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... of the Wall from Game of Thrones. Temperatures immediately plummeted 20 degrees. Though I-5 was clear, snow blanketed the surrounding land. We knew we would have to stop in Eugene for the day. Eugene, home to the University of Oregon, is also a tricky exit to navigate. We could not just get off I-5 and turn into La Quinta. We had to take 105-W into the small downtown area to find our hotel. Lesser traveled roads meant that ...
... to eastern Oregon and transporting wool from the east to the Willamette Valley woolen mills. The wagon road became obsolete in the late 1930's(!) as a result of a new road through McKenzie Pass and a railroad from the Columbia River into central Oregon. U.S. Route 20 was constructed across much of the same route as the Santiam Wagon Road.
The city business district is laid out along U.S. 20 for about a mile. Heading east a short ways we find ...
... the complimentary breakfast, as provided by the resort owners, and it was mighty fine. We each had blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages/bacon and coffee. A perfect start to the day. We drove in to Eugene to check out the Saturday Market. It was an eclectic offering of foods and crafts. There was nothing that really jumped out at us, though we did have some lovely pasties and a huge cookie for an early lunch. The real attractions were the ...
... So my goal is to make it to Eugene tonight and crash there. Leaving 126 West to coastline 101 for tomorrow. Just not much in a hurry today. In fact I would be happy just sitting on this bench and doing absolutely nothing the rest of the day. One of the rest stops we relaxed at for over an hour at - had a medium size stream flowing through it. It looked like a jungle stream (photo below).......even ...
... over the world doing a bike ride through Oregon and we just happened to pick the wrong day to go to Crater Lake. But it was worth the hassle to see the lake.
Arrived in Eugene, OR about 3:30 and thanks to Rich, who has arranged that we get a tour of the football stadium . Of course will have to get Abram something with Oregon Ducks on it.
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