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Across the Columbia river towards Portland then Mount Hood National Park the weather still not with us. We push on to Bend Oregon.
Bend is located east of the Cascades. Ponderosa Pine forests meet the high desert.
... around town when a sudden storm came in. The thunder and lightning was enough of an excuse for us to post up at McMenamins for the rest of the day and evening. We had Thai food for Owens almost birthday dinner and listen to some live music back at the hotel.
July 3rd; Happy Birthday Morning Owen!!! Now let's load the car and hit the road, so we can get to the Bordner's in Boise by dinner time : )
We made it to Bend, Oregon. Just a couple of hours to Ashland where the trip (almost) officially comes to a close; however, the Adventure has just begun!
It isn't worth trying to fully catch this blog up since the last time I posted. We have gone from Washington D.C., New York City, Maine, Vermont, Canada, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and now Oregon. A long month to say the least, but so far my absolute favorite.
... up some salads and sandwiches for lunch, also picked up an extra suitcase each for the accumulation of junk we have acquired - ours fits in our current bags but they are way overweight for the airline. Another change in scenery almost scrubby desert looking most of the way dominated by massive snow top mountains in the distance. We were travelling at altitude most of the day and went up and down some pretty big hills. Stopped at ...
... farm structures and hardly any farms. The few that we pass are growing grazing crops. This is sheep and cattle country so I guess they eat pretty much what will grow here.
Did I mention that this is very desolate country? If it weren't for stops at two rest areas we wouldn't have seen another soul except for those passing through in their vehicles. By the way, we pass few vehicles the rest stops didn't have many in them either.
More signs of civilization ...