i spent this past weekend in southern oregon with my boyfriend. i've pretty much only driven thru medford, grants pass, ashland, so it was nice to visit and explore this area a little more. the cute little historic town of jacksonville was a gold mining town in its day, now its lined with antique and gift shops. ashland was fun to visit, i must say though, there's not a single veggie burger to be found - i called around. not finding one, we settled on Greenleaf with a big vegetarian menu and enjoyed good food and a bottle of red. i didn't take any of my own photos, but here's a great shot of ashland by photographer Graham Lewis.