All In A Day's Drive

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

'Affordable family fun' in Corvallis »Play Video
“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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'There's something nostalgic about having a hot dog'

'There's something nostalgic about having a hot dog' »Play Video
Wow

If you don't have any lunch plans, you can eat what millions of Americans eat every single day: A hot dog.

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has proclaimed July 23 National Hot Dog Day.

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Take the Buena Vista Ferry across the Willamette to Hopsville

Take the Buena Vista Ferry across the Willamette to Hopsville »Play Video
The Buena Vista Ferry

Between Eugene and Salem, there are plenty of natural wonders that you can enjoy, including juicy fruit or a cold beer in your hand.

But you'll have to get off the interstate to find them.

In this week's all in a day's drive, we're taking a trip to short boat ride to Independence.

All in a Day's Drive: Make the most of Cottage Grove

All in a Day's Drive: Make the most of Cottage Grove »Play Video

Kids and families will go just about anywhere on a hot day if it means cooling off. And if you're near Cottage Grove, there are plenty of places where you can do just that.
    
In the July heat, people will find just about any excuse to find some morning fresh air, even if that means stopping to sample a few blueberries.

“An excellent break. I needed some exercise, I needed out of the car,” Dove Kimball said with a laugh. Kimball and her mother are traveling back to Caldwell, Idaho after spending time on the Oregon coast.

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A patriotic Fourth of July all in a day's drive from home

A patriotic Fourth of July all in a day's drive from home »Play Video
What are you doing for the Fourth of July?

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day even before the nighttime fireworks begin.

In this week's all in a day's drive, we'll show you a few places where you can bring the family.

Whether you're heading out of town or are staying close to home on July 4, you can find plenty of celebrations on nearly every corner.

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$5 buys summer fun for kids

$5 buys summer fun for kids »Play Video
Amazon Pool in south Eugene

With the kids out of school and the days heating up, you may be looking for ways to keep them occupied and off the couch for the next few months.
 
And there are at least three places where you can take your kids for under $5.

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'I think soccer's here to stay'

'I think soccer's here to stay' »Play Video
Lane United Football Club is the area's first pro soccer team

Track Town USA is turning into a soccer town, and not just among grade schoolers.

People of all ages are putting on their cleats and shin guards to play.

As they lace up their cleats, these eager early risers rarely miss a chance to kick the ball around.

And in the midst of a World Cup frenzy a continent away, there's talent from all over the world playing right in Springfield on the region's first pro soccer team.

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Hit the road and visit some nearby farms

Hit the road and visit some nearby farms

The time is ripe for picking fresh fruit.

You can find plenty of you-pick sites around the Willamette Valley.

Many of them are family owned farms with decades of experience.

Visit Detering Orchards and River Bend Farms on Wednesday, June 11.

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Southern Willamette Valley a hot spot for disc golf

Southern Willamette Valley a hot spot for disc golf »Play Video
Disc golfers call that other golf with clubs "ball golf"

If you've always wanted to learn golf, but don't know how to swing a club, then you may enjoy disc golfing. And there are a few courses where you can tee up in Eugene. 

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Golf and wine in Monroe: 'Enough away from town but yet still close'

Golf and wine in Monroe: 'Enough away from town but yet still close' »Play Video
Golf. Wine. Oregon

You don't have to venture far from Eugene to find lush greens and some fine wine.

And if you haven't heard about Monroe through the grapevine, that's where we're headed in this week's All in a Day's Drive.

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'You could spend the whole day here and not waste a minute'

'You could spend the whole day here and not waste a minute' »Play Video
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum

Several military veterans living in Oregon who served their country during war time now serve as tour guides at one of the largest flight museums on the west coast.

And guides at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum expect a big crowd on Memorial Day weekend. 

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