Soo… detour. I saw the sign along the highway, 138 was closed east of such and such due to brush fires. This sign was right next to where I was going to turn off, but was too busy on the phone to realize that 138 was still a ways away. Anyways, I felt smart when I thought I was beating the system, and took a 17 mile (oh my god, we might die by falling off, or hitting one of the deer I saw) road. Then after managing to make the “quickest” way over to 138… I realized, IT was the one with the brush fire… sooo, I scoured my maps, and there really was no way except backtracking at least 1.5 hours, and still having a ways after that, or just going way out of the way.
I decided to pick up a red bull, and head for the coast. Only had one deer in the incoming lane. The 3 others I saw along this “midnight” voyage were off the road to the right. I took 42 west, and took the 42S off to the coast where I pulled into a parking lot for the night. I was going to sleep in the front seat, but couldn’t get comfortable, and the streetlights kinda shined in, so somehow I squeezed into the back of the car, and slept “comfortably” crammed next to my mountain bike. I had a “red bull hangover” quality sleep for about 6 hours. Anyways, I’ll have to make it back to Crater Lake at somepoint.
For now… I’ll be “Driving down the 101, California here I come”…
Soo… Chinese Crested dogs are commonly voted as the “World’s Ugliest Dogs” time and time again. Mike and Kelly (my awesome Portland hosts) got one because of allergies, and it was at the pound. He is quite “different” and a little “neurotic” at times, but he’s pretty cool. Taking pictures of him was quite hard because he..
can get scared of camera flashes…
And make dinosaur faces…
But he’s pretty cool
if you suprise him…
you can get some
pretty decent pictures.
Kelly and I at the Paul Bunyan Statue
Awesome Car on Hawthorne St.
Lend a helping hand to a neighbor
Lightroom lets you make fun pictures!
Multnomah Falls! 2nd longest in the lower 48
Our cool new water bottles (Mike on right)
Cool boat on the Columbia River
Mike and Kelly
Multnomah Falls from the bridge