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May 8, 2017 - Day 09 - Sisters to Prineville, OR

Today was a short but sweet (but I did sweat) 47-mile ride with total ascent of 1,204’ to Prineville, OR. Prineville was the first settlement in eastern Oregon (1868). Today, with a population of 9,253, Prineville is the home of Les Schwab Tires, one of the largest privately held companies in the US with annual revenues exceeding 1.6 billion dollars and over 7,000 employees (in 9 states). As usual, this was a day of spectacular scenery. However, today, it seemed like most of the outstanding views were in my rear-view mirror. My first photo...

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Jun 27, 2016 - Heading home

We left Grande Hot Springs and the NROA rally this morning. We're traveling the same way we went up, down Hwy 7 to 26, over to Bend, and down 97 to I5. We have three days to make it home - we love having options! We're set up for the night at Crook County Park on Lake Ochoco. Its just a short walk to the lake.

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Jul 10, 2014 - More hot weather

We found a very nice county park in Prineville with full hook-ups. That was great because we need the full power to run our A/C as we try to stay cool. We had an interesting day traveling through the John Day Valley. We stopped for lunch in Dayville, a very small town that I lived in during the first 3 years of my life. While enjoying lunch at the Dayville Café, I struck up conversation with a couple of young men who were obviously taking an extended bike journey through this area. As we chatted, we learned they were on a cross country...

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Dream On

Oct 14, 2012 - Prineville and Smith Rock State Park

Prineville, a bit northeast of Sisters and Bend is, we learned, the geographic center of Oregon. This part of the state is a big ranching area, with cattle and sheep roaming the meadows of the rolling hills. Prineville is a friendly town, with a very large park extending along the Crooked River and somewhat busy traditional downtown. We began our traveling custom of taking a walk for an hour or so before dinner, exploring the area and talking with some of the local folks we happened to encounter. Here, from the pastor of St. Joseph's...

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Jul 25, 2012 - Age of mammals museum

July 25, 2012 The sun comes up early here!  We had checked the tire pressure the night before, so we were on the bikes by 6:30 with the sun an hour high for a beautiful 20 mi ride. Up highway 26 to highway 19 to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument headquarters and back.  1.3 miles of it in Picture Canyon (glad we didn't meet any trucks in the canyon), cut through an ignimbrite deposit create by a huge pyroclastic volcanic flow (very fast, very hot gas and dust cloud).  That was on top of 17 basalt flows. Impressive! Also impressive...

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Summer Trip 2012

Jun 21, 2012 - Prineville, OR

Not much to report from today. Just trying to get my legs back. There is a picture of the load up in the morning. 50 cyclists trying to get their stuff on the truck, sign-out, and get going. One picture I didn't get, but wish I had, was many of us at the laundromat in Prineville. It's been years since most of us have been in a laundromat. It was kind of like being in college again. One of the guys bought some beers. The clothes didn't get any cleaner, but it was fun waiting.

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Jun 13, 2009 - Golf??

We finally made it to Prineville. The Crook County RV Park has improved the facilities. It is still really a nice place to be. The trikes are put together and there is a mini-mart about one block away. There are occasinal thunder boomers which is making golf somewhat questionable. We have a 10:20am tee time for Monday. It is really nice to have some down time. Ahhhhh!!

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Aug 1, 2007 - Prineville, OR

Prineville Oregon Home of the 2007 Beaver Rally As "First Timers" we had no idea of what to expect at the motorcoach rally. We have heard stories about the big rallies with thousands of coaches parked CLOSELY side by side, no electric hookups so generators run till all hours....but this is not a BIG rally. This is classified as a "Lead In Rally" to the BIG FMCA (Family Motor Coach Assn.) rally to be held nearby in a week. This one is limited to 200 coaches so we have plenty of room to put out awnings, mats, chairs, etc. We were lucky to...

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Ron & Jane's Travels

Jul 23, 2007 - Boo Boo's first haircut (who stole my puppy?) and spending the weekend in Prineville, Oregon

We were fortunate to find a really nice "doggie day care" kennel right here in Prineville so that we could spend the day at the RV Rally in Redmond without worrying about her. It was a combination boarding kennel, day care, and grooming facility. Fred and I had been discussing for some time when we would have Boo Boo groomed. For me it was like your baby's first haircut. Especially when it's a girl, you drag your feet, somehow not wanting to accept that she's growing up and getting to look a little shaggy and unkempt. I know she needed a...

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Jul 13, 2007 - Sun Rocks RV park

This was just a few days in a 3rd rate RV park. This close to the Grand National Rally in time and space we couldn't be picky about where to stay. We were seeing motorhomes from all over the country. They did have a first rate pool and we both got lots of pool and sun time. Kat was even getting into it. We have already started to make reservations for next years Rally in Perry, Georgia.

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Jul 12, 2007 - Prineville, Oregon

We arrived here on Mon July 9. The next day Susan went grocery shopping and I washed the trailer. It was pretty bad because it wasn't washed since we left Ramona and not only have we gone through lots of bugs, but mud, rain and dust. On the 10th we didn't actually go anywhere because a HitchHiker owner here had a problem getting one of his slides in. We had spent an evening with them talking about Rving and about HitchHikers. We spent the whole morning with them while they had a guy come out and fix their slide. So with not enough time left...

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Jul 9, 2007 - Prineville, Oregon

After driving about 250 miles south, we arrived in Prineville, Oregon on Monday, July 9. We stayed at Prineville Reservior State Park which is located right on the lake. Lots of boating, skiing and fishing in this lake. It was a really nice park with lots and lots of chipmunks and birds for Cheyenne and Miss Kitty to watch. They kept them entertained for hours. It was extremely hot while we were at Prineville, highs in the upper 90's and lows in the 70's. This is the warmest weather we have had since last summer. Luckily there is very...

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