Well it has been three weeks since meeting you all in Jackson and I am finely getting around to posting photos of or trip.
Corvallis to Glenn's Ferry ID. via Bend through central Oregon. A long stretch was along the Malheur River. All of this was incredibly beautiful. Unfortunately I was in drive mode and did not stop for photos. Someplace along the way we lost the main seal and started leaking oil. We stayed in the Idaho State Park at Glenn's Ferry. Great showers and campground. Parked next to a family in a Euro Van.
Day 2, Thursday, found us in limping into Idaho Falls and Broadway Ford to get the seal fixed. Figured out that from Glenn's Ferry to Idaho Falls we got 23 miles to the quart of oil. All I can say is the Tim and Frank rock. We were back on our way on Friday afternoon.
The hotel we stayed in was right on the Snake River. There is a walking trail along both sides of the river that we strolled around on Friday while waiting for the van to be fixed. The falls is actually a dam that was built. Originally the river flowed over rocks forming a rapids.
Rolled into Gros Vantre Friday evening to a warm welcome. Really enjoyed meeting and getting to know everyone. The view of the Tetons was great.
The drive home took us through central Idaho. But before we got there we stopped at this rest area along the Snake River.
We stayed Sunday night at Craters of the Moon. They have a very nice campground and interpretive center.
If you have not been there it is basically a lava landscape with lava tubes and caves you can explore.
The following day we drove through the Blue Mountains along the Oregon Trail, now called Interstate 84, and stopped at Hilgard Junction State Park west of La Grande. This is a tiny state park tucked between a massive hill and the Grande Ronde River. If you know a bit of Oregon Trail history this is the campground that the pioneers stayed at after lowering their wagons down the hill using ropes and drag logs. Met a nice family from Canada who were doing a road trip in a GTRV converted GMC van.
Someplace along the trip I got this great idea for rinsing dishes.
My thanks to all of you who I talked to while dealing with the oil leak. Your comments were greatly appreciated and helped balance out the stress.
Am looking forward to meeting more of you at the next M&G.