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Travel Blogs from La Pine
A perfect morning, Our drive to bend was rainy, we stopped at the timberline lodge where the Shining was filmed. And was educated by a park service ranger, that has given his life to service as a doctor and ranger since 1968.
In 1937 this National park was built by two govt. programs W.P.A. and the C.C.C. it was finished in 1939 and dedicated by ...
We are now in Bend, OR for a few days. We plan on leaving here on Saturday morning to slowly make our way to Vegas. We have some new sites we want to check out.
If available we may go visit some old school mates who live here, it is Thanksgiving week end after all.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
... and the biggest of its species ever recorded at 162 feet tall and 8.6 feet in diameter. It's approximately 500 years old. We gazed up at it for a bit with respect and then headed back.
It felt particularly cold this evening so after cooking our dinner we sat and ate it in the car. Literally wearing everything we have we then made our way into the tent to curl up for the ...
... and a proper "head down **** up" seating position and it would appear to be a recipe for disaster? Not at all. What this did is prove to me that my ability outweighs my confidence at times and that by following all the rules about maintaining a steady power, watching where the road goes and not "messing wid da bars" I can not only complete a set of bends with no space to straighten up in between... but I can really enjoy it too.
With the morning at the museum out of the way we went to play.
Prineville stands at the head of Highway 27, The Crooked River Highway. This road runs along a plateau in the mountain range with the river right next to the road for most of the way.
Each set of bends has an advisory speed limit marked, often these were as low as 20mph,
We took off!
Wow! That road was amazing, Glencoe is swoopy and sweepy with very few tight ...