Sunday, December 12, 2010

{30 Day Blog Challenge} Day #12

so i have missed a few days of the challenge, oh well, it's my blog, ill do what I want.
i missed:
Day 9 - A photo of the item you last purchased. I've been doing some shopping lately, so i dont know what the last item I purchased was.
Day 10 - A photo of your favorite place to eat. I love Applebees and my kitchen counter.
I'm feeling way to lazy to take/find a picture, and the counter is full of bags of goodie making ingredients anyways.

Day 11 - What's in your makeup bag.
i dont wear much make up, its just some basic stuff. I mentioned my make up basket in this post though.

Day 12 - A photograph of the town you live in. Here we go, I'm caught up...

in 1876 (photo courtesy wikipedia)

after 1937 (photo courtesy this site)

in 2005 (photo courtesy this site)

the town i live in is pretty big and growing, we actually live on the outskirts of town, about 7 miles from a main road, one of the last Salem addresses before hitting the next town.

from Wikipedia:
Salem (pronounced /ˈseɪləm/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city. The river forms the boundary between Marion and Polk counties, and the city neighborhood of West Salem is in Polk County. Salem was founded in 1842, became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857.

Salem had a population of 136,924 at the 2000 census, with an officially estimated population of 154,510 on July 1, 2008,[1] making it the third largest city in the state after Portland and Eugene. Salem is less than an hour driving distance away from Portland. Salem is the principal city of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that covers Marion and Polk counties[4] and had a combined population of 347,214 at the 2000 census.[2] A 2008 estimate placed the metropolitan population at 383,100, the state's second largest.[5]

The city is home to Willamette University and Corban University, as well as the main city in the Salem-Keizer School District and is home to the main campus of Chemeketa Community College. Other schools include the Chemawa Indian School, and the Oregon School for the Deaf. The state of Oregon is the largest employer in the city, with Salem Hospital as the largest private employer. Transportation includes public transit from Salem-Keizer Transit, Amtrak service, and non-commercial air travel at McNary Field. Major roads include Interstate 5, Oregon Route 99E, and Oregon Route 22 which connects West Salem across the Willamette River via the Marion Street and Center Street bridges.

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