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Jun 16, 2015 - A beautiful blur

After a joyous reunion of Tank and Carol, his breeder mom, we headed west. Traveling in the motorhome on two lane highways is beautiful and relaxing. Even when we put in long days, it is prettier and more comfortable than touring in the car. Jim sets cruise control to 55 and just keeps it between the lines. The Interstates are remarkably uncrowded, often with no cars in sight. South Dakota has beautiful cropland...corn, golden shafts of wheat, deep green alfalfa. Miles of open land, farms, ranches. Even the dark and rainy days...

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Oct 17, 2014 - Ontario, OR

Out of the rain in Leavanworth, WA, we head SE toward Salt Lake City. Skies try to clear, but at least the rain stops out of the hills.For the most part we are in apple and wine country. We will skirt Salt Lake City and head to Moab Utah. We have become canyon seekers, and Moab and its arches are closest to Canyon Lands National Park. We're almost into Boise Idaho.We 'nip' off the bottom corner of that state,then into Utah. This was a longer driving day and the scenery now is mostly treeless semi desert rolling hills. Soil seems to support...

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Hancock Log

Jun 24, 2012 - Ontario, OR

Today was a mostly downhill run into Ontario,OR, on the border with Idaho. Interestingly, this county is in the Mountain time zone, unlike the rest of Oregon. We rode on the interstate for the first time today. The break-down lane is nice and wide, but tend to have a lot of debris. You have to keep a sharp eye out for things that will flatten your tire. The balance of the ride was in the high desert. Really beautiful country that looks like something straight out of a western movie.

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Oct 7, 2011 - Steep climbing and the Oregon Trail

Wed., 10/5 It was raining in the morning which always makes it a pain to pack up. We pulled back onto I-82 and headed southeast. In Pendleton we stopped at a WalMart for supplies. A short time later we started the climb through the foothills of the Blue Mountains. It was, as they say, like pea soup! The fog/clouds were extremely thick. It was cooling off rapidly. We finally crested Dead Man’s Pass at 4193 feet and 40 degrees. Now – you Chevy owners may want to pass this up, at least until you upgrade to a FORD!! The weather improved...

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Sep 7, 2011 - Ready...Set...GO!

Labor Day weekend is over and the campground is slowing down so Mike and I packed up and headed out. What a wild weekend it turned out to be. The campground had been very slow with very few campers for the last two weeks in August so we had time to get the rig ready to travel. When Mike made a noon run on Friday we still had 3 campsites open. At 1:30 I made a run and the campground was full and we went in to overflow which gives us another 20 sites without power and water...by 6 p.m. we had filled 18 of those 20 overflow sites and stayed...

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Jun 28, 2011 - Onward Westward

Time to break camp and head west. We did a little trinket shopping at Canyon Village to satisfy Gina and then headed out of Yellowstone. Kids got me a wolfs fang which is cool. On the way out there were cars that had stopped for a few Bison. Because of the upcoming holiday weekend we drove for 5.8 miles (yes almost 6 miles) past the backed up cars trying to get in. Unbelievable. We took a side trip just as we got in Idaho to see the Mesa Falls. The falls were neat but the visitors center had the greatest kid room. Piles of furs, hooves,...

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May 16, 2010 - Uh Oh- stranded

My daddy got a yummy breakfast and lunch from Shane's grandma and her friends and then they hit the road again. They made it 3 hours away in Ontario, Oregon when disaster struck and the truck broke down!! Uh Oh! The only Ford dealership around was back in Boise so he had to turn around and go back - driving 35 mph!! He was very frustrated and disapointed that he wasnt going to make his deadline :( I am sad that this means he will be away from home even longer= Bummed

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Jul 17, 2009 - Hailie ID to Ontario, Oregon

DAY ELEVEN - July 17/09 Once again we woke up to a sunny day, not a cloud in the sky. After breakfast we headed through the Sawtooth Scenic Byway and 30 kms out of Hailie, we had to stop and put on more clothes and my heated vest as it was getting very cold as we gained elevation. The trip was a very scenic trip and once on top, the high plateau was very cool and flat with not alot to see. Once we passed Lowman, the road got very windy and scenic. The road signs were not very depicted at all - a 90 degree corner sign ended up being a 180...

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Oct 23, 2008 - Back to Casper

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008 to Thursday, Oct 23, 2008 Well, we were planning to leave Mt. Hood Village on Monday, but Drew did not sleep well on Sunday night, the lock on our door broke and had to be replaced Monday morning, and it was raining hard. Drew said the fates were against him and that we should not travel and he should just go back to bed. Consequently, we did not leave until this morning. The first part of the drive around the southern side of Mt Hood allowed us several opportunities to enjoy our parting views of that beautiful...

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Sep 27, 2008 - Day Twenty One Across Oregon

Cold start this morning in Bend at 37F. Used car heater and heated seats for the first time (probably not the last). Drove to Prineville and then to Mitchell where we met a fellow from Atlanta in the Pine Cafe (total population around 100). Warmed up to 64F by the time we reached Dayville. Most of this part of Oregon reminds us of desert in Arizona with miles of cattle and horse ranches, with huge hayfields being the primary crop. Followed the John Day River to Prairie City and saw the Covered wagon along the Oregon Trail near mile-high...

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BORN TO BE WILD

Aug 11, 2006 - Four Rivers Cultural Center, Ontario, Oregon

Continuing west on I-84, I made my first stop at Ontario, Oregon to visit the Four Rivers Cultural Center. It honors the inhabitants and diverse cultures of the western Treasure Valley. The wax figures are quite good. The Cultural Center includes a convention center, student center and gift shop, as well as the museum. They have begun constructing a Japanese garden.

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