. I really liked Sidney, it still has the small town feeling, the view is peaceful, the people I met in my daily hike n the morning said hello, good morning, etc. even without me walking my two dogs. This is at the foot of Beacon Street and we stayed at Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa (Christine managed to get four hours spa treatment.) The hotel is in the left big building for the first four floors, then it is condos - not the pre
This is part of the waterfront in downtown Sidney. The town has a population of about 11,500 and tourism is a major income source. They have kept the town clean, well organized, lots of flower decorations and you feel welcomed. Should you visit Sidney, there is one restaurant that has fabelous food, Bistro Suisse, first class.
On my daily hike today I wanted to see the waterfront north of downtown Sidney. When I saw this house at a small peninsular I felt someone was whispering in my ear - THAT IS IT - now I only have to find money!
This proud old cow, which was an essential part of transportation in 1880 - 1900 will take us on a quick tour of historic Baker City, OR A few of the houses from 1880's when Baker City was a booming town at that time, caused by a gold rush. Another house from around 1890. This portion of Oregon became one of the richest gold centers in western US. Main Street still has a few of the commercial buildings from 1880s still in good condition.
I was busy doing some measurements on a project in Sumpter Valley, OR, when three ospreys came diving in on me from three different angles. I was lucky by getting under a pine tree in time. This nest was near Powder River and not far from where I was. I had to get a picture of one which is just about to take off.