I stopped in Bend, Oregon for the night, and here two pictures of the room I stayed in;
In the morning I headed out for my destination, continuing to make use of the road less traveled. Thanks to some earlier input from my friend Dusty, I chose the old McKenzie Pass road and made a stop at the Dee Wright Observatory. I didn't know what to expect when I got there, only that it would be inspiring, and it was. More incredible lava-scapes, a nice interpretive trail and sweeping scenic vistas. I have a few pictures to share, but before I do, I feel I should warn you about hwy 242 (McKenzie Pass). It is very beautiful and has an incredible range of scenery and it is narrow and twisty as all get out in some places. Not especially trailer friendly. Not good for those who suffer from motion sickness. But wicked fun if you like some spirited driving.
|A panorama shot from observatory top|
A few hours later I arrived at Morgan River Ranch and settled in for a good visit. Some beautiful mornings.
Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. Where I did not take any pictures. Thankfully, my friends did. I did buy one fleece. A lovely CVM from Cedar Glen Sheep Farm. More on that later.
The long road home was a familiar one, no adventures along the by-ways. But at least one more volcano.