I'm really loving learning this language. I had looked at it years ago, but thanks to Duo Lingo I'm ready to tackle it. Are there any people in Southern Oregon that are studying Esperanto and would like to practice speaking some time?
You could always talk to someone over skype as well.
Don't forget about the ekparolu projekto for people who have finished a basic course in Esperanto.
I'm curious where in southern Oregon you're from. I grew up in Klamath Falls.