In addition to this natural beauty, they have blazing fast free internet service, so I'll post some pictures we took when we were in Springfield a last month. I kind of forgot I had them. Springfield, as Jesse puts it, is Eugene's rougher cousin. We found ourselves driving around the "historic" downtown area looking for a rug binding store we'd found in the phone book. He's right, its a bit rough around the edges, but they are trying to show their pride....Most of the buildings had beautiful murals painted on them. I was fascinated, so here are a few
|you can see Dave hiking along in front of a mural, hurrying to put $ in the parking meter|
|this one, depicting a quilt, was so large I had to take it in two sections|
|many different styles|
|this one was in the parking lot of the rug store and its what piqued my interest.|
And, yes, it was recently revealed that this is THE Springfield, home of Homer Simpson et al!!!