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Saturday: I got an early start as I couldn't sleep anyway, so I figured I'd put on some serious miles on my first day ... and I did ... 486 of them. Fortunately, traffic wasn't too bad along the I-5 in Washington, except for about 20 miles of road construction an hour out of Bellevue. That was slow going but after that it was just steady, serious driving, (although, we did take advantage of rest ...
After finishing up a few chores at the house, and running a few errands on the other side of the river, we finally got on the road to Pendleton.
We outran the rain at Hood River and it was a beautiful sunny, warm day after that, and it was an easy drive.
Checked into the hotel, and walked downtown for a look. Pendleton's big event is the Round-Up, which was held last weekend.
There were thousands of visitors here last weekend, ...
... land in this case being in Orem, UT.
Pic 10 - Krispy Kreme: Oh, what's one donut gonna hurt? It is brunch time!
Pic 11 - Free Doughnut: Hey they gave me one! Eat your heart out folks! The plain donut was right off the line and still warm. The choc donut was mediocre but the fresh plain one was awesome!
Pic 12 - Nice Folks: Nice folks I met at Krispy Kreme. The woman was quick to start up a conversation curious of what I ...
... s'mores. The boys are now playing a game waiting for me to be done so we can play some more games.
As for tomorrow, I'm pretty sure we will make it out of Oregon and into Idaho. With a slight change of plans since our friends' flight was canceled due to an electrical fire. SAY WHAT!?!?!? Hoping they will get in tomorrow or Monday so we can see them before we start heading east.
Enjoy the photos!
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... in the region. Studies began seriously in the late 1800s and continue to this day. "Under the hills and valleys of eastern Oregon is one of the richest fossil beds on Earth, an ancient record spanning most of the Age of Mammals." “These Fossil beds expose extraordinarily well preserved specimens. Also remarkable is the great number and variety of fossils.” The studies uncover an amazing array of evolutionary events: ...