Oregon Gardens & Mt. Angel Abbey
June 17, 2004
We left V.RC. on a Very warm sunny day and drove to I-5
to the Lebanon cutoff, driving through Lebanon to Stayton
City Park with the historic Jordan Bridge.
We had coffee and cookies, etc., and had an unexpected Visit
from Kirk Ward who promoted bringing the Jordan Bridge to this
He gave us all the details of how the bridge was moved and
finally the high school students painting it.
The bridge is now a Stayton landmark.
We also Visited the small but interesting Stayton Museum.
We continued, going through Sublimity to the entrance to the
Oregon Garden, where we found several changes since the new
pavilion was built.
We drove to the top of the hill and went through their new
ticket booth, where our hands were stamped.
We had lunch and rode the Shuttle and then drove to Mt. Angel.
It was a warm day and we arrived at the Abbey looking for shade.
We visited the Russian Museum and the Abbey Museum and really
enjoyed the views, especially the mountains.
We returned to the Silverton City Park for an afternoon break and
arrived home at 5:30.
Many thanks to Rosella who grew up in Stayton and had compiled
a scrapbook of the town.
Also thanks to Ewart and to the Hospitality Committee.
Mary Lee Cheadle,
Bette Hack, leader.