Our current location: Eugene, Oregon
Yesterday we drove from La Pine to Eugene via Hwy. 58. We didn't leave the RV park until 9:00 and then made a quick stop off at the McDonald's in La Pine for English muffins and coffee. We chose Hwy. 58 for our journey West since it didn't seem to be as curvy as the road out of Sisters. Well, 58 didn't appear as "squiggley" on the map anyway. :)
It turned out to be a great road for getting us over to Eugene. With the exception of several passing lanes for slower traffic, it was mainly a 2-lane highway. Wow, I love those 2-lane roads! Before you get to the town of Oakridge you drive next to Odell Lake for a while. We stopped to admire the deep blue of the water. There were a few white caps out there.
The only mountain pass mentioned in our book Mountain Directory West, was the Willamette at 5,128 foot elevation. Piece of cake after Monarch Pass in Colorado. It did caution us about a tunnel right in the middle of the long Westbound descent. We paid attention to the warnings. Looked for the tunnel, saw it and proceeded through without incident.
It was another beautiful drive. The road was curvy through the mountains, but slowing to 40 mph around those curves made the drive easy...no white knuckle driving here!
Soon we were down from the mountain and the road took us right to Interstate 5. We found an RV park for the night close to the Cummins Northwest service center. We have an 8:00 am appointment today. After our service call we'll be driving to the coast. If my wireless card works, I'll make a post! Hey...gotta run, we don't want to be late for our appointment!
Until next time.....so long for now!
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