Oregon Trail

I visited the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center yesterday.  It was very interesting.  It  was well done and had a lot of good information.  The center is located by the Oregon Trail and you can still see the ruts from wagons that traveled the trail.

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Exhibits at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. The Oregon Trail can be seen in the background to the right of the blue wagon.

We went into town in the afternoon and sat outside at a pub.  I talked Regis into ordering the Death Burger because it had two patties.  Dart got the second patty.  Everyone was content with full bellies and great drinks.  It was toasty out and the guy told us that the tap house across the street allows dogs inside.  If I can talk Regis into going again today, we can sit in the air conditioning!

Where is Dart below?  Since he is not at a National Park or National Monument I will give you a hint that he is on the Oregon/Idaho border.

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Where’s Dart (5)?

We saw these ponies on the side of the road in Oregon.

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Roadside ponies in northeastern Oregon.

While Regis was driving today, he pulled over to let someone pass him.  When he did, I noticed a deer next to the river on the other side of the road.  I ran over to take a picture and saw that a fawn was climbing out of the water behind its mother.   I took a couple pictures and then left quickly because the mother saw me and was concerned.   I didn’t want to cause her or the fawn any more stress.

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Baby mule deer in northeastern Oregon

When I got back to the car, a guy on a bicycle pulled up.  He wanted to know if we had any extra water.  It was very warm outside.  Fortunate for him, we had one bottle of water left.  He thanked us and told us he was in a bicycle race and had left from Astoria, Oregon on his way to Yorktown, Virginia.   (We looked it up and he’s in the Trans Am race.) That’s a long way. We saw a lot of cyclists in Idaho and again here in Oregon.  They are cycling in the mountains.  My plan would be to have someone drop me and my bicycle off at the top of the mountain and then coast to the bottom to get picked up!

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    • If we had a good arm we could throw a rock and hit the Oxbow dam. We were in the area of the next dam down river.

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  1. Powder river outside Baker City?

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