Super 8 Pendleton
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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, ...
... to the In and Out Burger. I have been waiting on this for a while! Well, they locked me out! It turns out; they don't open till 10:30am. Looks like I have just enough time to find the local Krispy Kreme and get an appetizer. I figure it's brunch time anyway so what's one doughnut going to hurt. That's the kind of stuff you eat at brunch, isn't it? You walk in the place and the smell of fresh donuts hits you! It's like getting slapped in the mouth with ...
... because there was not a lot of damage, but enough to stop traffic from driving by.
We finally drove into Pendleton around 7:30pm (a 7 1/2 hour drive for the day.) We decided to snack on our crackers, cheese and smoked salmon for dinner and watch a little TV. A glass of wine made it all perfect!
To sleep about 10pm.
May God Bless the imaginative people who designed the ways for water to provide us power.
... I quickly removed all food, and after a minute or two the animal quietly walked away and joined the others, who also moved on.
After my stay at the Pendleton KOA Wednesday night I headed south and found a nice state park just south of a small town called Ukiah (it's called: 'Ukiah-Dale Forest State Scenic Corrridor'). There were only a few campers, when I arrived. I got talking ...