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Oct 23, 2017 - Leaving Panther lake road...maybe...

Oh my goodness, why does everything go wrong when you are trying to get on the road? We spent last night in the RV in the driveway, as we have been doing the last couple years. We shut off the water and gas to the house, and lock it up but we are still home in case we have forgotten anything, or if something goes wrong. Well, first of all no one in our RV got much sleep last night. Zoey was freaked out that we were in the motorhome and not in the house, and she also had an upset stomach so we were up and down with her all night. Every...

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Aug 9, 2016 - Bonneville Dam

Last night when we were leaving to town for supper I reached down and gave the Tracker tow bar a good tug and to my dismay it was loose again. So this morning I took off in search of a mechanic. I stopped at a shop that put me in touch with a retired guy, Ed, who works out of his garage occasionally. He looked the job over and wasn't too thrilled about all of the bodywork that had to be removed just to get to bolts. But we tore into it and had it done in a couple of hours. He even put a weld on each of the bolts for me. He said to call him...

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Oct 7, 2014 - Moving On...

We pulled out of the campground at 10am this morning, quite early for us! If you've followed this blog for very long you know that no matter what time we start breaking down on travel days it invariably winds up being 11am when the tires begin rolling. I don't get it! Maybe it's a subconscious thing??? Anyway, we were feeling quite proud of ourselves for our 'early' start :) We continued our trek on US Highway 12, retracing a bit of yesterday's route but continuing westbound. It continued to be narrow & windy, following the river for most...

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Aug 9, 2013 - Oregon Trail to Hermiston - Day 70

August 9, 2013..Oregon Trail. We continued east on I-84 and stopped in the town of Hood River. We walked around observing all the wine cafes and brew pubs. There are lots of wineries in Oregon. The Naked Winery had a tasting room. We walked around that room, which had lots of customers, but we didn't stay. Back on the highway, the terrain began to change to desert. Sagebrush appeared along the bleak hillsides of dried grass. The temperature began to rise quickly to 102 degrees. We saw hillsides that had burned. Finally we entered into an...

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North to Alaska 2013

Jul 28, 2013 - 10th Stop - July 28 - Hermiston, OR

Sunday We left the Mountain Home, ID RV Park at 9;30am MT. Went through Boise, ID, a big city and then into Oregon. See the pic Kay took of part of the sign. Lots of pics through different scenery. We went along the Snake River for quite a while, passed Deadmans Pass and then down a long section of 6% grade. This sure helps the fuel economy. This was the most varied section of our trip. We passed a sign (too quick for Kay to take a pic) that was the 45 Parallel, representing the point that is 1/2 way between the North Pole and the Equator....

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May 28, 2013 - Travel Day

Woke up to sprinkling rain and we could not take a walk so we got ready and left around 8:00 temperature was 59 degrees, heading up I-84 out of Idaho into Oregon, we went looking for a Perkins and when we got there it was closed and some other restaurant was there so we headed on down the road and didn’t find another place to stop for about 70 miles in Baker City, Oregon, ate at the Oregon Trail Restaurant and it was pretty good, then we stopped at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center which was about the Lewis and Clark Adventure, we...

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Aug 31, 2011 - Ice Cream, Onions and an Unexpected Stop

We are back in Oregon and heading south…we are a little over 5 weeks into our trip and we have another 2 ½ weeks and then we will be back in Covina for Jennifer (Kelli's childhood friend) and Will’s wedding. We are very excited to attend the wedding as Kelli, Dan and Kaia are in the wedding. Kelli, as the co-matron of honor, has worked very hard to make this a special day for Jen and Will, good job Kelli!! After we left Sandpoint we headed towards Pullman, Washington to visit friends of my parents, Dave and Helen Stiller. Dave was the best...

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Jul 1, 2010 - Home

Hurray! We're home! Tired, a bit rumpled , a bit plumper and very much aware that there is no place like home. This morning we made a leisurely drive from Spokane to the Tri-Cities, where we stopped for a few things and a lovely lunch at Tagaris Winery before scooting on home, arriving around 3 pm. It was a great trip! We drove 10,994.2 miles and bought 242.27 gallons of gas, averaging 45.4 mpg. Not bad, eh? We saw most of the things we wanted to see, had a few surprises, and became very aware of just how big North America is. Our only...

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Mar 8, 2010 - Good Bye Washington, Hello Oregon

Headed out today knowing that this is our last day in Washington. We’ve been here since Dec 19, not counting the 5 days in Canada, nearly 3 months. We have enjoyed our trip out here and everyone that we have met. Looking forward to returning in a couple years. We have been traveling along side the Columbia river for the past couple days, enjoying the route that Lewis & Clarke had traveled 200+ years ago. We also were able to get a few views of Oregon’s Mt Hood. She tried hiding a few times, but we managed to get a few shots of her without...

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Oct 7, 2009 - Day 2

We are ready to roll and have tied every thing down. Dave starts the car as we were told to do every time we stop. He attempts to put it in neutral with no luck. It is frozen in PARK and cannot be towed in park. Now what He spots some park workers and asks them where we are and asks who to call. After telling Dave the Hwy we are on and the mile post he phones for a town truck. They can't figure out where we are in Washington. Then we see big signs saying we are not in Washington. We have crossed into Oregon. They put our car on a...

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Sep 20, 2009 - R & R Day

Traveling sounds relaxing but that isn't always true. We decided we needed a day to just rest from driving and sightseeing. Rough huh? Harvey finally got to get the bugs off his camper!!!! Just a good day to catch up on chores and watch NASCAR and football. Not a very exciting day for you readers.

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Sep 19, 2009 - Oregon

Got off to a late start today. Route 84 is rough so it's slow going at times. The price of gas is nuts in Oregon, $2.85 - $2.99. I paid $3.13 just into Oregon because I thought I would find a better place to get off Route 84. There was no better place. New rule, fuel more often. I was sure we would run out of gas. We traveled 350 miles today thanks to crossing another time zone. Sunday will be a day of rest! We are at the Pioneer RV Park in Hermiston which seems to be a good place to rest up, watch the race and get ready to see The Spruce...

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