Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Journal: days 1 and 2



I'm going to journal the trip mostly in photos...

Sean and I headed out early Sunday AM in Ruby. 

crossing the Columbia River into Oregon in the rain at 0 dark thirty


down the backside of Mt Hood, OR

 
near Madras, Oregon


the Cowman's headstone over looking the Wood River, Ft Klamath, OR

cowboys on the road, Ft Klamath, OR





Sean and Ruby,  Ft Klamath, OR


heart in the quakies, Ft Klamath, Oregon



backside of Mt Shasta, N CA
We stopped in Redding for the night.  Went to the casino, Sean donated,  I came out couple hundred to the good!  
Next morning down the road to Red Bluff, to see friends, and have breakfast with SIL Patty & BIL Darrell. So good to spend time with them.   Then back on the road down to daughter Marymine's compound near Grimes.   We are staying at the compound with Ali, her husband and Dozer, (their house has more bedrooms than Marymine's).  
Four pickups of us went to dinner last night at "Osaka Sushi" in Woodland.  Great food, much laughter, and telling of tall tales.
Sean is off to Modesto today to see his college roommate.  I'm staying here next to the woodstove at Ali's..

Dozer making sure I stoke the fire




the view from the compound.

Five of us girls are going up hwy 70 to Quincy this afternoon, to watch Lauren play college volleyball.  Supposed to have snow storm tonight, so the trip back down the canyon to here could be interesting...



18 comments:

  1. I would say you had plenty of snow. It started here about 2:00 and that means you probably saw it a bit earlier. You might be low enough not to get much snow. The little woman's travels this afternoon showed her many snow aided mishaps. BE SAFE OUT THERE!!!

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  2. Thanks for the update, BJ. Be careful in the snow storm.

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  3. We had snow here and terrible wind. Still going on. Hope you made it safely back from volleyball.

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  4. Nice photos and some of my favorite country.

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  5. So happy you chose to take us with you, some beautiful sights along the way and oh that mountain! Hope you have a wonderful time and look forward to what is next.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you are good with being taken along for the ride.

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  6. Great pics! Enjoy the trip and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you, hope you are holding your own...
      Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Excellent photos as you proceed south to see family and friends. The Cowman's rock is a poignant picture in particular.

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    1. The Cowman's rock is a special place to us, thanks Cheri!

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  8. The backside of Mt. Shasta:
    I hunted that years ago up near the tree line.
    There is a movie called Firefox with Clint Eastwood in the starring role. The movie opens with an aerial view of the back side of Mt. Shasta with the word "ALASKA" superimposed over the aerial shot.
    The aerial shot then zooms in on Eastwood running down a road toward a log home. The log home is on the old Rising River Ranch near Fall River. Eastwood bought the ranch front Bing Crosby's estate IIRC and had the log home built by a company near Anderson (the owner of the company flew by night, literally gone when the employees arrived one morning). Eastwood built a log home in Cottonwood on speculation using the same company that built the home on the Rising River. I have seen the home in Cottonwood and was less than impressed with the quality of the materials and construction.

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    1. OMGosh, I love these little snippets of history of place. Thank You!

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