I don't know what took me so long to get to Eugene, Oregon, but it's a great weekend getaway destination, and easy to get to from Seattle. Tom and I took Amtrak a few weeks ago, and explored by bike along the Willamette riverpath. Best part: Our B&B supplied the bikes.
This is the River Walk Inn, a half-block from one of the entrances to the bike path. The path itself is level, smooth and scenic, with lots of parks, gardens and green space. We had fun exploring off the path as well as on. Read all about it in my story in today's Seattle Times. Click here to find out more.