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Jun 21, 2015 - Day 29 June 21 2015 Burley ID to Burns OR

Day 29 June 21 2015 Burley ID to Burns OR Yes we are back in Oregon, so the trip is almost over, you’ll just have to put up with us for a short time. It was a long day on the road 339 miles. Once we left hwy 84 onto 20 that takes us to Burn, than to Bend, it was a pretty desolate drive. Not only did we put up with the flatland, than the steep climbs, it got windy. As we approached the little town of Juanita, the wind really began to howl, I mean HOWL!!!!!!. I’m not kidding the dust was blowing across the road and the winds had to be 60+...

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Born Free

Jun 20, 2015 - day 28 June 20 2015 Idaho Falls to Burley ID

Day 28 June 20 2015 Idaho Falls to Burley ID The sunny morning greeted us with 47 degrees. We were not in a hurry to get on the road this morning, just taking our time to get moving. It was a nice quiet night in the park last night, I never got up once during the night, just woke up and turned the air conditioner off. After we did our dump station run, it was off to Walmart to stock up, than fill up the truck and the propane bottle. We have the propane running 24/7 and it said it was down to a quarter tank, but it was almost half full. So...

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Born Free

Oct 18, 2012 - The Oregon Trail

6 AM Thursday 18 October in Portland. Today is the beginning of an historic trek in reverse, as we retrace the Oregon Trail from Portland to Saint Joseph, Missouri. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oregontrail_1907.jpg What took the wagon trains months to do in the mid 1800s, we cover in three days. Today's section is from Portland to Burley, Idaho. Tomorrow's section is from Burley to Laramie Wyoming, and the third day lands us in Falls City Nebraska, just a hop outside our real destination of Saint Joseph Missouri. If this isn't enough...

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Jun 29, 2012 - Burley, ID

A short peddle over to Burley today. We had time to take some side trips. We went to Shoshone Falls (45 feet higher than Niagara Falls and called the Niagara of the west). I guess that's a little like the Genesee gorge being the Grand Canyon of the east. Did not see any base jumpers going from the bridge today. Saw some Elk along the road. Took a picture, but all you see are the antlers. It's a little like getting a picture of a submarine's periscope. Burley is an old agricultural city. Not much to report here.

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May 2, 2009 - Burley to Littleton

It was cold when I stepped out of the door of the Best Western motel in Burley, Idaho this morning. Maybe a good thing since it stifled the odor wafting from the stockyard - the smell of money as those of you in Kansas call it. I had breakfast in the room, loaded up my stuff and was on the road by about 7 am. It was overcast with sprinkles falling and it stayed that way pretty much all day. Not far out of town I came upon a cattle drive on a freeway overpass, the wild west in action. I left Idaho and went south into Utah hoping for better...

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Apr 30, 2009 - Day 1 on the road

After awaking at 5:30am I puttered around until 7:15 then headed to the Dentist. She pronounced me fit to travel and so was on the road by about 8:30. It was a nice day to drive and it felt good to be on the road. After leaving Portland the traffic thinned out and the driving was easy. So easy in fact that I logged a little over 600 miles and now sit in the Best Western Motel in Burley, Idaho typing this. I thought I might stop in Mountain Home. I got there around 5 and felt pretty good so I gassed up at the former Gear Jammer and drove a...

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Jun 23, 2008 - Burley Oregon, "In a rut"

We started off the morning up at 5 am...with 65 deg. and sunshine. OK, really...we went back to sleep and were up by seven. We let the kids sleep as we took a walk around the golf course of Wild Horse RV and Casino. It is a beautiful golf course with interesting birds to spot and a free golf ball, just for us, that we picked up along the tour. There were these puffin birds that looked like the kid toy you push on a stick with flappy feet, and herons, as well as a variety of other birds that I just need to go find a book to describe in order...

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