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An Unexpected Trip to Yosemite

The Set Up – Yes, this post is about an unexpected trip to Yosemite National Park. However, first things first! We had agreed to do a house sit in Sacramento with one cat – our 50th house sit! The owners informed us that we might never see the cat during our one-week stay. Apparently, we’d …

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Exploring Lava Caves – What a Trip

Time to Hit the Road – After three days under a roof and inside four walls, it was time to get out in it and do some camping. We left our friend’s house in Southern Oregon and drove south into California. We were on Highway 97 (east of the Cascades and Interstate 5) the plan …

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Driving up Paulina Peak

Newberry Nat. Volcanic Mon. – Our visit to the Painted Hills yesterday was as far to the east as we would go in Oregon this year. Now we were headed south towards our first destination for the day: Newberry National Volcanic Monument. We retraced our route through Prineville, Bend and went south on the Hwy 97.

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Oregon’s Seven Wonders – The Painted Hills

Painted Hills Coming Right Up! We ended our last post with our trip through Smith Rock State Park. After a brief rest, we continued driving east hoping to reach another of the Seven Wonders of Oregon – The Painted Hills National Monument.

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Oregon’s Seven Wonders – Smith Rock

Finally, We Were on the Road – After two four-month house sits in Oregon! That was a really long time for us to be in one area: very unusual. As much as we like the area, we were ready for a new adventure!  We left Dallas mid-day, thinking we could make it over the Cascade …

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