My Mom never lived here, but loved to visit. She thrilled at the giant Douglas Firs that we always hiked through at Silver Falls State park, on the trail to Pamelia Lake in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area, and around Timothy Lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest. She loved walking along the surf at the coast and was surprised at the frigid temperature of the water. And she loved picking wild blackberries, so abundant here, and sampling the subsequent pie. Good thoughts of y0u, Mom, until we meet again.