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Finding tranquility and balance in life at Pine Creek Escape

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OREGON (WREX) — A space for others to take a step back, get away and find balance in life, that's the idea one business owner in Oregon wanted to bring to life.

"When you get here you'll know what I am talking about with the energy," said Pine Creek Escape Owner and Operator Rebecca Jones. "It's just this wide open canyon that really is an open canvas for anything."

Leave your worries and your troubles behind. That was the inspiration behind Pine Creek Escape according to Jones.

"When I am feeling those same feelings in the office and in the grind, I come here and take a walk or do yoga or something that reconnects me to that inner-part of myself that calms me down a little bit and brings peace," said Jones.

Taking over the picturesque venue in 2019, Jones has incorporated community events like yoga and live music so more people can find tranquility together.

"This space used to be an old stone quarry with nothing in it. They were blasting for the stone and the previous owner had a vision to make it a wedding canyon," said Jones. "It's also a feeling, so for me it's just this connectiveness that I feel with nature and outdoors. They come from a busy life, a busy day, a busy week and they come out to this space and we are a little further out of town, we are definitely further from the city, but they come out here and they just start to calm down."

Just a quarter mile up the road, visitors can stay awhile in Pine Creek's log cabins.

"The cabins have done phenomenal over the last year. I think people recognizing that need to step away and reconnect with their families and the things that are important to them."

Creating your own space to find peace and balance in life.

The first live music night of the season will be held at Pine Creek Canyon on May 21. All members of the public are welcomed to come as there is space to socially distance. No tickets are required, visitors will pay on site. Live music will continue one Friday every month until October.

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Cassandra Bretl

Cassandra is the morning reporter for 13 News Today.
She joined the WREX team in July of 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a major, minor and a certificate.
She is excited to bring her skills back to the 815 where she is originally from.
You can contact Cassandra at cbretl@wrex.com

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