Rufus Hillview Motel
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Nice early start this morning. On the road by 9am!!!! Probably due to the nice quiet night. It seems that a lot of people stay here and work somewhere nearby cause the only noise we heard was cars and trucks starting and trying to sneak away just before 6am. We were sitting outside last night, writing up the blog for the day, just at dusk. When we closed up the iPad and it got really dark, Ron noticed a deer passing by about 20 feet away. So cool! First thing ...
Very hot night! We had the air conditioner on most of the night and it was very noisy. Ron turned it off around 5 when the winds picked up. We thought the wind would cool things off....not really! Oh well, it was fairly quiet otherwise and the star show was phenomenal. It looks as though many of the other campers are here for a while. They must spend the whole day in the lake. So, where we are is on a small ...
... golden paradise.
The Deschutes River drains all of Central Oregon and is a big river in itself. The BNSF railroad (formerly the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railroad, runs north all the way from Keddie Wye, near where I used to live, to connect up with its tracks in the Columbia River to head either east or west. The ...
... park ranger guide even pointed out across the river where the end of Oregon Trail had been.
Gary succeeded in expanded our kids culinary horizons. He got them to try Salmon he had smoked. Hunter, my pickiest eater, actually liked it. He also grilled up some salmon & some venison steaks. Both were tasty & Kailtyn enjoyed the venison. Ainsley stuck with the hot dogs!
On Saturday morning, we loaded up again & headed towards Seattle.
After leaving Crater lake on Sept 9, we headed further North through Oregon's high desert. On the way passing by various incredible snow capped mountains, Mt Jefferson, Mt Stuart, and then towards the Columbia River Gorge area.
Another very hot day, which culminated in doing 3 loads of laundry! Such is life on ...