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Aug 25, 2015 - Hells Gate SP / Wildfire Detour

Hells Gate State Park is located south of Lewiston Idaho, at the entrance of Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. The canyon was carved by the Snake River. Hells Gate has the lowest elevation of an Idaho state park, at 733 feet above sea level. My original route from Lewiston to Boise was to take US-95 South. BUT, the Tepee Springs Fire just east of US-95 was just to risky. I will head West on US-12 to Pendleton OR, then southeast on I-84 to Boise. inciweb.nwcg.gov Detour of 95 miles, SAFE MILES!!!...

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2015 RV Adventure

Aug 24, 2015 - Pendleton underground and Happy Canyon

We are about 2 miles from everything here at the Pendleton KOA. Unfortunately we are also still in the smoke zone so we can't see too far, at least we can't smell it but don't get a good feel for the mountains around us. This KOA is jam packed full each night and we were fortunate to get a spot for satellite reception, however there is very little room on either side of us. We took the underground tour - a 2 hour tour that goes to areas occupied in the late 1800's. There were gambling and speak easy establishments in the basements under...

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2015 Eagle trip

May 28, 2015 - Pendleton, Oregon

Hello from Pendleton, Oregon ! On Tuesday we left Springville, Utah early in the morning. Our original plan was to travel to Winnemucca, Nevada for an overnight stay & that plan changed, we decided to drive all the way to Pendleton. Our travels took us 600 + miles, it was raining when we hit the road, no big deal...then we got just outside of Provo... & holy cow !! The rain was coming down hard & the spray from all the vehicles made it even worse, but Pete handled it like a pro. Once getting out of the rain we were able to relax & look at...

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Apr 30, 2015 - Pendleton Oregon

We had spent the night in Stanfied Oregon, and in the morning we left the trailer at the campground and drove into Pendleton, home of the famous Pendleton Roundup. The roundup is in the fall. We took a tour of the Pendleton Woolen Mill where they use their big jacquard looms and make a twin size wool blanket in only 20 minutes. And they have a LOT of looms! They receive the wool which is washed, and some pre-dyed in Washougal, then sent to Pendleton where it is combed, spun and plied into yarn. The jacquard looms are computerized and know...

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Oct 10, 2014 - Pendleton, Oregon

Ok......gotta play a little catch up here. We left Eugene, Oregon on the Oct. 4th. Destination, Pendleton, Or. for a little casino time & to once again pay a little visit to the Pendleton Wool Store. We were only in Pendleton for three nights, thats enough, we like the area but theres not a whole lot around to do other than the Wildhorse Casino (we stayed in their RV park, as usual).

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Jun 9, 2014 - Pendleton, Oregon

We left Seaside and headed to Deschutes Campground. The Columbia River Gorge was as lovely as we remembered it to be and the river as mighty as we remembered. Deschutes Campground was as lovely as we remembered it to be, but boy howdy, we forgot about the trains!!! All day and all night right by the campground on two sides! Across the Deschutes River were tracks and along the Columbia River were tracks and were they busy. Now, the first night we were pretty tuckered out and didn’t hear a one of them but the second night was a different...

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May 21, 2014 - Casino Time !!

We left Idaho on May 15th & drove a little over 400 miles to Pendleton, Oregon. We are are parked at the Wildhorse Casino Resort. We decided it was time for a little casino time & to top it off...we're having great weather. Temps in the 70's & 80's. Only one day of rain....not bad ! Tomorrow (5/22) we're off to Eugene, Oregon to visit family (Steve & Earline), & also to get some work done on the 5th-wheel. I'm just posting a few photos from the trip here.

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Apr 7, 2014 - Boise,ID to Pendleton, OR

4-7-14 Boise, ID to Pendleton, OR We were not in any hurry to get up this morning after yesterday’s very full day. Fortunately, we did not have to check out of the KOA until noon. This gave us time to use the hot tub before hitting the road. We broke camp and were on the road shortly before noon. We decided to make a grueling three and a half hour, 212 mile drive to Pendleton. A long distance compared to what we have been doing. The day was sunny and perfect for driving. We stopped for lunch and a walk at a rest area near Le Grande, OR....

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Nov 10, 2013 - Packing up Mom for her move to Idaho

Entry written Nov. 20, 2013 Today we left Portland in the early afternoon to head over to Pendleton to start packing my mother's belongings for her move to Nampa, Idaho to be near my brother Bob. After being in one town for the last 70+ years, this is a big change for her. She has been living alone on 3 acres since my father's death in 1996. All of that property has gotten to be too much for her to take care of adequately and with her age, she wants to be close to family. The drive up the Columbia River Gorge was lovely as always, but by...

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Dream On

Oct 11, 2013 - Pendleton, Oregon

We spent an extra day in Pendleton Oregon to visited the Pendleton Mills, historic Pendleton Roundup Rodeo stadium, historic pendleton to include Hamley's a western store that has been in business for over 80 years and is world famous for their saddles. We also were able to spend some time with Marty Imhoff, unfortunately Sue Ann was not in town, it had been way to many years since we last saw them, eleven to be exact, it was great catching up on old times, their adventures since we last saw each other to include their sons, Michael and David.

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Sep 21, 2013 - Pendleton, Oregon

We drove as far as Pendleton, OR and just kicked back and relaxed a couple of days. We went to see the Pendleton Woolen Mills Outlet, because while we worked at Yellowstone, we sold lots of BEAUTIFUL Pendleton Blankets and other items, and our curiosity got the best of us and we wanted to check it out. We couldn't get through the street because a house right near there had caught on fire and they had the entire few blocks blocked off. We returned later, everything was still blocked off, so we parked and walked to the outlet. However nothing...

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Sep 16, 2013 - Pendleton, OR

/// Pendleton KOA Pendleton, OR Monday - September 16, 2013 Low Temperature: 66 degrees High Temperature: 76 degrees A Travel Day: We departed Clarkston, WA by 9:30 AM. We really enjoyed our stay at the Granite Lake RV Resort but it was an expensive place to stay. Our route today took us west on US 12 to Walla Walla, WA and then south into Oregon. We arrived at the Pendleton KOA RV Park at 1:30 PM after covering a distance of 140 miles. We stopped just twice, once to kick the tires and our second stop was for lunch. The route involved more...

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