|The glacial Cascades from the Willamette Pass|
So we found the Bend Elk's Lodge and despite the fact this is Sunday of Labor Day 2011, the lodge was closed. The RV parking area has 8 sites with water and electric for $15 per night. OK for us...We've had a long day and are ready to just have a drink and a bit of dinner.
Ambassador RV Park, our home for the next month.
|Us and the Panys...way over there!|
|Beth's beautiful tall ship gourd|
|The signal flags spell S-T-I-L-L-E-Y!|
|Bins & bins of onions|
|Our tour guide shows how the corn is processed|
|We are fed a great dinner...Lynda, Howard, Chris|
|Howard and the cornstalker|
|Many exhibits tell the impressive company story|
But now it's time for us to do what we do best. Load up our jeep for an outing. Today's drive features the Leslie Gulch/Succor Creek Scenic Byway, which actually takes place just across the border in Eastern Oregon. We traveled 65 (the brochure says 52) miles of washboard dirt and gravel roads, through rugged canyons with awesome rock formations. At Lake Owyhee we stopped for a picnic, and at Succor Creek Campground we got out to admire the scenery and snap some shots. We had a rare sighting of a California bighorn sheep, certainly a cousin of the ones we often see in our beautiful Anza Borrego Desert, and a late season rattlesnake. Here is a slideshow presentation as the photos were too numerous to display.
Until next week.....