Econo Lodge Prineville
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... wrong as this place could not be further from it's Indian namesake, seemed like the average age was 70 where everyone wears a baseball cap, not of their favorite sports team or college like the rest of the US but supporting their favorite motor oil?
We settled on lunch at an old friend "The Black Bear Diner". The food was good when it eventually arrived, our waitress who surely should have stopped working at least 10 years ...
... which turns out to be a very nice old city with some huge historical buildings! It was the orginal state capitol and so houses some impressive state government buildings and a lovely little park with a "walk of the states" loop that tells you in order which states became states from 1 to 52! The first state declared an official state was Deleware, I forget the date now but that's one to remember for future pub quizzes! On our way back we managed to find a mega meal ...
... dungeness crab's, oyster's, scallops), and generally hung out....Good time's, and I cant wait to get back there to see all my new friends (at a more hospitable time of year, perhaps summer, when, maybe, the sun returns to the Upper North West coast".....Until then, thanks to all and ton's of love & appreciation.....Enjoy your Hawaii vacation in January buddy,,, hope we can, as planned, do a boy's trip this next ...
... a mile above the camp. Lovely walk through pine forest, up to a ski field ( only about 4500 '), so it must get pretty cold. I keep forgetting how far north we are, & how completely surrounded in mountain ranges we are(all part of the Rockies). Left the campground aiming to find a way to see Hells Canyon. Down Washington 129, through the Rattle Snake Grades, (lots of very steep 'S' bends,) to the bottom, where we crossed the Grande Ronde ...
... waterfalls coming out nowhere.
The falls are so huge and really make you appreciate Jehovah Gods creation, just magnificent!!
We took heaps of photos and videos. It was not windy at the falls so we could stay outside and enjoy looking at them. There was a trail from the bottom of the falls that took you to a bridge in the middle of the falls.
We then drove to a fish hatchery and saw the Sturgeon fish and ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed