Monday, August 23, 2010

London on a Shoestring

More highway-side-little-Oregon-towns adventures.
North on I-5, south of Cottage Grove. According to the map beyond Scotts Valley is the town of "London", London Oregon that is.
From all I could see Scotts Valley consists of one little school building a short distance from I-5. I couldn't find any community center at all.
As you go up into the valley the road is intermittently pavement and gravel. Here we come across a doe and her fawn standing by the side of the road.
At a junction, one road goes south to Elkhead, and the other turns north to London. Up on the crest of a ridge you go from the gravel road of Douglas county to the much better paved road of Lane county. The road sign isn't just funny for what it says, but for the fact it's on a little road out in the country in the middle of nowhere.
Coming into London you come to a tee in the road and find yourself looking at Church at London. London seems to consist of a Grange, Church, School, and Mini-Mart. All spaced at least 1/4 mile from each other. The sign for the Grange pointed south so we didn't get to see it.
I didn't catch the name of the road that London sits on, but the road we came in on is called "Shoestring road", so seeing London on a Shoestring is possible . . . in Oregon.

1 comment:

Mom and Dad said...

Thanks for the fun little travelog!