Day two

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Just north of Medford was Table Rock, a flat-topped mesa style mountain.

Up bright and early for another day of long travel.  We still have nearly 450 miles to go today before our journey is through.  We don’t have any planned stops today; we’ll just cruise along and make the numerous stops for food and necessities as we go. 

 

We start with a nice breakfast at the hotel.  Good coffee, orange juice, rolls, scrambled eggs, etc.  A very expanded continental breakfast.  More than we had expected.

 

The weather today is nice a crisp with a few clouds floating by but really sunny and clear most of the time.  The air is clean and the flowers are all in bloom.  They have a much later spring as you travel north. 

 

Just north of Medford we pass Table Rock just to our east and get a couple of pictures.

Just north of Medford was Table Rock, a flat-topped mesa style mountain.
  It’s a little strange to see a mesa in this part of the country.

 

Also along the way we can get just a glimpse of Mount Rainier in the clouds to the east.

 

It’s so nice to be out of the San Joaquin valley where everything is dry and dusty tan colored and into the wonderful Oregon scenery.  It’s always nice to see new things and places.

 

We made a few stops along the way today, as you would expect and arrived in Kent by about 5 p.m..  My wife’s cousin was waiting for us and greeted us with big hugs.  It was so nice to have that thousand mile drive behind us. 

 

Her husband was soon home from work and their kids and grandkids all came over to chat and catch up on the news from our area and family around our neck of the woods.

Mount Rainier

 

We chatted through the early evening and they fixed us a wonderful dinner out on their barbeque.  He and his sons are avid hunters and had brought back quite a few deer recently.  Having never eaten deer before we looked forward to the opportunity.  These steaks were tender and not at all gamey as some people say they may be. Actually very hard to tell they weren’t beef.    

 

We sat around by an outdoor fire until ten or eleven o’clock.  Boy it gets dark late up there.  Where I live at that time of year the sun sets around 7 to 7:30 p.m., but that far north it was at least two hours later.  But it had really begun to cool off and by night fall it was down into the fifties. 

 

We retired to our guest cottage late and slept like babies in the nice little double bed. Cozy but comfortable.

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Just north of Medford was Table Ro…
Just north of Medford was Table R…
Just north of Medford was Table Ro…
Just north of Medford was Table R…
Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier was visible too
Mount Rainier was visible too
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