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Jul 25, 2012 - Pendelton, OR

We decided to overnight for the last time near Pendleton. The long hill east of Pendleton is difficult, and we would not like to face high winds in the gorge, and then heavy Portland traffic after that. So we stopped at an RV park that is part of the Pilot Truck Stop. A very nice park, no noise, and the truck stop has fast food places for breakfast. Very nice.

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Jul 17, 2012 - Pendleton, Oregon

After having a great time in Crescent, Oregon & surrounding areas, we hitched up the 5th-wheel (that's how you talk here in the west)& pointed the truck in the direction of Pendleton, Oregon. We stayed at the Wild Horse Casino Resort/Hotel/RV Park. We spent time (off & on) in the casino, I think Pete left a little money behind...but not much & I came out ahead by a moderate amount (which is unusual for me). The resort has a golf course which Pete was able to play a couple of times while we were there. Of course....ever the social butterfly...

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Jun 28, 2012 - Showing Off Pendleton . . .

Can’t believe we’ve been in Pendleton for two weeks already. It’s certainly a cute little town, located right off the interstate and has several local attractions and steeped in a lot of history in our nation’s development. Pendleton is pretty synonymous with rodeo and woolens, both adding to the city’s intriguing history as a frontier trade settlement. The town still has western spirit to spare, but seems the proximity to the highly successful wineries in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley is bringing change to this huge cowboy country....

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Jun 28, 2012 - Pendleton's Underground Tour

Today I struck off on my own and headed downtown to my reservation for the Pendleton Underground Tour I scheduled earlier in the week. Absolutely gorgeous morning and temps getting up to the high 80s today! The tours are only by reservation and upon arriving there I was glad I booked already as several folks were turned away. Hopefully I can regurgitate an nth of what Brad, our tour guide, shared with us. Brad is a Pendleton native and discovered the underground tunnels when he was a lad of eleven along with one of his pal’s whose father...

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Jun 24, 2012 - Our Last Hurrah!

Fortunately, Steve and Linda obtained a room at the Wildhorse Casino Hotel for our final night together (this trip)! Consequently, we thought after we all got unpacked and settled in, we would go to Pendleton’s best dining experience – Hamley’s Steak House. But least I forget to answer the question asked by over a dozen of you from our Wildlife Safari post regarding George and having only one tusk. Fortunately, I have the answer to this because I asked the same question. When he arrived at the park at age five or six, he started swinging...

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Jun 23, 2012 - On the Road Again

Time to hit the road again. Our time in Idaho is done. Time to move on to Oregon. Today was strictly a travel day. We drove through Idaho into Oregon, passing mostly ranches covered in sagebrush and never seeing a house or person. When we entered Oregon we saw an advertisement for Ore-Ida potatoes – duh! I have bought Ore-Ida products for years but never gave any thought to the significance of the name. We saw many fields of potatoes while in Idaho and also in the beginning of Oregon. The plants were in bloom and were very pretty. We saw a...

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Jun 15, 2012 - Our Forty-Ninth State: Oregon

We departed Gowen Field shortly before 9:00 a.m. heading northwesterly on I-84. Fortunately it was bright and clear and initially little or no winds! A perfect travel day. Upon entering Oregon we both realized we now only had one more state to explore because Oregon marks our 49th state visited. Alaska is our "final frontier" and is definitely on our list to see and explore, we just don't know when at this point. And just to clarify - this is Jerry's and my 49th state we have ever been to, not the 49th state RVing within; obviously we...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Pendleton, OR

Had a great drive from Portland to Pendleton. For 150 miles the road, Interstate 84, follows the Columbia river thru trees, waterfalls and bright Scotch Broom. The road is in great shape and I had a tail wind. The road then opens into rolling plains with grain, tree farms and vineyards. This has to be one of the great American drives. Just an overnight then on to Clarkston and the Palouse.

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May 24, 2012 - To Pendleton, OR

Even we plan. We do not like to but occasionally we have to. Memorial Day is this weekend. We make reservations at the KOA in Cascades Lock for the weekend. We go shopping in Boise. John uses his Cabela’s points. I get a new camera at Best Buy. I wore the old zoom out. We get a late start and head to the Interstate. We have no choice. We cross into Oregon. We cross into the Pacific Time zone. We are now three hours behind home. The road twists and turns. We climb and then coast. John thinks we are putting the RV through a greater workout...

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May 10, 2012 - On our way to Walla Walla, WA

We had a beautiful two and a half day drive from Denver to Walla Walla, WA. We stopped for the night at our condo in Midway, UT. The Heber Valley is so beautiful. Just 15 miles from Park City and 12 miles from Sundance, it is wonderful all year round. Al Danner is with us for this adventure and we truly enjoy having him with us. We are missing Marty who had to work and couldn't come along. The truck is running great! We stopped in Boise, ID to visit with Al's cousins and stay the night. Richard and Debbie are a delight and we are happy to...

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Apr 4, 2012 - Pendleton - Wild Hourse Casino, Baker City, Les Schwab's

Wednesday - So got up and fueled and on the road at 08:30, Got into Baker City. This was after a snow storm, took the exit with 6 inches of snow. Yeeks. But, ha-ha, i got new front tires ans saved the sales tax in Oregon. Drew Won a mini Lottery! I never thought i would be traveling like this, and see so many different sights. This is quite and experience for us. What a hill coming into Pendelton Valley. Our Motor home is running without a hitch, running purrfectly. Arrived here at "Wild Horse casino" parking lot about 2pm. The Casino is...

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Aug 29, 2011 - Fort Lewis/McChord WA to Pendleton OR

Today was a short day and Marvin drove the entire trip. We left the base and drove to Tumwater (a Pilot truck stop) for diesel $4.009 per gallon. Further down the road in Oregon we saw it for $3.699 or 3.799 – less than unleaded, but we had a full tank so didn’t need any. It misted awhile this morning. The sun came out though and it was another beautiful day. We took I-84 out of Portland, OR and it runs along the Columbia River. In 1999 when we made this trip, we didn’t travel this route—think we went I-90 out of Washington. Saw lots of...

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