Dawson House Lodge
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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I'm not going to spend as much time on the blogs as in past blogs due to the lack of time in each destination and Melissa's new phone causing extra effort in re-writing everything. As you know, we flew this morning from Tampa to Oregon. I felt really bad for the elderly lady that sat next to Melissa for the first 4 hours of leg 1 out of 2, because she completely ignored her except maybe to drool near her shoulder here and there. We arrived ...
... It was actually a good time to go because the sun was setting and as we rode we were able to stop at so many viewing spots to take pictures of the sunset. It got cold up there quick as soon as the sun disappeared, and we had to bundle up for a hour ride back to the lodge. We pulled in at 7:30 and still had an hour to go before our dinner reservation.
All in all another great day witnessing what this country has to offer. We really live in a great place!
We got up early, ate breakfast in the hotel, then headed out for a 90+-minute drive to Crater Lake. Omigosh, what a gorgeous place! We stopped at the visitor center before driving along the rim of the crater, getting a chance to see the lake from many different vantage points. Spectacular!
We then found ourselves on a 2-lane Oregon highway that led us through the Umpqua National Forest. OMG! The scenery was incredible! We happened upon a sign for the Steamboat Inn just in time to ...
... hanging out behind every large tree. (For some unknown reason, Rich thought this was terribly amusing. He knows nothing about bears.) We had the trail to ourselves with the exception of a young man who was running and passed us going the other way. We finished our hike, feeling quite proud of ourselves for making the effort, drove a few miles to Annie’s Creek Restaurant, had a decent meal, and drove back to the lodge in time to catch sunset on the ...
... finally arrived on the Pacific shore. It
is said that it rained for 10 straight days so they named the place
Cap Disappointment and they packed up and went back!
We decided to abandon the coastal drive to San Francisco (as all the guides indicated that the
road would be more or less the same for the next 800 miles except for
a stretch that we are planning to do in the next few days) and turned
East to Portland and the Columbia river gorges.