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Day 154 – Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway Part 2

Day 154 of Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

My gracious hosts for the evening prepared an excellent breakfast of oatmeal topped with cinnamon, bananas, and raisins; a soft boiled egg produced by their own hens; toast; cranberry juice and coffee…a feast!  After breakfast and of course a shower, I toured Richard and Renate’s Alpaca Farm.

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Richard, from New Jersey and once in sales for a large company, and Renate from New York City, once a curator for a museum, retired from their jobs early and moved to Brookings where they opened a retail shop as a retirement business.  While Renate loved the business, Richard didn’t, so she said, “Then find something else for us to do.”  Richard said, “Let’s purchase a herd of Alpaca.”  So around ten years ago, they began their alpaca business called