Wednesday, May 17, 2017


We blew into Pendleton behind a Low that had moved off to the east, but the wind and moisture wrap around was with us the entire drive. We came from Twin Falls, ID, and it was 300 plus miles of head and side winds, some rain showers, but thankfully no snow. We did watch the new snow line get lower and lower as we headed higher and higher until eventually the road and the new snow met. Fortunately not on the road surface. We made it into our campground in Pendleton, OR early in the afternoon taking advantage of the time zone change and celebrating our first day of three and a half months worth of days in OR.

Yup, the travel blog is back. Unreliable and sporadic, nothing new with that, but once again alive and functioning for a few posts. We will spend the next few days getting closer to Kedric and Pollen in Portland, spending a couple of days visiting, and then heading off to report for “work.” Our location during our volunteer gig will be closer to Kedric than what we were along the coast last year, and we look forward to that. We will be campground hosting for the BLM in the Cascades. BLM is a federal agency we have not yet volunteered with, which is a good way to mark our 20th volunteer gig since we started this madness. Plan A was 20 gigs or five years of doing this and then we would “retire.” But Plan A took a hit on the head several years ago; we’re not sure what plan we are on, but I’m sure there will be a 21 and a 22 and a 23…,you get the picture, volunteer gigs.

We are well. A more detailed report may follow if this blog is ever updated again. And our motor home is surprisingly doing okay too. We have not had to have any work done on it since January. We made it through Albuquerque and Grand Junction without a service call. By stating that fact, tomorrow something will go wrong. Heck tomorrow it might even be one or both of us that goes wrong and the motor home will be fine. Our lives continue to be an adventure.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Us unlucky souls who live outside the ring of totality are expecting spacious (not specious) coverage of this once (or twice) in a life time event. We want videos, interviews and deeply philosophic words of insight....TB

Alan Jones said...

No time for the eclipse. Gotta clean bathrooms and campsites. Catch the next one.

We blew into Pendleton behind a Low that had moved off to the east, but the wind and moisture wrap around was with us the entire drive. We ...