From Cabela’s to Walmart
Having awoken in a big box store parking lot this morning, we traveled 571 miles today only to find ourselves back in another big box store parking lot – our host this evening being Walmart in Red Bluff, CA. It appears that we’ve come full-circle within some bizarre retail dry-camping merry-go-round.
Tomorrow’s itinerary calls for a route just over 200 miles; we are both so ready to be done with all this driving.
I’ve heard that many who travel full-time frequently limit their travel days to 100 miles and I’m beginning to really appreciate the wisdom of such an approach. Sadly, Kelly and I do not have that luxury in our schedule. All things being equal, today’s drive was pretty uneventful. It could have been worse, so I will stop complaining.
Crossing the border into Oregon, Kelly decided to snap a few pictures of downtown Portland, one of our favorite cities.
About two hours south of Portland, we stopped in Eugene for a simple lunch and a visit to the local dog park. Lilly is a big fan of the park as she is able to hunt gophers and chase her tennis ball. Selfishly, Kelly and I like these dog park respites as doing so provides Lilly the opportunity to run like crazy and burn off some pent-up energy.
I did all the driving today and find myself feeling much like Lilly in the picture above – tired and ready for some sleep.
Lilly is such a cutie. Our girls get so tired after running around, too. We’ll often seek out dog parks on our road trips (also because our oldest won’t do #2 while on her leash- such a diva, that one).
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