Greetings from Lake Oswego, Oregon! We had a leisurely morning in Twin Falls (we slept in) and got on the road just before 11:00am. We stopped for a pic along the Snake River. We finished our Oregon Trail book just as we pulled into the Oregon Trail Restaurant! It was like Mel's Diner from that TV show Alice (Monica, if you are reading this, that was WAY before your time ;>), only there were animal heads hanging up everywhere.
After that we made the trek to Portland. We got to drive along the Columbia River Gorge for much of the way. Beautiful territory. I was surprised though, when we first entered Oregon and for the first many miles the countryside was barren and desertous. It reminded Greg and I of desert hill scenes from the Middle East. It wasn't until we reached the Gorge that the topography started to change to higher, greener mountains.
We went straight to our rental house and unloaded a bunch of stuff and then went out to eat at a Lake Oswego favorite of ours: Five Spice and then ice cream at the Lake Oswego Ice Creamery. We then promptly took our tired selves to Embassy Suites for our last night in a hotel. We decided to stay at a hotel instead of the house since it's late and the house is a mess.
3,248 miles, 8 tanks of gas, 10 states, 6 days later and we are here safe and sound. Thank you for all your prayers for our safe travels. I will keep the blog up-to-date with all of the fascinating Liechty news that I know you will not want to miss! So keep checking in!