What if you were dying? And like Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in "The Bucket List," you were still well enough to get out and chase a few dreams? What would your bucket list look like?
Phoenix couple Tom and Nancy Purdue have been spending their retirement crossing items off their bucket list: parasailing in Mexico, a 20-day trip with friends down the Baja Peninsula, and now: flying high above the treetops suspended from a cable.
If your to-do wish list before shuffling off this mortal coil includes spelunking, you could do worse than explore the Marble Halls of Oregon.
Every clear morning when Cher Rydberg wakes up, she can see the large and picturesque Mount McLoughlin rising outside her rural Butte Falls home, while off to the north, little-known Union Peak peeks through the trees.
The Rogue River beckons those with a sense of adventure and a desire to test their mettle in Oregon's true backwoods, even if they can't tell the difference between an oar and a paddle.
If you're planning to hike part or all of the Pacific Crest Trail, the good news is that you don't have carry the weight of the world on your back like your grandparents did.
Hanging the tips of your skis over the top of Mt. Ashland Ski Area's bowl can be a daunting task, even for those not particularly afraid of heights.
You say you've always wanted to fly like a bird?
As dusk falls, the Southern Oregon Skywatchers set up their fat telescopes in Ashland's North Mountain Park, cheerily noting when the first light appears in the night sky.
When Nancy Meyer makes a preflight check on the blue and white Cessna 152, she examines everything from the propeller to the tail.
Our Valley: Our Extremes
Our Valley: Inventions and Innovations
Our Valley: Our Virtual Valley
Our Valley: Who Does That? Odd jobs in the Rogue Valley.
2007's edition of Our Valley, subtitled "Now You Know," is dedicated to those pesky little questions which nag at you for years.