I have driven a lot of Hwy 395. As a child I rode this highway regularly from San Bernardino, CA to the Owens Valley (Bishop, Lone Pine) and on north to Reno, NV. It seems it was the only route we traveled for our annual summer vacation. Russ and I have also traveled that portion of Hwy. 395 many times. I think that is my favorite highway, for a relaxing and scenic drive.
But now I want to travel a portion I have never been on. For all the years I have spent in Oregon, I have never traveled the section of Hwy. 395 from Pendleton to Mt. Vernon. I was all excited about this but after reading a motorcycle blog about this section of the highway, I am having second thoughts. This fellow went on and on about how this highway was a roller coaster with tight hairpin curves just made for motorcycle riding. Okay, that sounds great if you’re riding a motorcycle.
I know it would be no problem in the car but driving the motorhome and pulling a car may be a different story. If anyone has traveled this section of highway with a motorhome or pulling a trailer, I would love to hear from you. I’m not afraid of a bit of a challenge but at our ages I don’t want to be stupid either!!
And now in other news… I woke up fairly early this morning – about 4:30a.m. to be precise, and thought the sky had cleared. It seemed so bright outside that I thought maybe I had left the porch lights on. I opened the curtain and looked outside and this is what I saw.
Oh yeah, it’s springtime in Eugene, OR!!
Poppy loves the snow and she got right to work on her snow angels. She wanted to build a snowman too but I reminded her it really helps to have opposable thumbs if you’re going to attempt that task.
Rusty can’t get down and roll around anymore but he still enjoys the snow. He loves to sniff and trudge around in it but his main interest is always the pool. I worry that with his decreased mobility he is going to misstep and fall in some day but he is happiest when he can stare at the water. He got down the deck steps to the pool but I had to carry him back up. I wonder if he looks at that water and remembers his younger days visiting lakes and beaches? He very reluctantly leaves his poolside vantage point when I tell him to come back inside.
It snowed most of the morning, really coming down hard at times. It was garbage day and I feel sorry for the poor garbage men…although, really, all they do now is push buttons and the big robot arms come out, grab the can and dump it into the back of the truck.
At least Therapy is warm and dry in her little cabana.
I pretend to hate the snow, but really, when I am safe and warm at home, I love seeing it come down. We get snowfall so seldom here in Eugene that it always brings somewhat of a festive atmosphere around town. It never lasts long enough to get annoying so we have it pretty good here. It’s a nice break from constant RAIN – which is what it is doing again now!!! Guess our unexpected and exciting snow storm is over. I can only hope spring will not be far behind.