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Since WE Asked: Tell 'em where to go

Someone here at the Since We Asked Division of Since You Asked world headquarters lost a gentlemen's bet this week when none of our respondents to this question suggested we tell summer visitors to go home.

Instead, you admirably had a variety of answers to this question:

When you have visitors from out-of-state, what's the one thing in the Rogue Valley you tell them that they have to see?

Please take a moment to read through the answers, and take part in answering our new question.

Crater Lake National Park. It is and always will be a destination for anyone wanting to see a pristine lake and forest. ' Victoria, Central Point

This is a no-brainer, everyone must experience Crater Lake. We are so lucky to have this beautiful monument in our own back yard. ' Chris Gerschler, Medford

There is so much beauty in Southern Oregon that this is really a tough question. I highly recommend to take a drive along Hwy. 199 to the coast, then drive up the coast highway. Another nice drive and a must see is Hwy. 62 to at least Diamond Lake. There are so many places to stop and see. ' Kathy Mulry, Medford

Emigrant Lake. ' Randy B., Ashland

Wildlife Images in Grants Pass. It is a animal rehabilitation center. What a opportunity to see a wide variety of animals up close. ' Lynn and Malcolm Towns

I have a friend coming from Central Texas this summer. She has never been over 500 feet in elevation. My first thought was Crater Lake. It also gives me the opportunity to make a visit! ' Bob Williamson, Jacksonville

We always suggest an afternoon or evening of shopping and dining in Ashland. Of course, Crater Lake is always on the list for wilderness areas. ' Jake Jones, Medford

Buncom, of course! ' Lyn Hennion (the Baroness of Buncom) Buncom

Whenever we had relatives come in from the mid west, we took them of course to Crater Lake and also the Oregon Caves National Parks! ' Barb Hibbs

The remarkable Crater Rock Museum, that elicits oohs and aahs from even the most jaded tourist. ' Judith Stevens, Medford

There are many places to see in the area, but for shear quirkiness and uniqueness the Oregon Vortex can't be beat. It is fun and the whole family can enjoy it. I've been going there on and off for about thirty years and itnever ceases to amaze and amuse me. ' Ned Wilson,Talent

I tell them that the Rogue Valley is the gateway to lots of places they need to see, like Crater Lake and the Redwoods. ' Jim H., White City

Crater Lake. It is our only national park after all. ' Maria, Central Point

This week's question

If you take part in this forum from time to time, it's obvious that you have opinions to share. With that in mind, here's a chance to speak to a group that often needs some advice.

We ask:

You've been asked to give a commencement address. What's the one thing you'd want to get across to graduating high school seniors?

Please try to keep your answers brief and to the point. Answers submitted without your full name and hometown cannot be considered for use in our Sunday print edition of the Mail Tribune.

You may respond through the form here on our Web site, or you can e-mail us directly at