For the Record -- Our Trip from Oregon to Wisconsin
We departed from Sutherlin on the 8th of May and arrived at our destination in Wisconsin on the 12th. Five days on the road. To keep it from becoming a "get there as fast as possible" trip, we did find a few interesting routes through Oregon, Idaho, and a part of Montana. Here's a quick rundown of how it progressed.
Day 1: A good weather day. Finally got moving a little after 9am. We took OR-138 along the North Umpqua River (twisty and scenic), made our way around Bend, and then headed east on US-20 through Burns to Ontario. The Malheur River (winding and scenic) provided visual entertainment through eastern Oregon. Just across the Snake river we found a camp north of Weiser Idaho. Cold night but we had the coveted power hookup. (472 miles)
The trip was fast... faster than we'd prefer to travel. But we have a bunch of things to get done in Wisconsin before heading toward Alaska. The thinking goes... the sooner we get there the sooner we'll be heading north. Having the early portion of our trip follow along so many rivers made it more enjoyable and certainly more interesting. For now, we're making progress on our to-do lists, letting our butts re-adapt to normal up and walking around life, visiting and helping family, and getting excited about the big summer trip.