|Well today's journey took us over the state line into Oregon. There are the most breathtaking vistas all along the way. As we crossed the state line there was no opportunity to take the obligatory welcome to Oregon photo, due to road works on the bridge where the sign was located. Gary and I then stopped at the Welcome rest stop right after the construction and I did get a welcome to Oregon picture for you after all.
The rest stops here are really neat and tidy and clean compared to some we have seen in our travels. The Welcome Center even had a beautiful rose garden but I didn't take any photos because it was too far to walk especially since I just can not seem to shake this rotten cold that I have. The next rest stop where we stopped for a very late lunch or early dinner had beds of purple and yellow iris's that were absolutely gorgeous. The iris has always been my most ever favorite flower.
After our snack we headed down the road further and saw this lovely tranquil lake along the road. I have no clue why lakes give me such a peaceful feeling but they sure do.
Soon enough we came upon the mountains which still have their winter cloaks on. The snow looks absolutely wonderful and so cool too. It is really getting to be summer here now and it is in the mid 80's so it does tend to get quite warm during the afternoons and just seeing the water and the snow was great.
We traveled a total of 300 miles today and decided to stop for the night at the Flying J travel plaza in La Grande. I have marked it on the Oregon map and also on the US map. If you click on the maps at the bottom of the homepage you can see it all there.
Tonight we will be sleeping like little babies since this is now the third day that we are pushing hard. We usually do not travel more than 150 miles maximum before calling it quits for the night. After all we are two retired old folks out here enjoying our lives. We both have worked hard all our lives and now its time to do what we want to and that is not racing through life but stopping often to smell the roses along the way.