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Like a chicken with its head cut off…

  WHAT’S COME OVER YOU, GREG? “You’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off. You were so sluggish while you were ill that we’d almost forgotten you could move this fast. So what’s up?” “Here’s the deal. Eight months ago the doctors told my wife I had only a few hours to … Continue reading »

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Vale, Oregon…

JULY 5, 2014. VALE IS A TINY WESTERN TOWN on the extreme eastern side of Oregon, only about 15 miles from the border with Idaho. The population is less than 2,000. Rodeo is “where it’s at” in Vale and we stumbled upon this town on the final night of the annual Vale Rodeo. What luck! … Continue reading »

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4th of July 2014: Redmond, Oregon…

JULY 4, 2014. We’re been in Redmond, Oregon for a few days, after driving east from Eugene, across the Cascades and through the Willamette Forest.  Redmond is in the high desert, just 15 miles north of Bend. The drive was breathtaking: we traveled alongside bright blue streams rippling across the rocks and meandering through the … Continue reading »

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Bub Warren…Western saddle maker.

JULY 2, 2014. REDMOND, OREGON. This was a really special day! As most of you know, I’m taking this Journey as much to meet folks as I am to see places. Today I got to meet a really special man. Here’s how it happened: We had taken our RV to a detail shop to have … Continue reading »

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Eugene, Oregon…

JUNE 28, 2014. We just arrived in Eugene, having left Washington mid-day and driving all afternoon in the rain.  We’ll be here only a day or two. We’ve specifically come to have our windshield re-set at a specialty RV Glass facility. We’re getting an extremely noisy whistling sound around the windshield.  It’s upsetting when these … Continue reading »

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Wilsonville, Oregon…

  MAY 20, 2014. Wilsonville is a suburb of Portland, about 20 miles south on Highway 5. We liked it so much when we stayed at Pheasant Ridge RV park that I decided to post some information here. After all, our Great American Adventure won’t last forever and we’re going to need to settle down … Continue reading »

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Columbia River Highway… Scenic Byway Route 30…

MAY 16, 2014 AN AFTERNOON SPENT DRIVING THE BYWAY.  The drive along this road, which is the old route along the Columbia Gorge now “replaced” by Highway 84, is absolutely spectacular. Any way you look at it, this Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway is a marvel—for its visionary engineering, incredible scenery, and rich history. … Continue reading »

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Portland, Oregon…

MAY 12, 2014. PHEASANT RIDGE RV PARK. We’re in Portland for about a week before crossing the Columbia River into Washington state and driving to the Mt. St. Helens area, our next stop. Since we arrived, the stormy weather has ended and today is bright and sunny. In fact, the weather forecast calls for temps … Continue reading »

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Driving along the Columbia River Gorge Route toward Portland…

MAY 9, 2014. DRIVING WEST ON INTERSTATE 84. Today’s drive took us farther along Interstate 84 traveling West toward Portland, which is our next camping spot. The weather was dramatic…bright sun followed by driving rain, hail and very high winds…enough to keep me focused on the road! The trip along this route, however, is absolutely … Continue reading »

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Our friends Stan and Therese…

February 21, 2014 So far during our Adventure, we’ve made some friends…some really good friends. Stan and Therese easily top the list. Back in October, when Florence and I were scrambling around town trying to wrap up our affairs before starting our “shakedown cruise” we stayed for quite a while at Sweetwater Summit Regional Park … Continue reading »

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