Dec 22, 2007

PORTLAND!!!!

We left Twin Falls at 6:30 this morning. Once again we were treated to a beautiful sunrise. The eastern Idaho mountains came alive in the early morning light. The roads were dry and we made good time. North of Boise we made a quick stop at a rest area for some hot tea and yummy treats, sister Diane had made for us. We crossed into Oregon and up over the Blue Mountains. There was lots of snow on the hills and ominous warnings to make sure you had chains. While we do have a set, we agreed that if chains are required, it's time to pull over and wait out the weather. Fortunately the roads remained dry and we soon dropped down into Pendleton. Soon after we ran into rain which would stay with us all the way to Portland. The drive along the Columbia River was a fitting end to our journey. It is one of my favorite drives. We are staying at the Jantzen Beach RV Park for several weeks while spending time with family during this Christmas season. We are so thankful for arriving safe and sound and on time. We realized when planning this trip that we might run into serious weather delays. For several days we did not see another RV making us wonder what we were doing. Being here however is the reward.

We wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR.

jjm

2 comments:

Thaled said...

Wow, you guys made fantastic time and glad to hear you made it to Portland safely. Enjoy your family! Have a very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year. Bob and Linda

michelle collazo said...

So glad you're here! We will have a great visit, in spite of all the rain we are bound to experience!