D&J JourneyOn travel blog

Finally a view of Mt. Rainier

Rolling hills of vineyards and orchards

crossing the Columbia river & into Oregon

Army depot bunkers in Oregon

Our backyard visitor at Birdtrack springs camp

a wonderful campsite at Birdtrack springs in the Wallowa-whitman nat. forest

more switchbacks and long grades on the road to Jospeh,Or

blooming pines?

Interesting views with barns & mountains

a black clydsdale farm

Joseph,Or. bronze horse

a bronze elk

a cute Joseph cafe

look at these really neat chairs

the bronze mountain lion

a unique grocery store sign

The "Main street" welcome stone garden

This IS the other side of the stone-GREAT

a bronze cowboy

Mom & baby bronze

the Blue girl bronze

the view from Joseph main street

Wallowa Lake

what a fun place for a picnic

Guided hunt horses & baby(Jackass?)

deer along Dave's river walk

tracks from others on the river walk-mountain lion?

May 29-30:As our trip heads towards Casper,Wyoming on our last few hours in the wonderful state of Washington the weather finally cleared enough so that our last views were of Mt. Rainier-finally we got to see it. I wasn't aware of how many vineyards and orchards there are here in southwest Washington. The size of the Columbia river really surprised me too. Had a really nice travel day and stopped just north of LeGrande,Or at Birdtrack Springs-a Wallowa-Whitman national forest campground. Traveled 190 miles and that is about the longest travel day we have done for a long while. We both decided we really like short travel days and spending a few days in each location or more if we find things to see and do. Time is kinda limited now as we have an appointment in Casper,Wyoming at Teton factory for repairs on the trailer(will let you know more when we do.) The campground was iffy but Dave took a walk in and found a site we could fit in(this is sometimes a challenge with our big rig but so far has worked out good). It's not crowded and the deer visit the backyard. On the recommendation of our relatives we just visited, we headed up to Joseph,Or. a really neat town with a bronze foundary and a LOT of bronze statues around town and of course had to visit Lake Wallowa state park. A lot of the ranchers here guide hunt trips and so breed their horses with mules for a more sure-footed trail horse(jackass) I don't know what else to call them but the babies are sure cute. What a beautiful area and completely different than the Oregon coast. So glad we came this way

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