All In A Day's Drive

'It really does light up, I think you can see it from space'

'It really does light up, I think you can see it from space' »Play Video

Plenty of homeowners are hanging lights of all colors and turning their front yards into winter wonderlands.

And that means families can find plenty of dazzling displays after dark.


'It really does light up, I think you can see it from space'

'It really does light up, I think you can see it from space' »Play Video

Plenty of homeowners are hanging lights of all colors and turning their front yards into winter wonderlands.

And that means families can find plenty of dazzling displays after dark.

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'People always want to know: Can they fly?'

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“People always want to know: Can they fly? And Santa has a rule: they can only fly on Christmas Eve. Otherwise, it'd be chaos here,” Cindy Murdoch said.

Cindy Murdoch raises reindeer in the Mohawk Valley.

They don't just work one night: they'll venture to nearly every corner of Oregon before the end of the month.

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All in a Day's Drive: Cut your own Christmas tree

All in a Day's Drive: Cut your own Christmas tree

The second that families finish their turkey, they immediately set out to find a tree for Christmas.

With three full weeks until Christmas Eve, there's plenty of time to look for a piece of holiday cheer.

And plenty of farms near Corvallis allow people to cut down their very own trees.

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'I drove by a million times and have never been in'

'I drove by a million times and have never been in' »Play Video
You've seen it. But have you been inside?

By now, most families have found their Christmas trees.

Now, many kids are counting down the days until the holiday.

And there are two places east of Eugene where it's easy to get in the Christmas spirit.

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All in a Day's Drive: Thanksgiving edition

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There are plenty of places where you and the family can work up an appetite before that Thanksgiving feast.

And a few places around town are offering families a Thanksgiving morning workout.

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A Day's Drive to 'dessert'-ed locales for Thanksgiving

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Right now, families are finalizing plans for their Thanksgiving feasts.

But cooking for an extended family can take all day, which is why you can save time by picking up your dessert ahead of time.

And there are three nearby bakeries where you can order up a warm pie in time for Thanksgiving.

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Scaring up something to eat in Eugene

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Tacovore

The restaurant business is a cutthroat world where hungry customers with short attention spans have endless choices of sizzling entrees.

But sometimes, the name of the eatery alone can be enough to attract a few curious diners.

And there are at least three Eugene restaurants that sound frightening, but each serves up something unique.

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'You have an entrance into the political process'

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The Oregon State Capitol Building on a sunny spring afternoon. ODOT photo taken June 16, 2014

Oregon voters have decided who they want to send to Salem in just a few months.

But no matter what side of the aisle you're on, you may enjoy seeing the place where the yays and nays of Oregon laws are counted at the state Capitol.

During the week of the election, there's very little traffic in Salem, which makes the state Capitol anything but crowded.

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Halloween spirit haunts Cottage Grove

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In just two days, kids dressed up as vampires, witches and zombies will hit the streets to load up on sweets.

And the town of Cottage Grove is well prepared for a big celebration. | Halloween in Eugene

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Halloween in Eugene: 'Have an ice cream sundae; carve a pumpkin'

Halloween in Eugene: 'Have an ice cream sundae; carve a pumpkin'

A great big gourd that tips the scales at more than a thousand pounds is one of a few pumpkins at Fifth Street Public Market that'll go under the knife starting this weekend.

“One of our pumpkins is going to be Frankenstein this year,” Marketing Director Marissa Ooyevaar said. “Another one, as soon as one of our carvers saw it, he said, 'this looks like a pig.’”

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Time to pick pumpkins - and pears

Time to pick pumpkins - and pears »Play Video
The Pershern family still has a few pear varieties hanging on the trees.

The days are turning cooler and families are heading out to orchards and pumpkin patches to pick out some fall produce.

And at this time of year, plenty of farms will fill your basket with fruits and veggies.

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'Affordable family fun' in Corvallis

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“Our longest hole is 121 yards. And if you swing and the ball moves, you can play it,” Golf City owner Jim Hays said.

 With just a few weeks left before kids have to head back to school, you can't blame families for wanting to soak up every last minute of summer.

You don't have to venture far to find some cheap summer fun in Corvallis.

In fact, you don't even have to leave town.

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A Day's Drive to Port Orford: 'It’s very picturesque'

A Day's Drive to Port Orford: 'It’s very picturesque' »Play Video
A view of the Rogue River through windows on the Patterson Memorial Bridge, which was built in 1932 and spans the Rogue River at Gold Beach. The design by noted engineer Conde McCullough introduced prestressing, an important advance in bridge engineering. His designs often featured Art Deco styling elements shown above.

You can’t go any farther west in Oregon than Port Orford.

The town has only around 1,100 people, but it’s of the oldest towns on the coast and it has a rich history.

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'The boating and fishing - it's a great place to be'

'The boating and fishing - it's a great place to be' »Play Video

As the temperature climbs, Foster Lake near Sweet Home beckons to families to come enjoy themselves.

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