Day 16 – Crossing Oregon

I woke up this morning when the alarm went off at 6:30.  I went down to the front lobby and got coffee for Shari and I.  Then returned to get our Grab and Go breakfast in a bag.
We spent most of the day driving across Oregon.

I was surprised by the landscape.  For at least the first two hours it was a dry rocky landscape covered with sage brush.  Not what I expected for Oregon.  Bathrooms were hard to come by, but they did have at least one rest stop with a compost toilet.

We stopped at Lakeview, Oregon and went to the local Subway sandwich shop and bought lunch.  Shari needed to use the restroom, so we stopped at a gas station and filled the car with gas and scrubbed the grasshoppers off the windshield.  We drove to R A Booth State Park about 12 miles down the road and stopped and ate our sandwiches.  There were picnic tables available, but not covered.  Fortunately, the sun went behind a large cloud while we ate lunch.

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We continued driving toward Medford, OR.  After crossing some mountains we notice that we saw more trees and eventually we entered forests.  This was more the landscape I expected in Oregon.

Lake Abert, Oregon

In Medford we are staying at the Springhill Suites hotel.  When we checked in they gave us room 218, but when we arrived at the room there was someone in the room.  We went back down to the front desk and they gave us room 318 and apologized for the mix up.  They gave us 3 coupons to get something other than alcohol from there little store in the lobby.
After a long day of driving we settle in our room for the night.  

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