you're at least an hour from the beach, aren't you?
#49 | Posted by eberly"
"#49 I was going to say....it's a helluva drive to the beach from Eugene (and to the mountains, for that matter). How about "things you can see standing on 11th Ave" or "people shopping at the 5th St Public Market", Monty? Admit it...Eugene is a freakshow.
#50 | Posted by MUSTANG"
Eugene is about halfway between the beach and the mountains. I can see the Three Sisters from my office window. It's about an hour to my favorite surf spot. I can get out of my bed at 6:00 a.m., have my Spey rod in the water by 6:20, fish for 1.5 hours and be sitting at my desk before 9:00. I work less than two miles from my house, and only rarely drive. Skiing at Willamette Pass is 70 miles away, and Mt. Bachelor is another 40 minutes from there.
I don't know if you've been to Eugene, Mustang, or when you were last here, but 5th Street Public Market is full of upscale shops and restaurants. No Jesus sandals or dreadlocks in sight. You might be thinking of the Saturday Market, which draws a different crowd. But I'm not afraid of hippies, so I can't relate to whatever bothers you about them.