All In A Day's Drive

'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.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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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'We're so fortunate to have it in our backyard here in Oregon'

'We're so fortunate to have it in our backyard here in Oregon' »Play Video
Smith Rock

A state park in Oregon's high desert is one of the most popular places in the country to go rock climbing.

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'It’s the longest lava tube you can walk through in Oregon'

'It’s the longest lava tube you can walk through in Oregon' »Play Video
Notes from the undeground

A prehistoric site in Oregon is now open for families to explore.

The Lava River Cave a few miles south of Bend reopened for the season earlier this month. The cave sits right off highway 97, and it’s a popular underground attraction for families.

“It’s the longest lava tube you can walk through in Oregon,” lead ranger Cristina Mastrangelo said. 

The cave is a mile-long underground tube formed by lava flows thousands of years ago.

“There are probably more out there that we just don't know about,” Mastrangelo said. “Those massive eruptions formed lots of lava tubes, this is the most easily accessible one that we invite visitors to come explore.”

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All in a Day's Drive: Fun in Florence on the Oregon Coast

All in a Day's Drive: Fun in Florence on the Oregon Coast »Play Video
Sandland Adventures has more than 20 years of experience guiding visitors across 32,000 acres of high speed, rough and tumble sand dunes. But the drivers recommend that you try not to scream.

With summer-like temperatures in the forecast, Joel Porter pays a visit to the Oregon Coast and attractions around Florence for a story set to air April 30.

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Garden tips from a country trip near Corvallis

Garden tips from a country trip near Corvallis »Play Video

Spending time in the garden or just a little time around animals can always put you in a good mood.

And there are a few country destinations not far from Corvallis where you can relax.

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All in a Day's Drive: Free Easter egg hunts

All in a Day's Drive: Free Easter egg hunts

This week will be a busy one for the Easter bunny. You may spot the bunny at an Easter egg hunt near you. This weekend, there are several places where kids can hop to it as they fill up their baskets.

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All in a Day's Drive: Folks stand by Brownsville

All in a Day's Drive: Folks stand by Brownsville »Play Video

It was the home of some of Oregon's first settlers and it was the setting for the movie "Stand By Me."

But people who still call Brownsville home say the town is always welcoming to visitors.

People who visit Brownsville may appreciate the rich history or the quiet streets.

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Don't miss Alsea: 'It'd just take a blink and you'd be through it'

Don't miss Alsea: 'It'd just take a blink and you'd be through it' »Play Video
Just down Main Street, you'll find some down home cooking. It's here where Deb’s Café owner Deb Thalman-Estes and her family cook up homemade goodness six days a week.

As you head west on highway 34 from Corvallis to the coast, it's easy to miss the town of Alsea.

You'd have to pay close attention to even find it on the map.

But this small town has plenty of charm.

Much like a Robert Frost poem, Highway 34 is indeed the road less traveled.

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Antiques and good eats in Douglas County

Antiques and good eats in Douglas County »Play Video
All in a Day's Drive ...

Warmer days mean that you'll soon see more garage sale signs popping up around town.

But if you're looking for something a little more nostalgic, you can head for Riversdale Valley Farm in Douglas County.

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All in a Day's Drive: Best weather in decade on tap for 42nd Daffodil Drive

All in a Day's Drive: Best weather in decade on tap for 42nd Daffodil Drive »Play Video

With a sunny weekend expected in the Willamette Valley, there'll be a bouquet of activity happening north of Eugene.

Many people will be heading to Junction City for the 42nd annual Daffodil Drive.

Little yellow beacons are blooming along Ferguson Road west of Junction City, just in time for organizers to open up Long Tom Grange for this weekend's Daffodil Drive.

“All of the flowers coming up, the daffodils in bloom, it's a great time to remember it's a chance to get out and enjoy the outdoors,” Jolene Thomson said. Thomson works for Guaranty RV in Junction City.

“Probably the best daffodil festival - as far as weather goes - we've had in the last ten years,” Danuta Pfeiffer said. Pfeiffer is organizing this year’s drive.

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Snow on the mountain, shovels in Sisters

Snow on the mountain, shovels in Sisters »Play Video

After a mostly dry winter, late season snow has more people returning to the Cascades to enjoy the final few weeks of winter.

And Sisters is a small mountain town with big charm.

Heavy snow is a welcome sign in the Cascades.

The elusive snowfall has been a late arrival this season.

“It was just killing us, from November, almost through the end of January, the snow finally showed up and it's just been fantastic ever since,” skier Erik Hoefer said. Hoefer drove from Stayton to ski at Hoodoo.

After mammoth-sized snowfall in February, it's ski season on the mountain, but construction season in the town of Sisters. The town is undergoing a project to repave Highway 20.

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