En route to Oregon

Trip Start Sep 18, 2012
Trip End Dec 16, 2012

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012


4th October
Klamath by the river

So we have killed quite a lot of miles over the past couple of days. Which was the plan. What we hadn't planned for was the scenery on the way. We drove through something called 'Avenue of the giants' which literally had THE biggest redwood trees in the world. It was amazing. The first day on the road we ended up staying over at a place called 'confusion hill' not much happened during the day but we did have an amazing time at the campground. It was dark when we got there, we were hungry and tired. We had no gas for the cooker so we had to go get some wood so we could cook over the firepit. So there we were, in the dark, trying to cook chicken and rice over a fire, in the huge trees when a friendly guy came over and started chatting to us. His name was Greg and he and his wife Trish were on a little roadtrip on their very pretty motorbike. He was really nice so we invited them over for drinks and a chat. It was so nice having some different company. They were both quite a bit older than us and from Idaho. Greg was originally from San Fran so it was nice chatting to him about the fun we had there. They told us lots of things we should see in Utah, which is now added to our list. Trish invited me to use their bath in the morning (they were staying in a log cabin opposite us) and have breakfast with them. They were so trustworthy, they said they would just leave the door unlocked and to let myself in whenever I woke up haha. So after many drinks and stories around the campfire we finally got to bed at around 3am, woke up at 8:30 reeeeally excited for my bath, only to find there was no plug. Still, the thought was there I guess. We then had breakfast with them which was the strangest concoction ever. A pan full of eggs, chicken, potatoes, oregano, onion, cheese and god knows what else all fried together. It looked vile. Tasted great! Bless Greg and Trish, they really looked after us, and even gave us a box of 'lucky charms' before we left :) luck for the trip and all that.

So we headed off again with Oregon as the next big destination, thats when we drove through 'avenue of the giants' which was kinda the same as all the other tree lined roads we had been driving through the day before, only the trees were taller. Reallllll tall. We stopped and took some cool pictures with some that had fallen, or ones with big holes in the trunks. Then we went to the world famous drive through tree. Does what it says on the tin. Its a tree, that has a big gap in the trunk, and you drive through it. Very odd. It was a tight fit for Larry but we did it. More driving, more trees, night falling so we pulled over where we are now. Its called Klamath by the river, and it is so lovely. (Minus the camp host telling us a bear had stolen a campers bag from the edge of the field we were in only a few nights before = terrified Sarah.) We camped right next to the river, the stars were amazing, the staff were friendly and the showers were big, clean and hot! Hence us deciding we would stay another night, giving us the whole of today to chill out, cook without rushing, write, read and anything else you do when you are having a holiday. Matt got up this morning deciding he was going to cook us some nice breakfast, make a brew, then get back in the van and watch a film in bed. Until the cooker broke. That rained on our parade for sure. We had been so excited about doing nothing and spending nothing. We went to see if we could buy the part we needed to make the cooker work again, turns out it isn't as easy as just going to any old shop, and we didn't fancy driving 25 miles to the main town. Luckily a guy from one of the big RV's came over and told us we could use his cooker to do our breakfast, and then another guy next to us who had the same cooker gave us the part we needed off his for the day. Some nice people in Klamath. So thats been today. The sun is setting now, we have had nice showers, admired the scenery around us, read, played games, wrote postcards, cooked pasta, and now we are going to watch a film and get an early night before the final drive to Oregon!
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