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... minutes – way early but better than late. Very few cars on the road this morning-that was good. Said our goodbyes and he was on his way to Boston-plane left at 9:25 with a stop in Kansas City and on to Boston by 6:30. I started packing things for my trip- and hope to leave earlier in the week than planned. John called and was in hospital again for 4 days and is drinking again and hard to understand. May go back to hospital again in ...
... will tell. I thought I had timed my departure so that I could get to Walla Walla in time for a last cup of McDonald’s coffee and a helping of their free wifi (the connection in the hotel the night before was so slow I couldn’t even check email). However, good ol’ Walla Walla has a bypass, so I never found their gas stations or fast food restaurants. Doh!
I caught up with ...
... Store and Bakery where the kids sampled the huckleberry and marion berry (more tart than huckleberry which is quite sweet) milk shakes and Dan had a marion berry hand tart. I taste tested but am watching my weight, so none for me!
At the Draper Girls country farm we asked about the big steel contraptions we had been seeing in amongst the trees. Turns out the trees were cherry trees and from November to June the fruit needs heating. They drag ...
... that and after purchasing our fares, we chatted with him while waiting for the next train to arrive. We mentioned we were heading to the zoo and he told us that they had a baby elephant on exhibit, so we were real excited about that. We followed the red line to Washington Park, which is right outside the zoo. After purchasing tickets, we started off in the Great Northwest section, seeing mountain goats, black bears, cougars, bald eagles, and other critters ...
... and we were proud to counted among them!!
Completely pleased with our Portland beer outing (Portland has 42+ microbreweries within the city limits!), we returned to the campsite at Champoeg for a long bike ride to the historic Butteville Store, a delicious dinner with Pitres, the morning pack-up and hitting the I-5 for home. After a long drive, en convoy with Dave & Ellen (they swear they will ...
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