July 9, 2011

Eugene and La Pine, Oregon

The night before we left Osprey Point, there was a bit of wind.  So, while we were inside eating dinner with the windows open, Jerry (with his super sense of smell), smelled something burning.  He looked out of the window and saw that the wind blew our rocker chair about 10 feet into the fire pit.  It was on fire.  Had to discard the chair.

Chair on fire

Packed up and left Osprey on Wednesday (July 6) for Eugene, OR.  Found a beautiful RV park just outside Eugene where we spent just one night.

Parked at Deerwood RV Park outside of Eugene, Oregon for one night

We especially wanted to stop in Eugene to spend the evening and catch up with Jerry's niece, Shea.  Brandon, her boy friend, was unable to join us as he had another engagement.  

We love a good vegetarian pizza and, every once in a while, we come across a real gem.  Such was the case when we visited Shea.  She picked up a pizza from The Pizza Research Institute that was absolutely delicious.

Pizza from The Pizza Research Institute in Eugene, Oregon

Jerry with his niece, Shea

Then, on Thursday (July 7) we drove the rest of the way to the Cascade RV Park in La Pine, Oregon, our home park for Coast-to-Coast and Resorts of Distinction (ROD) purposes.  We experienced beautiful scenery along the way.

Taken along Hwy 58 

Also taken along Hwy. 58

Vacant buildings along the way.  Guess this little place was actually a jail at one time.

Came across a "controlled burn" whose smoke really messed up our views for a few miles.

Parked at the Cascade RV Park in La Pine

Then, today, we took a drive (in the Tahoe) to visit the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

Stopped to take a picture of the view

There are two lakes on this Federal park land RV parking right up to the sides of the lakes.

The views are spectacular with snow still on the mountains here in July

We will be here until Tuesday when we move up the road a bit to attend The Rally (Good Sam) in Redmond, Oregon.

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