Accompanied by students and friends, I could not have wished for a better beginning. Starting at the ocean's edge, I knelt to collect a small memento of sand and surf, then we, as a group, turned our backs to the Pacific and started east. Three miles later and with fond farewells, the students boarded the bus and headed for home. Since a picture speaks a thousand words, I will let the pictures speak since I at the moment am to tired to write. When the sun shines, as you will see, Oregon can't be beat.