US West Coast Drive with Two Cousins: to Eugene, Oregon

July 20, 2017

Today was a driving day, but as we drove to Eugene, Oregon one of the attractions near our route was Mount Hood.

Mount Hood

It is an 11,250 foot (3,429 meters) active volcano in the Cascade range and its last eruption was in 1907. Unfortunately, the today was overcast and rainy but Pius quite often thinks “outside the box” so that he still managed to get a beautiful “photograph” of it.

Mt. Hood painting




He took a photograph of a painting with his phone camera. It was hanging on the wall outside of the men’s restroom at the “Original Breakfast Café” in Albany, Oregon where we had breakfast. In this one, Mount Hood is only a few inches tall and is not an active volcano.


We dropped off the rental car at the Seattle airport and it wasn’t easy to find a cab, but eventually we were successful. We are staying at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront hotel until we depart for home on Sunday, and it is really a nice place. Only one comment was made today about Pius’ service in the Navy and it was from a waiter at the restaurant at our hotel. He never really caught on to the story, but Pius and I enjoyed the moment.

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I am an Elkhart, Indiana native and became interested in applying video to history when consumer video cameras were first introduced on the market in the late 1970’s. My production company, Stories Retold, specializes in preserving oral history, traditions, and values with video. Primarily interviewing individuals, I sometimes document families, and on occasion document an entire community. My niche is developing a personal relationship with clients which helps me to tell their story just the way they would like to have it told. Everyone has a story worth preserving, and I enjoy discovering interesting stories from people with whom I come into contact on a daily basis. In years to come, these videos will be priceless as they portray original stories complete with visual images and actual voices filled with all the primary material and emotion that was intended to be. I gain a strong sense of personal satisfaction with each completed project whether it involves an individual or an entire community.
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