Yes the Grants Pass area is very pretty in the spring and summer. I sure got tired of the constant rain or drizzle and dampness in the winter though. I lived in that area when I was @ five to nine yrs old then we moved to Portland. My parents moved all over up and down the west coast. But I always managed to find them.
Went to school in the old roosvelt school. It was so large I marveled at it as a child. Now it is an office building and really quite small. Ones perspective sure changes from child to adult.