Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Oregon: Birds & The Bard
This is the photo sheet from my Oregon: Birds & The Bard tour. On this tour, we met in Portland on June 16, on the 17th traveled down the coast as far as Florence then arrived in Ashland on the 18th in time for a break, dinner and then our first play. Each morning for a week thereafter we went birding, with a picnic breakfast and lunch, and then returned in time for either the 2:00 or the 8:30 play. We ended up seeing all 4 Shakespeare plays and 3 of the non-Shakespeare plays. All were excellent this year. We saw: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus, Othello and The Comedy of Errors, The Clay Cart (Sûdakra), Our Town (Thornton Wilder), and A View from the Bridge (Arthur Miller). On Monday, when there are no plays, we went as far as Klamath Falls, Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge and and Fort Klamath (I recommend the quaint Aspen Inn, run by two very friendly women). On Tuesday, we then return to Ashland via Crater Lake National Park. I'm already looking forward to next year's tour, scheduled for July 7 - 17.