Union Oregon


This is part 7 of our trip through eastern Oregon. If you would like to start at the beginning in the Alvord desert click here.

We are over half way through our trip and half way across the eastern part of Oregon. We called the Union Hotel and they offered to give us a room for the night as well as a delicious dinner and of course wine and cocktails. They also served us breakfast the next morning. You’ll have to watch the video further down in this post to see the food shots. Breakfast looks like it was amazing!!! As I am writing this I have been living in Spain for two years and they do not have ‘big American breakfasts’ here but rather toast, so this is making me drool.

The owners are delightful and full of information about the history of the town. Our room was more like an apartment complete with a full kitchen that we would of course not have to use. For some reason I did not take interior photos on this trip but I did take lots of video footage so the hotel and food shots are all in the video below.

Also in the above video is a very informative walking tour that we filmed showing all the historic locations around town and info about some of the older buildings. There is also a story of someone being buried alive in the local cemetery.

As I mentioned in part 1 of this travelogue we called this trip “Bisque Kitt’s Big Adventure”. He traveled with a few of his toys and we were very lucky the entire trip to be welcomed into pet friendly accommodations.

It was finally time to journey on to the part of the state I was most excited about, the Wallowa Mountains. The entire adventure has been amazing, scenic and a little weird. It is desolate out here in this sparsely populated part of Oregon. The people have been very welcoming and generous and now it is time to go to the mountains in part 8 of Bisque Kitt’s Big Adventure!

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About XPLORE FILM and Sip & Stay

The Art of Life

Tony and Terri-Lynn met in 1987 as teenagers. In 1991 they were married.  Tony has been a professional musician his entire life and spent the 90’s touring and releasing albums.  In 2001 the couple left the cities and moved to a small community on the Oregon coast. This is where they fell into television production and film making. In 2004 Makai Ohana Productions was founded and the couple produced advertising and creative content for hundreds of tourism related businesses and government entities in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Realizing the industry was evolving towards the internet they re-branded the business in 2012 to Xplore Film.  This company would now be an international business producing films world wide as well as an NGO in West Africa where the couple provides clean water boreholes, scholarships and even a prosthetic hand project.

In 2018 Tony and Terri-Lynn with their dog Bisque Kitt packed the belongings they could carry on their backs and flew to Spain. They bought a home and planned to spend equal time between the two countries running the business.  Then Covid hit and the world closed.  By 2020 they realized Spain, and specifically Torrevieja was now home.  They bought a sailboat and started to create a life on the Costa Blanca of music, film, events and community.


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