Big Road Adventures in the Western U.S.

So, now safely in Oregon. Oh, the sights that we saw.

We were quite well looked after with our full-service pit stop crew.

We were well motivated with our dashboard mascot. Isn’t she photogenic.

We had interesting diversions along the road. We saw lots of cotton harvesting into huge cotton cakes. We felt motivated and went into one of the fields for a bit of an after harvest activity.

We found snow in Colorado!!!! Just a bit. Enough for some artwork

and a very small snowman with spiky hair. I think we shall call him…. spike!

We found a great, interesting C.S.Lewis fan. They are called “Lewisans”. She might help us with our roadschooling english. She has some great ideas.

We also found an American Diner heaven. Like a mirage, an oasis, on the eve of the blizzard. Real people, real food, hotel attached and a quiet, understated celebration of family. As if to state, “It is hard to travel with a family these days. Why wouldn’t we supply a few distractions and some discounts for family?”

ALSO: We got stuck in a blizzard.

We found a unicycle rider going down the other side of the highway closed post-blizzard.

And, the icing on the cake. The prize: Whipped cream on the pumpkin pie. FAMILY!!!

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  • admin on December 2, 2010

    thanks, andrew drove 18 hours that last day.

    i offered to drive but he insisted. started spouting something about an old university professor who drove 17 hours from la to portland, got out of the car and taught.

    so, andrew drove 18 hours, from small-town nevada to portland, got out of the car and talked.

  • deanna on December 2, 2010

    Glad you made it safely, soundly and adventurously! Unicycling in the snow… not for the faint of heart. And I know this because I used to be one of those. But never in the snow. They don’t make chains for those little tires! Have a great family holiday!!xoxo

  • tina nord on November 30, 2010

    so the adventure continues,lol,glad to be on beachside after veiwing your pics. We got to take our Gkids to Nomads Land for a few days,and we stopped @ a cotton field too!