Monday, May 9, 2011

On the road again.....

Goin’ places that I’ve never been. Seein’ things that I may never see again. And I can’t wait to get on the road again. – Willie Nelson

On the road near Pendleton, Oregon
Whenever I go on a road trip, that old song by Willie Nelson always pops in my head. I love nothing more than hitting the open road, with no particular destination in mind. The chances to do such trips seem to be rarer and rarer, with all the demands of work and family. It had been almost a month since I had touched my camera, and to be honest, to say I was going stir crazy would be a huge understatement.

With the both my husband and I having a rare Friday off together, we grabbed the kids, the dog and jumped in a rental RV to spend three days exploring the “wilds” of Eastern Oregon. We visited a few places we had been before, and others that were new to all of our eyes.
Our ride for the weekend.
It was an incredible three days! Nearly 900 miles logged and the adventure spanned two states and time zones. Deserts, mountains, lush green valleys dotted with ranches and livestock, wildlife ranging from wild horses to antelope to mountain goats, and relics of Oregon’s pioneer and geologic history.

Our route highlighted in blue above.
Map courtesy of ODOT
In fact, it is all far too much for one single blog post. Over the next week or so there will be a series of posts detailing the highlights of our journey, including some pictures of the sights along the way. There may even be a guest post from my 10 year old daughter, Sage.

The best part for you, no seat belt is required for this trip!!


  1. Your kids are so lucky! I never did anything like that with mine. Sounds like so much fun!
    Nancy P (@npowell)

  2. I can't wait to read them. Love the horizon shot!
    How fun that Sage will be adding to the project - very fun :)

  3. You're making such great memories for your family!