Recently, we took a family roadtrip. To Eugene. Joe had to go for business and since we haven’t been out of northeast Portland for months, we decided to make this short overnighter our fall vacation. Nothing says adventure like Eugene. I booked us a room online, packed up the boys and some snacks, and headed south to tye-dye (at least 4 sightings) and sunshine. We stayed at the Comfort Suites (which incidentally is not actually in the town of Eugene, but on the outskirts in a new and very stark development). The things we could see from our room included: the parking lot, the gas station and the freeway. I chose this hotel because it promised me comfort, a pool to swim in, and a free continental breakfast in the morning. We were comfortable (Indy played for over an hour with the mini coffee maker). We swam 3 times in the pool (which may or may not have been heated). We ate breakfast in the morning which, unfortunately, was limited to: microwaved eggs, microwaved bacon, donuts, microwaved waffles, plastic-wrapped muffins and coffee in styrofoam cups. Sadly, I did not document the hotel, as I was so overwhelmed with how much it had to offer our family. The one picture I did take records the existence of a dirty 60′s bird wall on Pearl Street. We spent at least an hour here, running up and down concrete ramps. Sometimes fun doesn’t have to cost a thing. And sometimes fun costs $79.99 which was the “manager’s special” for a night at the Comfort Suites, Eugene.