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Heading For Home

Oh my gosh its been a long day. We got our usual 8:00AM start, but the drive just went on and on. We covered 415 miles today, much farther than we normally do. Tonight we are in Bend, OR. and its our last night on the road. Today was all about putting miles behind us. I think we are both looking forward to getting home and resting up from a grueling vacation. Hmmm, that sounds like a contradiction. Well, it was an awesome road trip and we did some very cool stuff and saw some amazing things. We’re just tired I think. We’ve been asking ourselves how on earth did we do six weeks on the road a couple of years ago?

Break time

Break time

There isn’t much to show for today’s journey. The first leg of our drive took us to the rest stop at Honey Lake, just south of Susanville, CA. Our next stop was at Klamath Falls to top off the gas tank and take a Mac Donald's break. On the way north from Klamath Falls we detoured over to Train Mountain to have a picnic lunch, but they were closed. We sat in the car and ate our lunch before getting back on the highway. Our next, and final, stop was here at Bend, OR. We drove through some pretty country, although we’ve been on this route before. The weather has been cool and cloudy all day with smoke in the air as we got closer to Bend.

Our home for the night

Our home for the night

Tomorrow our plan is to drive straight up hwy 97 to the Columbia, then over to Maryhill Winery for a quick visit. Then its over to I-84 and home via the fastest route. Fortunately the westbound lanes of I-84 are open now.

I hope all of you have enjoyed following our adventures. I know its been fun writing every evening. I love taking road trips and experiencing new things and seeing new places. Part of me wishes we had longer to stay at the places we visited, the other part is anxious to get home. So its with mixed feelings that I say good night and bring our adventures to a close.
Until next time,

Jim

Posted by olytrains 19:35

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Nice Trip Jim and Karen. Thanks for sharing.

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