Friday, September 19, 2008

The Eagle has landed!

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!



  1. it's been an unforgettable journey thus far, thanks sooo much for sharing. Looking forward to your next blog & catching up (via telephone :) soon...
    Welcome to Oregon :]
    much love & many prayers

  2. So glad you are there safe and sound. We enjoyed traveling with you across the country. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
    Julianna will be waiting on a call as will I from her Liechty family!
    Love you and miss you!
    Elaine and Julianna

  3. Hey, I tried to call you yesterday & your home phone# rolled to voice mail.... I'll call you tomorrow & if the home # doesn't work I'll call your cell.

  4. So glad to hear you've arrived safely! We miss you already. Now for those of us back east, when will you be compiling our travel itinerary for our homeschooling trip west?! Miles to travel, places to stop, places to avoid...
    Miss you!

    Craig and Kim

  5. I'm glad your trip was completed safely and successfully. We are praying for your tradition, for a new church home/family for you, for homeschool connections, for new and uplifting friends to add to your collection, and so much more. Of course, we miss you and love you and welcome you for visits any time.

  6. Welcome to your new home, Greg and Kara. We are happy to konw that you had a safe journey, and that your trip experiences will always be among your fond memories. Please tell Samuel and Sarah Grace that the "Pirates of the Caribbean" computer game awaits their return to Grammy and Grand-Dad's house. We love you...Ken and Linda