|Looks just like Jojoba... sort of.|
Timber Valley is set up similar to Jojoba Hills with members buying into the co-op and getting assigned 50 x 70 foot lots. There is a Friendship Hall, except they call it a Clubhouse, with a library and a pool table. They don't have some of the Jojoba amenities like a swimming pool or an auto shop. But they do have large, lush grassy areas and the park is surrounded by forest on three sides. Every place has its pluses and minuses I suppose. If they had ping pong on the schedule we'd be tempted to move.
There is quite a bit of wildlife in the park. Everyone at Jojoba is familiar with the cute little bunnies that hop around there. Well, if you took 3 or 4 of those and squeezed them together into one animal you'd get a Timber Valley rabbit like this :
|Vicki wants one for a pet.|
|Historic Oakland - of no historic interest|
Nine miles to the south is Roseburg, a somewhat larger town that serves as the county seat for Douglas County. That's where you go if you want to do any serious shopping from Sutherlin. It is the home of the Douglas County Museum where we spent a pleasant afternoon perusing exhibits of local history and natural history since Christopher isn't with us this year to whine about that sort of thing. There were a lot interesting artifacts but they were not arranged in any particular order. I like it when a museum has been set up to tell a progressive story as you go through. This one was more haphazard. The day we were there Smokey the Bear was visiting, but Vickie refused to sit on his lap, so I didn't take a picture.
Roseburg also has a rhododendron garden at a park along the South Umpqua River. A couple of years ago we went to the one in Eugene which is quite a large showplace though the rhododendrons were rather past their prime by the time we got there. The garden in Roseburg has much more modest aspirations, but at least the flowers were in full bloom, as you can plainly see.
|Not a Rhododendron|
|Wild turkeys milling about in our next door neighbor's driveway|
|Deer snacking at Timber Valley|
|Ex-drugstore in Oakland, OR|
|The old soda fountain, popular in the afternoon.|
|Interior decoration of Tolly's Grill and Soda Fountain|
Portrait of Buffalo Bill Cody drawn on an unmarked piece of sheet
metal using a 22 cal rifle at about 20 feet in under 4 minutes by a
local sharp shooter in the early 1900s.
|For the Jojoba Hills quilters - pioneer quilt made in the mid-19th century without any giant sewing machine|