We Made it to the Steens

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We left Gerber Res. on Monday, early. We made it to Lakeview and stopped to take Morgan to the vet. She has something in her throat and keeps gagging. Vet checked her out and couldn’t find anything in her throat and her breathing is fine. Maybe something in her larynx. She is on antibiotics. After a stop for coffee and donuts,  we took 395 towards Burns, OR.

I am driving the RigYep, you are seeing what I think you are seeing! Kudo’s to my hubby for letting me drive the rig. This was my first time and I believe you are seeing white knuckles on the steering wheel. But it was pretty easy and I even made two right turns. Dale said I did excellent! Now I might be able to help him with the driving.

We arrived in Burns about 2 pm and went straight to the Harney Fairgrounds to get an RV spot. We were the only ones there! Nice and quiet. We were able to do some laundry and stock up on fresh veggies. We also wanted to clean house after being out so long in one spot.

We left Burns on Tuesday and headed down 205 to the Steen Mountains in SE Oregon. These mountains are huge and very high in elevation. The one thing they have going for them is the beautiful gorges that glaciers made.

Kiger Gorge
Kiger GorgeBig Indian Gorge
Little Blitzen Canyon
Little Blitzen Canyon
Elevation at that point
Elevation at that point
Dale in a Pickle
Dale in a Pickle

We found a camp site at the Jackman Campground but getting into it became more than we thought. Dale got into a “pickle” when he couldn’t go forward or backward. We had plenty of helpers as you can see. It took him an hour to get the rig and truck back on the road. There was this wonderful site next to #1 and the people who helped us told us it was available. We didn’t think it was. We found out that site #1 didn’t have a pole to place the ticket on so they used site #2’s pole! We were able to back right in. To make it better, our helps fed us dinner of roast lamb, potatoes and corn bread – made in a dutch oven all day. Yummy.

We are off tomorrow to take in the Diamond Craters. See you later!

2 thoughts on “We Made it to the Steens

    Dale said:
    July 8, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Gwen: It was more of a SQUASH than a pickle. I did pretty will with five people yelling instructions to me at the same time.

    Ellie Willaman said:
    July 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    It sure sounds like you are having an interesting time!! Glad you were able to drive a little. I’m sure things get quite dusty!!

    Have a good trip and thanks for keeping in touch.


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