What To Do On A Friday After Work In Southern Oregon?

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Mortgage and Lending with Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas NMLS 223305

Living in this beautiful area of Southern Oregon, surrounded by forests, rivers, lava flows, caves and lakes, our biggest challenge is to figure out which wonderful terrain we want to go see when there is so much gorgeous scenery to see.

       Howard Prairie Lake Resort, Ashland, Oregon 

One of our most favorite destinations is Howard Prairie Lake. This mountain lake experiences some wonderful breezes, making it not only the lake of choice for boaters looking to fish, ski or cruise (like we do), but it is ideal for the sailboats, too.

Mt McLoughlin, Howard Prairie Lake, Ashland, Oregon Howard Prairie Lake, Ashland, Oregon

Pelicans at Howard Prairie Lake, Ashland Oregon? Sailboats on Howard Prairie Lake, Ashland Oregon

This is our third year keeping our boat at Howard Prairie Lake during boating season. My family and I often times head up to the boat after work from Ashland, or on the weekends from our home in Medford. Only 30-45 minutes and we feel like we are in a whole new world. We go there to unwind and be together, to cool off when things warm up in the Rogue Valley, to fish, to play in the water, to see the wildlife, to read and enjoy the fresh air, sometimes to sleep out under the stars, sometimes to enjoy the company of friends. Some times we load up the coolers and stay out on the lake for hours on end, sometimes I'm lazy and we come in to eat at the restaurant at Howard Prairie Lake Resort and enjoy their good food. There is nothing like rolling in after a night under the stars to enjoy a great cup of coffee and one of their breakfasts.

This past Friday, what to go see and do was an easy decision to make. How we went about it was new and different. It was our first "Ladies Only Sunset Cruise"! "Rules" were: no spouses, boyfriends, kids, or pets allowed - just the ladies; bring what you want to snack on or drink, bring some to share if you'd like; if you're meeting the carpool straight from work, don't worry we'll cover you. Our objective, have a relaxing time and good conversation.

Krista Bolf, Coldwell Banker Pro West, Ashland Oregon Jami & Melodee, Howard Prairie Lake, Ashland Oregon

Karen Cooper, Quality Home Loans, Ashland Oregon Angela, Howard Prairie Lake, Ashland Oregon Jami, Howard Prairie Lake, Ashland Oregon

Mission accomplished! The water was like glass and the temperature so nice, it was well in to dusk by the time we pulled up to the dock. It was a great way to start off the weekend, enjoying The Good Life here in Southern Oregon. Can't wait to go again!

See you out there!

Karen Cooper - OR/CA Mortgage Consultant - www.Quality4Loans.com

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Comments (11)

Krista L. Walker
Coldwell Banker Pro West - Medford, OR
Oregon- Homes & Real Estate for Sale

What a good looking crowd of women

Jul 02, 2008 12:23 PM
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

What a beautiful setting for your women's outing! The lake and mountains look like the perfect place to unwind!

Jul 03, 2008 02:56 PM
Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
Equity Resources 919-649-5058

I just flagged this for a "neighbor" feature in Localism.  Don't know if it will work - but this is the sort of "insiders" view of an area I think they are looking for!  GREAT PICS!

Jul 10, 2008 01:46 AM
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas - Leander, TX
Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States

Krista - Yeah we are, aren't we? ;->

Rich - I love going out on this lake to relax. Many nooks and crannies to tuck away in.

Eleanor - Gee...thanks!  Appreciate your vote of confidence very much.

Jul 10, 2008 10:46 AM
Kat DeLong
LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (

Karen: I used to live in Medford, sold many homes in Ashland (which is awesome) and have been to Howard Prairie.....your pic's are great!!!  It is a beautiful area, indeed. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 10, 2008 11:57 AM
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas - Leander, TX
Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States

Kat - It's a small world we live in, and funny how paths can cross!We almost bought a business and moved to Lake Arrowhead before we ended up in Medford/Ashland. The big fires were going on, putting everything on hold until we would see if the properties we were in escrow on would still be standing, and our escrow on the business ended up not going through. Your great schools and gorgeous area were draws for us, too. I had a place in Big Bear in 1989-1991, a great place for a skiing addict. Thanks for stopping by.

Jul 11, 2008 05:21 AM
The Brewer Team - Benchmark Realty
Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN

I have to admit that this looks like a lot of fun. The lakes here look the same, but not the trees.

Jul 11, 2008 05:26 AM
Kat DeLong
LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (

Karen.... a small world it is!! Well, if you ever need to refer a client, please give me a shout and I'll do the same. 

 

Jul 11, 2008 05:35 AM
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas - Leander, TX
Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States

Elizabeth - Not too many towering pines in your neck of the woods in Tennessee, eh? ;->

Kat - You bet!

Thank you both for commenting.

Jul 11, 2008 05:48 AM
Krista L. Walker
Coldwell Banker Pro West - Medford, OR
Oregon- Homes & Real Estate for Sale

What if you need to pee?  what do you do?

Jul 14, 2008 08:25 AM
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas - Leander, TX
Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States

Ha ha...YOU know what to do! ;->

Jul 14, 2008 08:34 AM

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