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Medford, OR

First stop of the road trip was Medford, OR to visit with my Aunt Lucille.  My Dad and I made great time driving up Highway 5 and were greeted by a snow capped Mt. Shasta which is always an impressive sight when driving up to the north end of California.  We stopped in the quiet town of Yreka, grabbed lunch at Lalo's Mexican restaurant and after a quick stop in Ashland to check out the downtown area and The Shakespeare festival set-up, we continued on to Medford.  Heading over to my Aunt Lucille's house,  nothing seemed familiar to me after my last visit in the Summer of 1985.  My Dad and I had a great visit with my Aunt and I was fortunate to hear some great Keally family stories for about four hours or so.  My Aunt Lucille is an incredible lady in her early 80s who is now helping to open a second antique shop here in Medford.  I came so close to shooting some video but thought that it would have been awkward - I probably should have.  

After a great dinner, we said our goodbyes to Aunt Lucille and headed back to our hotel to rest up for tomorrow - which includes Crater Lake National Park and Salem, OR - where my Great Uncle Francis Keally was the architect of the Oregon State Capitol.  Gearing up for a much closer look at Crater Lake than I had 24 years ago when I last visited.  Shorts and T-shirts from here on out - so hot!  More pics of today are posted to Flickr.

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I wish you had taken that video of your Aunt Lucille, but would love to meet her in person sometime soon. Please take video of the State Capitol building and any other Keally family adventures. Toby and I love and miss you!

August 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

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