I had to visit Ashland, not only because it is an adorable little town smack-dab in the middle of nowhere, but also because my sister went to college here 50 years ago. I remember going to Ashland with my parents to drop her off. We were about to move to Bangkok, and it was sad to leave her behind. How hard that must have been for her to leave home for the first time with her family so far away. At least she had friends from high school with her in this beautiful town.
bas relief of Ashland's history
lots of Victorian buildings in Ashland
idyllic Ashland Creek runs through downtown
beautiful Lithia Park - if it hadn't been raining, we would have spent all day here
Elizabethan Theatre - the town has a Shakespeare addiction.
It was Southern Oregon College when my sister attended.
the Alumni House at SOU
the Ashland Springs Hotel (left) with the beautiful, rugged hills beyond