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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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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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Jul 19, 2013 - Oregon

First full day in Pendleton. It is surprisingly, a big city. We are camped on the mountain outside town, but only 1 mile from the main drag. Headed into town because it is 100 degrees today and we have no pool at this KOA. Luckily, there is a community pool 5 minutes away that only costs 5$ for adults and 4$ for kids for the DAY!!! Off we go and have to leave Ed and Ajax behind to fend for themselves. Find the pool and it is very nice. Really 3 pools and Hot tub area. Don't need the hot tub today that is for sure. The first pool has two...

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Jul 19, 2013 - Pendleton, OR

UPDATE 7/21/2013 - Photos added of the Pendleton Underground Tour. In large part a cow town and a commercial center of Oregon, Pendleton epitomized the image of wild-west a hundred years back or so. This historic Oregon town was once a hot bed for drug related activities, prostitution and other illegal activities, carried out in large parts by the Chinese immigrants that were working the railroads. Once a controversial tour, the Pendleton Underground Tour has come to be featured in popular magazines, radio shows and other places. After all,...

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Jun 1, 2013 - WildHorse Casino RV Park

We are in Pendleton, Oregon, staying at the "WildHorse Resort and Casino". US395 to Pendleton was long, time wise, and exhausting. We stopped at Canyon City so Anna could get pictures of the mural and statues. We ate lunch in John Day City, our first dine-out.(McDonalds $17) No wonder we don't eat out. We took a break @ Battle Mountain Picnic area. Leaving tomorrow for Kennewick, WA only 75 miles....

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May 14, 2013 - Where the heck is Hermiston?

We said goodbye & thanks for the hospitality to Bart & Suzi this morning & headed east thru the Columbia River Gorge. We'd planned to stay on the Washington side of the river all the way but as we approached the Bridge of the Gods at Cascade Locks there were signs saying there is a narrow low tunnel ahead & vehicles over 13'2" should cross to the Oregon side of the river - so we had to cross & make most of the trip on the Oregon side of the river. The Columbia River is dams & barges - as you'll see in our pics. Watching the terrain change...

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Mar 27, 2013 - Mountain Home to Pendelton

Got up and on the road by 7 am, will stop in a bit. Take exit 3 on hwy 84 & hwy 30, Chevron, A&W, there is room to park nearby. could boon dock at green and white building. The hill and switch backs into Pendelton can be a challenge, 6% grade for 6 miles( 9 kms ). After this i will definitely have to get additional brakes in the car. Arrived at Wild Horse Casino early one. Of Course we met a few Snowbirds as we drove in, they were quite hospitable.

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