Is the economy keeping you home from Hawaii this summer and the notion of murder, kidnapping and Swine Flu making Mexico unappealing? Try Oregon and the Oregon Lavender Festival for a sweet smelling summer get-away. The festival begins this Saturday, July 11th and ends Sunday. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for the rolling hills and fields of our neighbor Oregon. Whether it’s a day trip or you decide to stay over in one of Oregon’s villages, new views are right next door at very little trouble and expense.