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  • Writer's pictureInger and Jeff Latreille

Quaint and Rustic

~Thursday, August 13, 2020~

Day 60 (Travel Day)

So sad to be leaving our dear friends, Mimi and Dave. They were so sweet to entertain us in their lovely home on their beautiful property. Thank you! Thank you! And Sadie made a new friend in Lucy where they both wore each other out with all of the running/chasing they did.

As we exited the lovely scenery of Newberg, we made our way through the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, 85 miles long and 1 mile wide. The mountains are stunning, and the river is absolutely gigantic and LONG. Pretty nice driving parallel with the river on Interstate 84 which is one easy route, and the roads are in excellent condition.

Saw quite a few LONG trains too making their way to wherever. Jeff started the trip from Newberg, then through Portland until we got to The Welles where I took over until we arrived in Joseph. We made it to our site around 4:30 and yes, I backed in, thanks to Jeff’s guidance. It’s definitely getting easier. The place…..Mountain View Motel/RV Park in Joseph, OR. This place is nestled at the base of the Wallowa Mountains, quaint and rustic. Jeff handled most of the outside stuff, me inside setup. I took a short walk to the office and met the owner, Scott. I had gone there to find out if there was a wi-fi password (which there isn’t-you just connect to their wi-fi directly) and before I knew it, left with a wealth of knowledge about the area, including restaurants and great hiking trails. He even loaned me a book on some amazing hikes in the Wallowa region. We can’t wait to check it out.

Jeff and I needed some groceries for dinner so we went to a local Safeway and found most everything on our list. When we got back, he found that the motor cover for the awning was missing. Must have flown off during the trip today. Great….another thing to add to the list.

Made a delicious falafel dinner and witnessed the most amazing night sky. I can’t remember the last time I saw 3 or 4 shooting stars, the big dipper and the Milky Way all in the same night. Awesome way to cap off an evening.

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