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Aug 8, 2014 - Burns, OR

Made another 3+ hour drive to Burns today. Got into the smoke enroute from forest fire about 60 miles North but not bad once reaching the RV Park. Very nice Park and would stay here again if in the area but this time it was an overnight. Sorry...no pics. Tomorrow back on the road again heading to the coast.

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May 27, 2014 - Chickahominy Reservoir & Campground

Hello Everyone, Today we left Boise, Idaho and headed due West into Oregon! We traveled on the Central Oregon Highway, Rt 20, for hundreds of miles amidst desert-like scrub fields with scattered farms and cow pastures. As it got later in the day, we stopped at the Chickahominy Reservoir and Campground. This is a BLM (Bureau of Land Management) campground right on the side of a man-made reservoir. The cost to stay the night...$8! What a fantastic sunset and sunrise in this little slice of Paradise! We then left Chickahominy, at 5:50AM, and...

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Sep 4, 2013 - second stop

After a beautiful week in Bend, with shopping (for Linda) and several family events over several days, we are finally headed East. The road from Bend to Burns (tonight's stop) was good, straight, with rolling hills between higher buttes and peaks. How different from the coast! Dry, scrubland, and a very little irrigation in a few spots giving some pasture land grass a boost. No big trees, but some small ones along what may have been creeks during part of the year. But tonight a bit of rain (sprinkles and a little thunder) for the first time...

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Jul 15, 2013 - Bad Fortune

I was going to stay an extra day in Boise to do some sightseeing, but as I made my plan for what to see, everything I wanted to visit was closed on Monday’s. Even the remaining DDD’s were all closed on Monday so we headed west. Today’s route was along US 20 called the Central Oregon Highway. It runs from the Idaho border all the way to the Coast at Newport, OR. The stretch we travelled today was along the Malheur River, “Bad Fortune” River. The river got its name from the fur trappers, the voyageurs, in the early 1800’s when they stashed...

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Oct 29, 2012 - Burns, OR

We decided to stay in Burns, OR at Burns RV Park on our way home. We have stayed here many times and we were pleasantly surprised this time to find some great improvement at this park. We had been following the weather report and knew a storm was coming. We woke up to about 2 inches of snow and still snowing. According to the weather it was better towards Bend and Sisters so we headed in that direction.

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Moab Utah

Sep 14, 2012 - On the Road Again...

Date: September 14, 2012 Tonight’s Location: Burns, Oregon Mileage: End - 115712 Start - 115317 Total Miles for the day: 395 Weather: marine layer on the coast, then sunshine, smoke Temperature: start 46º High 88º Wildlife count: Roosevelt Elk, Pronghorn Birds: Brown Pelican, Great Egret, Double-crested Cormorant, Canada Geese, Turkey Vultures, Raven, European Starling, Mourning Dove, Mountain Bluebird, Meadowlark, Magpie, American Robin, California Quail, Brown-headed Cowbirds It was with mixed feeling that we left Bullard’s Beach State...

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Nov 24, 2011 - Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 Lebanon to Burns

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Last night, after the traffic died down, the rain stopped and it was quiet. I got up at 1 AM and called for Zoey, but she wasn’t responding. It had actually gotten warmer outside, so I opened the window at the head of my bed for fresh air, and so I could hear her if she wanted in. At 2 AM, she was on the steps meowing to get in. I let her in, admonishing her the whole time, and then went back to bed. I slept well and got up to heavy rain again. It had started around 6 AM and hadn’t stopped since. I had my...

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Sep 4, 2011 - Burns, Oregon

We worshipped with a small group on 27th Avenue which was off the highway we would follow upon departure. We did pull the camper with us, and that made it very convenient to hit the road after services. They do not hold an evening service. The drive east across central Oregon was barren and desolate. Only the highway interrupts the desert landscape. There was maybe one community before we reached Burns. Burns is not a large town by any stretch. We camped in the casino parking lot. They have a campground with full hookups at a very...

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Alaska Bound

Aug 17, 2011 - Meeting amazing people along the way

You just never know who you might meet along the way while traveling. Wednesday as we were approaching Burns, Oregon (on the "high desert"), we noticed a couple of touring cyclists turning into a rest area. We immediately noticed a couple of things: 1) These folks looked to be in amazing shape, both looked as if they could fit right into the peleton at the Tour DE France, 2) They weren't riding the skinny tired "touring" bikes that you see most "Trekkers" riding but large sturdy, fat tired bikes. Interesting...we passed them by thinking...

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Aug 11, 2011 - Burns, OR

Were here for just 1 night. We left Pendleton at 9:00. We began with the rolling wheat fields and then we had at least 5 summits from 5,000- 4500.then we go back thru valleys and then forests and then high desert. Were on hwy 395 which is a 2 lane road pavement was great and hardly anyone else on the road behind us or in front. Was a very beautiful drive for 4.5 hrs. Weather is great. the campground ground here is very nice and as everyone pulls are friendly and from Michigan,Cal,Or, AZ. Judy one couple has a sheltie looks like Ginger but...

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Jul 13, 2011 - A great day in Eastern OR.

I don't know what I like most about the Burns area of eastern OR. The people? The landscape? The way of life? Or the hot springs? Monday, we started off from La Pine by going up to Bend to catch Hwy 20 for Burns. The GPS and S&T both showed a cut off on Richert Street so we took that. Imagine our concern when about 2 ½ miles from Hwy 20 we came to a sign that said “Pavement Ends”!! But it was a good hard-packed gravel road and we soon hit 20 and were on our way. The ride was delightful over rolling hills with brush along both sides. It...

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Summer 2011 Travels

Sep 26, 2010 - The Road to Moab

The first stop on our trip is Moab, Utah. We decided to try highway 20 through Bend and Burns, over to I-84 in Boise. We stopped for the night at The Old Camp Casino in Burns. Not much of a casino, but the small restaurant was great! Excellent food, and low prices. Our route took us down into Utah near Ogden. We overnighted at a rest stop. It must have been next to a dairy because the smell was horrible….and the mosquitoes ate us alive. We will skip this one, if ever this way again.

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