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Oregon (Part 2) | Visiting my College Town in Eugene

I graduated from the University of Oregon close to five years ago now (yikes), and visiting my college town in Eugene wasย so surreal. When I graduated, I didn’t think I’d be back. Don’t get me wrong, it was amazing and I have nothing but love for the school and the place, I just thought that chapter was over. When I went back this summer, it felt so strange! Everything had changed, yet it had all simultaneously stayed the same.

Here are photos from my second leg of my Oregon trip. If you haven’t yet, check out Part 1! And catch up on my other posts from my Great American Road Trip ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Lundquist College of Business

johnson hall university of oregon

I’m totally biased, but the University of Oregon is the most beautiful campus I’ve ever seen. The buildings are gorgeous, they’re the birthplace of Animal House, there’s over 400 species of trees, and everyone’s smilingย all the time. It felt so good walking across campus again. This was probably one of my happiest days. So many great memories are rooted here, I can’t wait to bring my children here one day!

king estate winery

king estate winery

king estate winery

king estate winery

king estate winery

king estate winery

If you’re ever in Eugene, one thing you have to do is visit a winery. They’re everywhere! I stumbled on King Estate while driving around aimlessly in the countryside, and it was beautiful! The most amazing thing was the owners started the winery without knowing anything about wine! They just started growing grapes because it was something they were passionate aboutโ€”how cool is that? While I was there, I got a free tour and samples, and spent the rest of the day in the sunshine.

eugene oregon camping

register guard eugene

Mornings look like this lately. I’ve been having one of my favorite breakfasts, and made the switch to tea. I’ve been ignoring my phone and computer until about 10am, and I’ve been reading the news or books instead! If you can, I recommend doing this. I’ve been so much happier!

eugene oregon farm stand

A good reminder for peaches and people ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

fern ridge eugene

fern ridge eugene

oregon blackberries

Blackberry bushes areย everywhere. I’ve been snacking on these nonstop, they’re so, so good! Best part? They’re free!

eugene oregon

In August, I celebrated my second month on the road here in Oregon (and spoiler: I also spent my third month on the road in Oregon. I’m that behind on posting haha). I’m grateful for this season in my life, because learning so much, seeing so many places, meeting so many people, and seeing who I am becoming and realizing who I want to continue to grow into.

If you have the opportunity to take a break from life and road trip,ย DO IT.

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7 Comments

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      You have to! It’s such a gorgeous place. I love it here ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

  1. I love Oregon! And I can totally relate to that feeling of going back to your college campus; I did that this past weekend (although for me it’s been MUCH longer!) and it felt oddly comforting to walk into the buildings where I’d learned so many things about myself and the world.

    • Jasmine Eclipse says

      I love Oregon too! It’s the most beautiful place ever. And I totally agree, walking back on campus was the weirdest feeling ever. It’s like I knew the place, but wasn’t a part of it anymore. It’s hard to explain!

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