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Pomp’s Final Resting Place

Pomp’s Final Resting Place

What a fabulous find! The brown sign on US-95 indicated Charbonneau Grave Site 3 miles. There are two possible routes from Crane to Caldwell. We chose the southern option, OR-78 to US-95, for no particular reason other than it seems we traveled US-20 east from Crane...

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Crystal Crane

Crystal Crane

Five years after our first visit to Crystal Crane Hot Springs, we no longer remember how we learned about this delightful spot out in the middle of nowhere south of Burns, Oregon but we do remember the smoke from a sage brush fire obscuring the view. This time we...

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Ana Reservoir

Ana Reservoir

Choosing a route across southern Oregon means traveling through The northern reaches of the starkly beautiful and sparsely populated Great Basin Desert also referred to by geologists as The Basin and Range Province. Long highways and vast open spaces are dotted with...

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Passing through Riley

Passing through Riley

Today's route from Ana Reservoir RV Park to Crystal Crane has taken us through some wide open spaces around Table Rock Mountain along Christmas Valley Highway in the northern reaches of the Great Basin desert. This time we knew that we'd find a little oasis in the...

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Thank you, Gary

Thank you, Gary

As we made our decision to begin trekking east today we set our sights on Grants Pass, Oregon in the southwestern part of the state for an overnight. We arrived at Schroeder County Park mid afternoon, chose the nicely hedged and shaded Site 23, and self registered....

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Photos on the Fly

Photos on the Fly

When we're on the move it's hard to stop for every great photo op so we resort to shooting out the windows of the truck. Sometimes they turn out well, especially with a bit of cropping, but most are not worth keeping. Today's one of those days, we're making the drive...

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Afternoon in Bend

Afternoon in Bend

Ever since we watched the Oregon episode of Aerial America, we've wanted to look down on the town of Bend from the top of Pilot Butte, the cinder cone in the middle of town. Today we did. We'd intended to hike up but didn't find the trailhead. Next thing we knew we'd...

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Zamp

Zamp

Our adventures have taken us to Bend, Oregon so we decided to make a pilgrimage to Zamp Solar. We made our way to the address we found online and as luck would have it, we met Conor Miller, the Chief Operations Officer in the parking lot. We chatted for a while...

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Vista House

Vista House

See Park Video See Park Video Described by it's architect as a "temple to the natural beauty of the Gorge", Vista House has graced Crown Point for one hundred years offering travelers commanding views of the Columbia River. These days during operating hours it...

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Return to Multnomah

Return to Multnomah

A year ago the Eagle Creek Fire was raging through the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood National Forest. We were a bit reticent about visiting on this trip and we find it discouraging to look at the extensive fire damage. Parts of our beloved US-30 are closed due to...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.