Daboonies, Part One

Last Saturday Nolemana and I had to do an appraisal in Polk County.  Ordinarily, we never go that far, but we were helping out another appraiser so took the job.  So we decided to make a day of it; so we packed water, the ice chest, Kukui and us into the car at 8:40 a.m., and off we went.  Holoholo ka‘a!  I’m splitting this post into several different ones cuz get so many pics!  I think I went overboard small kine. Well, yeah, I really went overboard big kine because after the success of “Pumpernickel Valley” I thought it’d be fun to GoogleEarth all the places we went on Saturday.  So hold on, here we go!

1: Our starting point.


2: We leave the freeway:

We head South on 99W:

Just before we get to McMinnville, we see a small herd of Charolais cattle:


South of McMinnville, we find our first comparable sale in Amity.  Here we are, coming into the tiny town.

Comp 1:

 Farmland in Amity on the way to Comp 1.


On the way to the comps, we see this cute baby donkey!


Ho da kewt!!

From Comp 1, there is a nani view of the Coast Range (looking makai):


Another view makai, further down the road:

Then we head for Comp 2, not too far away.

It’s haying time.  On the way to Comp 2.

We have to drive down a narrow gravel road to find the house.

The house is really out in daboonies!  But it’s a quiet, beautiful drive.  This is why my car gets so dirty!


Heading back out the road when we’re pau taking the photo of the comp.

Looking up towards one of the ukupila [lots] vineyards in the area:

The road is kinda roller-coaster-y.

Part Two coming up…. in which we see railroad tracks running right through the middle of a hay field, get just small kine off track, and see a tiny mercantile in the middle of nowhere!

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6 Responses to Daboonies, Part One

  1. Kathleen says:

    Hi. I stopped by to visit your blog. The photos you took were really interesting, particularly the way that you show the reader where you are on the map then show the view that you saw. I really liked the gravel road shot. It is so typical of backroads in the Pacific Northwest.

  2. Julie says:

    ho da kewt is right, da baby donkeys, love’m

    love the pics of the countryside too

  3. AFK says:

    I love the cow and donkey pictures!

  4. Kikue Mugen says:

    Oh how kewt that donkey! I do want to take him home! I love the hair-do it has *hee hee*. Good fun go traveling like that with you and see everything along the way!

  5. Charlotte says:

    I was a real estate appraiser before I retired. Oh, to have been able to work in Hawaii!! I made three trips to the islands before my knees gave out and now I don’t even go shopping much less travel or work.

    Your maps and pictures of comps brought back a lot of memories. Good luck in your work.

  6. Cristal says:

    Sure do enjoy these little stories. Thanks for sharing them, always puts a smile in my day.

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