Traveling Day 2

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After leisurely get up and having breakfast, we broke camp and headed toward Sisters. This is always a beautiful drive. We were not disappointed of the wide vistas as we climbed up the Sanitam Pass. Three-finger Jack stood out against the clear, blue sky. Mt. Washington stood tall as we saw once again the ravages of the fire back in the 90’s. In the photo below you can see the bright colors of fall on the roadside.

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We stopped in Sisters to buy fresh veggies and stretch our legs. Sisters was busy as usual but we just pulled through the town heading for the cut off to Redmond.

It is amazing how Redmond has grown – 26,000 people. We were hungry and saw Izzy’s right off so we stopped for lunch. Buffet style, but for $7.99 can’t beat a good lunch of salad, chicken and cooked veggies. Dale partook of more than that and was satisfied when we left.

We decided to take the back roads instead of going up 395 to I84. We went through so many small town: Prineville, Mitchell, Dayville, Mt. Vernon, Dale and many others with names but no post office. Many old buildings and farms in this area. The scenery was breath-taking!

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Prineville as we come down the steep incline.

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Smoke rising between mountains. As we came around this area, a controlled burning was probably in the works. Maybe farmers burning off their fields.

We passed by the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (Painted Hills) which too us through a canyon with mountains on the right side and mountains high on the left by the creek. We say where the John Day River was just a creek.

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Can’t you just see the American Indian roaming these hills among these great rock formations?

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This town look almost deserted. Don’t know if this old church was in use or not. Many buildings were dilapidated.

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This is the little town of Dale.

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The quaint town of Mt. Vernon where we turned onto 395 toward Washington.

We thought there would be many places to camp but we were wrong. Not many logging roads heading off into the hills. We came to a state park in the Ukiah-Dale Forest district and found an empty camp spot. The park price was $6 to camp and $7 for the extra car. Not sure why campgrounds charge a price for extra cars and people. We took off at 8 a.m. the next morning to go have breakfast in Ukiah.

Our day was a long one – 6 hours of driving and only 235 miles! We were both worn out but the scenery going up Hwy 26 was worth the time we spent.

Life is good. God granted traveling mercies.

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2 thoughts on “Traveling Day 2

    pamiam2013 said:
    October 10, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Travel book or an R.v. Guide…I can see OR. from a chair here in the laundry in SUTHERLAND LOL. I attended the sale at the 7th Day Adventist church this morning….great veggie cook books. Some old comics…fun stuff…nice and sunny. Packing up the stuff on my porch today…supposed to rain MONDAY or Tuesday….for some reason I get capitalization randomly LOL…. Love you lots…Pam

    Sent from my iPad

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      Gwen responded:
      October 13, 2014 at 7:07 am

      Pam, you are so funny! I can see you in the laundry at 6 a.m. When do you leave?

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