Leaving John Day, OR in the mountains, we drove down into a valley, then up to into the mountains. . . . down, up, down, up all day long. There were some wide valleys with ranches and lots of forests. This part of the drive is called the Ukiah-Dale Scenic Corridor.
We came around a curve on the highway to find a herd of cattle being worked by a couple of cowboys. It was so quick that I almost missed my photo op.
We knew we were nearing the Columbia River Gorge when we started seeing buttes. Then we crossed over the Columbia into Washington State and found our RV park in Pasco. Unfortunately due to several events going on it the area, this was all there was left and it was a dump, full of permanent residents. Oh well, it was full hook ups.
After settling in and freshening up we drove over to Larry’s cousin Laurie & Rick's for a family BBQ. Laurie’s daughter, Andrea & husband Jesse were there with their 4 small children, along with the other daughter, Olivia, and Laurie’s brother Capp & his wife, Lisa.
We had a great time with Larry’s new found family. Everyone was fun and very welcoming. They shared old family photos & gave Larry his birth father's Navy Log (which was very emotional for Larry, and spread to the cousins). We took a stack of photos home to scan and return the next day.