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Aug 19, 2017 - Pacific Time at last

The eastern, dry side of the Cascade Mountains Saturday, August 19: Twin Falls, ID → Redmond, OR Route: I-84W → Ontario -> US-20W → Vale → Bend → US-97N -> Redmond. Gas mileage was helped by the slower speeds through the canyons but not by the A/C, high desert altitude (4000’) or the climbs over various ranges. Weather: cool high 50s in the morning, sunny and pleasant dry heat in the low 80s by afternoon Highlights: -- out of bed by 6:45 -- cold muesli breakfast (still yummy) so we could get an early start for what we thought would be...

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Aug 12, 2017 - Deschutes County Fair

On August 5th (my Birthday), Pete took me to the Deschutes County Fair in Redmond, Oregon. Haven't been to a fair in many years, in fact it was in 2006 when we went to the St. Joseph County Fair in Michigan. The day of the fair the weather was a bit hot but that didn't stop us. The fair is nicely set up, the kiddie rides were set up away from the adult rides & there was plenty of room to maneuver around. We arrived about 30 to 40 minutes after the fair had opened so it was not yet crowded. We had a great time, Pete ran into a Marine Corp...

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Jun 15, 2016 - Deschutes River Trail

We haven't done a great deal of exploring in the Redmond-Bend area. But what we have seen underscores the critical role river s play in these western semi-arid communities. On the case of Bend it is the Deschutes River. As was the case with Boise and the Boise River, the Deschutes provides Bend with a system of recreational trails. Yesterday we decided to take advantage of a loop trail at the south end of the system that relies on two bridges to allow walkers and joggers to head out on one side of the river and return on the other....

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Jun 12, 2016 - Redmond, OR

wE have followed up our route 20 Idaho tour with an Oregon route 20 drive. We jumped on 20 in Boise and followed it to the Oregon border where it headed due west. The arrow-straight highway took us through miles of green crop fields produced by irrigation. We would soon discover that the water source is the Majheur River. As the terrain became more mountainous we entered a series of rock formations and colorations that were fascinating. Our travel through the rocky region continued for a considerable time. When the road emerged from the...

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Apr 25, 2016 - Redmond Oregon

We spent a couple of days in Redmond. The final part for the kitchen slide we had been waiting for is in so we need to get that taken care of. We have been here before so there is not much to write about. We spent a day scouting out a potential campsite or two in the Deschutes National Forest. We found a great one. We also drove along the beautiful Metolius River. It has to be among my top places. Stunning views and dazzling color. Love it. We stopped at the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery. They raise five kinds of fish there. Rainbow Trout,...

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Nov 9, 2015 - Mountain views

We are getting ready to head east to see family and friends, but first we drove to Redmond to drop the trailer off for some more repair work. We are following up on repair work that was done while we were in Alaska. It was a rainy day in the valley and the mountains, and the eastern side of the mountains had snow. It is so interesting to see the desert with snow on it. The sagebrush makes it look so pretty. After dropping the trailer, we headed south to Medford to fix a latch on Mike’s toolbox on the truck. While waiting there we checked...

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Sep 16, 2015 - Lost in the desert like a horse with no name

We drove over to Redmond to get some RV service scheduled for later next month. Garner RV is awesome and do great work so we have been “saving” some things for them to help us with. The drive through the Cascade Mountains along the McKenzie pass is one of my favorites. Love seeing the change from the big Douglas Fir and undergrowth to the Big Lodge Pole Pines. Then all of a sudden we are in Sisters. A great tourist/ cowboy town. Not to mention a great quilt shop! While our trailer was getting a checkup, we drove three miles down the street...

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Apr 23, 2015 - Redmond Oregon (again)

Redmond Oregon (again) It was time to leave the mountain, after our week plus of peace and quiet, and hook back up again. We had an interesting time of it, since the front end was too low to back the truck into and the left front jack was useless. Because that did not work, the right would not go up either. They work in pairs, darn them. And being in the middle of nowhere we had no assistance we could call. So we improvised. Good thing Mike is mechanically inclined! We used the new floor jack that Mike had purchased only a few weeks ago, on...

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Apr 8, 2015 - Redmond Caves

Final adjustments to the new controller for our jacks today. To stay out of the way, we went on a couple more excursions. One was to a Community Park that is called Redmond Caves. Interesting little area, right outside of town, and next to the local airport. Desert surroundings, sagebrush and juniper. In the park are five “caves” which were formed by a lava tube. Lava tubes are made when there is slow moving lava on top of a flow, which cools and creates a thick crust. Under this crust there can be streams of fast moving lava. As the...

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Apr 5, 2015 - Redmond, Oregon

Our original plans were to head to Umatilla, OR and wine taste for a day, but the weather changed our minds. We headed up I-84 to Ontario and then took Hwy 20 towards Redmond, OR. The trip was fine until we got a few miles west of Burns, OR. We hit a blizzard of snow and the temperatures kept dropping. As we got closer to Bend, the snow let up and we ended up at the Expo Center/Deschutes County Fairgrounds RV Park. The gentleman at the park said we had just missed a thunderstorm and snow there in Redmond as well. We got in safely thank...

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May 5, 2014 - Redmond, Oregon

We started out early and headed to Redmond, OR on US 95, Hwy 78, US 20, and US 97 where we stayed at Deschutes County Fairgrounds, one of our favorite parks. Wind blowing again and chilly, we had a mixture of snow and rain on our trip and after 7 1/2 hours were glad to get off the road. We found a great pub in Redmond to have a late lunch and had the best burgers and tater tots we have had in quite awhile. Dale spent a lot of time on the phone with our RV dealer as our furnace went out in 31 degree weather. There is always something that...

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Sep 1, 2013 - Redmond, OR - Deschutes County Fairground RV Park

It was a pleasant 136 mile trip from White Salmon, WA to Redmond, OR. It did involve some significant ascending and descending the plateaus in Oregon on the east side of the Cascades. As usual, the Allison transmission handled the grades down well enough that I rarely touched the brakes. It was amazing how fast the terrain changed once we crossed the Columbia River and headed south. We went from the lush Columbia Gorge to high desert in about 20 miles! We are staying at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center RV Park. It looks to be a...

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