It seems there is always something to say. Well, at least for me since I talk a lot. I've learned to transform that talking into blogging and I never seem to be at a loss for words. Silence is golden, but I guess not for me.
I got a couple of comments on the header photo I added to this blog. Like Gypsy on her blog, I could not see a way to get the pic centered so it is off to one side leaving all this weird blank space to the right. Not attractive, but I love that photo so much I decided I didn't care! I took that photo when we were West of Crested Butte, Colorado on that 32-mile dirt road. Someday I may get all of these blog layouts and settings right, but I'm not holding out hope at this time. "A man has to know his limitations," said Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry. That goes for women, too.
I also received an e-mail from Cindy that she has posted several comments on my blog and they haven't shown up. So, I'm wondering if anyone else has posted comments and they haven't appeared? I moderate my comments only so that I don't miss reading one. After almost 2 years of blogging I have only rejected 1 comment and that was from somebody wanting to advertise something on my personal space. I would not hesitate posting a negative comment as long as it wasn't totally rude or having improper language. After all, we are all entitled to our own opinions. So it makes me wonder if Cindy is the only one who is having comment publishing issues on my blog?
We will now be leaving La Pine one day earlier than planned. Bruce made an appointment in Eugene, Oregon to get the motorhome serviced at Cummins. Routine stuff but we want to get it done. No time like the present.
I appreciate all of the great comments from folks that have thanked me for posting information on our Hwy. 50 route and the RV park reviews. When I first began blogging it was mainly so family far and near could keep up with what we were doing. From there it morphed into a blog that (hopefully) would also include some useful information from time to time. We all pretty much know what it is like to travel the Interstate Highway system, but traveling those small "blue highways" may be a foreign concept to some RVer's. I was hoping to give readers a glimpse into what some of those fantastic highways were like. We plan to enjoy a few more such routes in future travels. The park reviews are important to me so that I can share some of my opinions on the places we stay along the way. I do my best to be objective, but truthful! So thanks everyone for the comments....they keep me blogging. (and blabbering)
On our way to La Pine from Reno, Nevada we took another one of those small highways, and then an even smaller highway. We started going North on Hwy. 395 toward Susanville, California from Reno. A few miles shy of Susanville, 395 takes a bypass to the east of the town. We wanted to go into Susanville for breakfast at McDonald's (of course). The drive was pretty with the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the west. Susanville has grown considerably over the years. The streets were filled with cars and trucks and there were several fast food chains to be seen, along with a large Walmart.
After we ate our breakfast we decided to take the smaller highway, CA 139, North. We would follow this road to the town of Canby and then a few miles East to where CA 139 turns North. The road climbed higher into the mountains and we had a nice view of Susanville below.
The road was winding and would rise and fall with small mountain passes. We also enjoyed a view of Eagle Lake. We saw very little traffic on this road and it was a beautiful drive, although much slower. Who's in a hurry anyway?
Once we got to Canby and turned North again, we started looking for a turnout or a pull off area to fix lunch. We found one behind another RV that had the same idea. It was nice to sit and eat while looking out at the beautiful scenery that you can see in this area. After eating we continued on into Oregon where we joined with Hwy. 97. It was a good drive.
We don't have a lot of big plans here in La Pine. Wednesday we have a lot of errands planned up in Bend, which is about 20 miles north of our RV park. We always find something to keep us busy.
Hope everyone's week is getting off to a good start!
Until next time.....so long for now!