Subject: Oregon

I am traveling to Oregon on Sunday for two weeks. I was planning to drive along the Columbia River, then down to Mt Hood, south to Ashland (for some Shakespeare ? we have purchased tickets for Thursday thru Sunday) and then maybe up the coast or ??. The more I read the tour books the more concerned I become about crowds and choosing the areas to explore.

We are looking for serenity, quiet walks along streams, and an easy vacation. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Regards, Sheryl in crowded NYC