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Have you noticed yet, we always take picture of tunnels.

Morning came quickly in Oakridge.  But we got a really good nights’ sleep again.  We were up and packed and down for breakfast by 8 am.  And what a special surprise, we had home made biscuits and gravy for breakfast.  It was only supposed to be a continental breakfast but the new morning clerk took it upon herself to make these great biscuits and sausage gravy and bring it in.  So we gorged ourselves, along with a big glass of orange juice and coffee.  Finally we were back on the road by about 8:30am.  Tumalo Falls is just west of Bend, Oregon, and that’s two hours from here so we have a nice mountain drive this morning.  Much of the ride is through wonderfully forested area and the road was straight enough that we could make good time, and the traffic was nil.

A better closeup.
 

We finally got to Bend and took the directions our GPS gave us and then headed out for the falls.  Bend looks to be a growing community and being in the mountains is full of upper level homes or cabins or even apartments. Nice new residential areas with nice landscaping and streets.  We drove through one area where there were no regular intersections, but instead used round-abouts.

Two and a half miles out we come to the entrance section to the Falls.  From there it was a dirt road so we move slower to help keep the dust down.  We reached the parking lot soon and found a nice spot right near the restrooms. From there it was only a few yards to the view point.  There was a trail that you could take out and around to where you reach, but we opted to just take our pictures from the bottom view point.

 

 

spocklogic says:
Nothing like a ride in the mountains after fueling up with some biscuits & gravy for breakfast!
Posted on: Mar 31, 2013
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A better closeup.
A better closeup.
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