Most of our Oregon tours are full for the upcoming summer season
(Oregon Challenge Tours
), but we hope you'll enjoy the following insight into my former hometown if you can't join us in person to experience the ambience yourself:
THERE ARE NO STUPID QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT EUGENE
The Eugene Chamber of Commerce receives hundreds of interesting questions - in person, via e-mail, and phone - every year from folks planning on visiting Lane County area. Here are some actual queries thrown at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, the Convention and Visitors Association of Lane County, and the University of Oregon - with some, mostly, tongue-in-cheek answers:
-Where's the Animal House?
In toga heaven.
-Do you have any toxic waste dumps?
We have middle schoolers, and they have bedrooms.
-How many days of sunshine do you get?
-Can you see the ocean from Eugene?
No, but we can visualize it, along with world peace, and whirled peas.
-What is the elevation at the coast?
-Do you have any campgrounds in Eugene?
-How many dogs are there in Eugene?
-Is it true they've cut down all the trees out there? Only the ones with people in them.
-How many earthquakes do you get?
-What day do the leaves change color?
On the 12th
-What's cool about downtown? What downtown!?
-Are people really depressed here all the time?
Man, that question bums me out