A Trip to Oregon… and Back Again

Our 2014 trip to Oregon, we’ve now done it for three summers running, was a big one. Gone nearly two full months, we left in the Jeep and returned with the Jeep and an R-pod trailer. There were many highlights from our two months away, these are just some of them. Adventures listed, of course,Continue reading “A Trip to Oregon… and Back Again”

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Into the Evergreen State

Today’s drive actually seemed shorter than our drive yesterday. Maybe it had something to do with the scenery or maybe it was the people we met along the way. The scenery. What can we say, we finally arrived at the place of the Ponderosa Pine, big lakes, mountains, and green. The smell is familiar andContinue reading “Into the Evergreen State”

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Passing Through Big Sky Country

We’re tired. We were on the road for 8 1/2 hours today. To long with two dogs who can handle being in the car for about 6 hours. But, we did it and we’re here. Yeah. Today we passed through the Black Hills of South Dakota, Weston somehow got hold of what looked like anContinue reading “Passing Through Big Sky Country”

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One Month – 6475 Miles

We’ve been home now for a few days.  Getting home after being away for a month is a process.  Check the house, clean up the yard, re-set your air and take the long hose off the de-humidifier in the basement, spend significant time with the kids and the grand boys, do laundry, and settle backContinue reading “One Month – 6475 Miles”

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Oregon Odyssey – Day Seven & Eight

Ah road trips, how I love them.  The sights, the experience, the music played along the way.  They are glorious things. When I was a kid our family did road trips all the time.  It was sort of our thing.  We mostly stayed in Oregon for these, though we did venture out to Arizona once,Continue reading “Oregon Odyssey – Day Seven & Eight”

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Oregon Odyssey – Day Six

Our sixth day on the road took us from Burley, Idaho to Burns, Oregon.  Nearly three hours less time in the car today than yesterday, which was great.  We even took some time to stop for our second cup of coffee at the Flying M Coffeehouse in Boise.  We’d stopped there before and loved theContinue reading “Oregon Odyssey – Day Six”

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Oregon Odyssey – Day One

Over half way on day one of this year’s road trip to Oregon finds us traveling in Missouri on I-44 West toward our stopping point this evening, Springfield, Missouri. The rental car: Mazda CX-9 with Texas plates and just about 7900 miles when we started out this morning. The dogs have some comfy beds andContinue reading “Oregon Odyssey – Day One”

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Notes From The Road

We’ve been back home now for a few days, but before we actually arrived here, on the last day of our anniversary road trip, Karen and I made a little list of stuff as we were driving.  Notes about things we saw, stuff we did, people we met, etc.  So without further ado, here itContinue reading “Notes From The Road”

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Day Six… And Home

The drive on day six was awesome.  We went to Caffe Mela in Wenatchee before we started, as usual going to a local coffee place we’d found, and fueled up before heading to Leavenworth.  It’s a quick drive over to Leavenworth from Wenatchee and we were there in 30 minutes or so.  Not bad.  TheContinue reading “Day Six… And Home”

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Flathead On Day Five

Flathead Lake, gorgeous by the way, entering the Pacific Time Zone, getting back to the Northwest, Coeur D’Alene Idaho, Ponderosa Pines, rain, and ending up in the Travelodge in Wenatchee. The Travelodge… A dog on the outside with some sketchy looking customers hanging out near the front, but once we got in the room itContinue reading “Flathead On Day Five”

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Glacial Day Four

Day four found us traversing across the hi-line of Montana to Kalispell. Montana is such a huge state we spent the entire day there. I had a cool thing happen, a cool sighting really. I glanced over, while we were driving along the edge of Glacier National Park, and saw a herd of big hornContinue reading “Glacial Day Four”

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Oily Day Three

Day 3… Gorgeous canola fields, really good coffee from a local shop in Grand Forks called Urban Stampede before we got on the road, lakes and marshes and wild birds aplenty in Eastern North Dakota, big silos on beautiful farms, and then… Da da da dum… Western North Dakota and the smell of money, dirt,Continue reading “Oily Day Three”

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Superior Road Trip

Day two found us driving through Wisconsin, Minnesota, and into North Dakota. We got glimpses of Lake Superior, saw the most amazing cloud formations, drove through some big rain, and ended with a really nice, and much cooler, walk along the Grand Forks Greenway. The day didn’t go without it’s difficulties… We got to ourContinue reading “Superior Road Trip”

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Oregon Road Trip 2012

A sweltering day one on the Oregon Road Trip Odyssey 2012. We meandered up through Northern Illinois into Wisconsin today in temps ranging from 95-105. Hot… And humid. We’re still in an excessive heat warning up here, haven’t yet been able to escape it. Maybe tomorrow? One can only hope. It may be hot inContinue reading “Oregon Road Trip 2012”

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