$8.99 per gallon of gasoline
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July 7th, 2007 – by: muppas
We're in Rome, Oregon. As we drove up US-95, we crossed the Oregon border. At the border is a sign that says "Next Gas 100 miles." Shortly after that sign "Open range next 122 miles."
Now I've been in open range before, in Arizona... it was nothing quite like this. There were still fences along the highway in those open ranges. Here, there were no powerlines and no fences for a decent portion of the road. You could see for miles. As my grandfather put it, your dog could run away and you could watch him for 3 days.
We pull into Rome, OR, to grab a drink and maybe use the restrooms.. I say maybe on that. We'd just passed through something of a small hamlet, but didn't stop there, so Rome was it.
The bathrooms, by the way, I found to be completely unusable. Though it did have indoor plumbing, the place was completely swarming with flies. I think I could hold it for a while...
Also attached is a photograph along the Oregon/Idaho border, just inside Idaho. I just thought it made for a very pretty picture, though it's much better in black and white :)
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