Fern Ridge Resevoir

There is no time like the present, and so we decided to take the boat out during the first week of May.  It was cold, but we were ready to get the season started!

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Me and the hubby on Fern Ridge Lake!  We took all 4 kids, and the dog.

 

6338fe069a64aee1c830f4bfd21cf76f--ferns-explorationWe went to Fern Ridge Reservoir which is located just 12 miles west of Downtown Eugene.  It’s a quick drive and we frequently have the lake all to ourselves.  Fern Ridge is 9,000 acres, which makes it southern Willamette Valley’s largest reservoir.  It can be accessed by heading west on Clear Lake Rd just less than 6 miles from OR-99 N.

 

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Beautiful, smooth water, all to ourselves!

 

Fern Ridge is popular for various water sports including:

  • windsurfing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • flat water kayaking
  • stand up paddling
  • swimming
  • fishing

We have seen all of these activities while out on the water.  I haven’t tried them all.  Have you?  I would love to give windsurfing, paddle boarding and sailing a try!  They are the only ones I have not done.

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Another great thing about Fern Ridge, the boat ramp is one of the easiest we’ve seen.  The ramp itself is short and there are two ramps to prevent congestion.  The staff at the lake have always been friendly and willing to help making each trip enjoyable!

If you do not feel like hauling your boat each trip, they also have a marina you can store your boat at for a monthly fee.

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A great overcast day, even though it was a little chilly.

 

We have always had a great time at Fern Ridge, whether it is just us or we bring a crowd, everyone has a wonderful adventure.  Hopefully I’ll see you there!

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Approved by kids and dogs alike!

 

Focus on: Valentine’s Day

As a Real Estate Broker I want to find you a home!  And I also want to help you build a community!  I’m here to show you what Eugene has to offer, there is so much, all you need to do is get out there and enjoy!

There are lots of things to do for Valentine’s Day, and each couple is unique, but here are a few things going on today that might be of interest.  Some of them may be a good idea for this year, while others may be good for next year when you can plan ahead more.  For me, it’s the thought that counts, as long as I know you were thinking of me, I am feeling the love!

The Register-Guard has a wonderful article about all of the upcoming events focusing on Valentine’s Day.  Here is a quick recap, but click on the link to get more details:

  • L.O.V.E. Multimedia Show – music and stand-up comedy
  • Singing Valentine – delivered by Greater Eugene Chorus (thegreatereugenechorus.org)
  • Ceremony of Renewal and Commitment – Little Log Church
  • Step Back in Time Vow Renewal – Shelton McMurphey Johnson House (sjmhouse.org)
  • Chocolate Buffet – Willamalane Parks and Rec for ages 50+ (willamalane.org)
  • Valentine’s Passport Bar Tour – Expressive Exploits
  • Crystal Singing Bowls Concert  – at Unity of the Valley
  • Music event/one-man show – The Opal Center in Cottage Grove (adult themed) (opalcentercg.org)
  • Snow Lover’s Loop – Feb 17th.  Snowshoe trek or 2 person snowshoe relay at Odell Lake Lodge and Resort in Crescent (level32racing.com)
  • Noble Night of Passion – Noble Estate Urban.  Wine, music, food to purchase, and chocolate. (nobleestatewinery.com)
  • Romantic Valentine’s Getaway Event – McKenzie Orchards Bed and Breakfast Inn
  • Eugene Salsa Festival – Feb 23-25 at Valley River Inn. Dance workshops, live music, and performances. (eugenesalsafestival.com)
  • Tease, Burlesque Revue – Feb 24th at Florence Events Center (eventcenter.org)

Here is hoping that you are feeling loved today!  And know that I love you.  Everyone has value, so even though we might not have ever met, I know you are someone very special!

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?

 

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