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Jul 13, 2017 - Made it our of Salt Lake

Salt Lake was not on our list of places to stop. Since we had no choice, we made the most of this unexpected, unplanned 6 day delay. I have to say I was in waterfall heaven. Most people know that I love waterfalls. I am always making Steve hike to whatever waterfall I find in guide books or tourist information suggestions. Salt Lake had some exceptional waterfalls that were just a short drive away, and luckily for Steve, also short hikes away. Here are some of the beautiful waterfalls we saw on our journeys to the mountains to avoid the...

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Jun 26, 2017 - Laundry, shopping

June 26, 2017, Laundry and shopping today. Headed out to Wal-Mart, Also taking pictures of me and my piece of wood. The theme for the 2018 Northwest Area Rally is “Milling around in Coos Bay”. We were given a piece of wood and told to take pictures of us and the wood at different places and send them to Bobbi. So, I took my wood and got several pictures to send it. A friend’s grandson and his wife own 2 coffee shops here so we are off to find them. Unfortunately, Jenna was not at either shop. Back home to a cooled rig. It is still hot...

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Apr 22, 2017 - Following the Oregon Trail

We decided to stay an extra day in Glenns Ferry on Thursday because the weather forecast was for high winds and rain, not good for driving. We didn't get the rain, but the wind sure did blow again. I'm glad we decided to stay. Instead of hanging around Winnie all day we drove about 25 miles to Brunei Dunes State Park. It features several large sand dunes and a couple of lakes. The park is the site of North America's highest single-structured sand dune which is approximately 470 feet high. North America's highest multistructured dune is at...

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Jul 29, 2013 - Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Today we visited the Oregon Interpretive Center. It was located in Baker City, Oregon up a real steep hill. It was very informative. The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center features 12,000 square feet of galleries that transport you along the 2,000 mile journey of the Oregon Trail. It tells the story of the pioneers and the political and social background of the westward migration. The Galleries takes you through the experiences of preparing for the journey, life on the trail, interaction between emigrants and natives, dangers and challenges,...

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Jul 24, 2012 - Out for a Couple of Rides

On two separate days we wandered out to see what we could see. Our first destination was to La Grande, OR. The drive to La Grande was mostly up hill & very scenic (in the Blue Mountains), well worth the time. We saw a sign for the town of Meacham, so we thought....lets check it out. You sneeze.....you'll miss it. Our day was quite nice, we stopped in La Grande for lunch at (you guessed it....a Mexican Restaurant - Pete's favorite). The deco in the restaurant(La Fiesta's)was actually quite pretty, so I had to take a few photos. We took a...

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Jul 3, 2012 - Emigrant Springs State Park near La Grande, Oregon

I had a very busy day on Saturday, June 30, when I ran multiple errands in Hood River, OR near Ainsworth State Park, well actually 30 miles one way but it had many resources. Groceries, laundromat, Walgreens, veterinarian for Abby's food and a not so good place where I got 2" cut off my hair instead of 3/4". GRRRRR... I got a good start after emptying the tank, hitching the care and taking a shower. I left Ainsworth State Park on Sunday, July 1 and drove a longer day to get here at Emigrant Springs State Park, near La Grande, OR. It's a...

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Jul 2, 2012 - On The Road Again

As soon as we entered the state of Oregon, Charles felt at home, which I find odd since he only spent 17 years her and 27 years in San Diego. Eastern Oregon is still rugged but the trees are starting to multiply. I tried to add another city to our "maybe to live list", Baker City, Or. Such a cute town. In order to get gas or food off the highway you have to go thru the town. I think this is very clever on the town's part. It brings more business into the town. The downtown is active. About 10K people (too small for Charles) and they pump...

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Jun 16, 2012 - Hot Lake

To Iowa and Beyond! June, 2012 Well the annual Banitt RV trip is underway. For the first time possibly in the history of our RV trips, it was actually hard to leave Portland in the middle of June. Portland emerged from “Junuary” gloom into a beautiful summer day reaching a gorgeous and comfortable mid 70’s temperature. The lure of the open road overcame any reluctance to leave and mid-afternoon found us whizzing out of town to blue skies, relieved kids, happy dogs and relaxed parents. Yay! Our first stop took us almost all the way across...

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Jun 17, 2011 - A Whole New Adventure!

Well, here I go retyping this page, I don't know were the original escaped to, but I could guess, with utmost certainty, that cyberspace has a new adventure page amongst the growing list of "Where in the Hell did that go now!!" I live in Northeast Oregon, were there is never a lack of outdoor adventures through out the entire year. We are quite fortunate, to say the least, it is truthfully "GOD'S COUNTRY," and we "love" it here! Our adventures have taken us to the breathtaking HELLS CANYON and the Snake River, to the Wallowa-Whitman State...

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Jun 17, 2011 - Hells Canyon: Not For The Faint Of Heart!!

You must experience Oregon's wilder side: Hells Canyon adventures begin long before you actually reach the South Entrance of Hells Canyon. On your journey along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, your senses will awaken as you travel through a natural landscape that remains mostly undeveloped, undisturbed, and uncrowded, a place where the air is still fresh. Allow time to stop and find a treasure in locally owned businesses in Richland, Halfway, and Pine Creek. Check out all the viewpoints for wildlife sightings and amazing scenic views. The...

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Aug 31, 2008 - Cascade Locks to La Grand, Oregon

After a good night's sleep (not) Gene and Cyndy decided to take a trip in the jeep over to Horsetail and Multnomah Falls. The views of the waterfalls were spectacular and the hike up to Multnomah falls was only 2 miles roundtrip, no problem right, well.... it was straight up!!!! Cyndy was definatly huffing and puffing, but the hike down was fairly easy all except the shakey legs, lucky Gene was leading and Cyndy could hold on to him occasionally as the need arose. Both falls are beautiful, but wish we had more time to explore all the great...

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Jun 20, 2008 - Eagle Hot Lake RV Park

While we were at the Flying J yesterday Gary decided to phone Greg from AM Solar and see if he could fit solar panels to our roof. Well Greg's secretary told Gary sorry he is at a rally in La Grande. Needless to say Gary was disappointed but then I had one of hose flashes of intelligence that I sometimes get. Goofy, we are in La Grande phone her back and get his phone number or find out where he is and we'll go look for him. Well, Gary did that and guess what he was 2 miles down the road from the Flying J where we were so he phoned the...

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