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Family Vacation, Day 1


WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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As I may have mentioned before, I am not a morning person. As the kids' summer break from school has gone on, they and I have been going to sleep a bit later and yet later than we should. :pb_redface: Our travel plans wisely took this into account.

So, day 1 of our trip did not start early. We got up at about our usual time, and I packed for myself and the 2 kids while my DH swiftly packed for himself. We then travelled about 30 minutes and then stopped for a meal and a full tank of gas. (This is also the first trip that we've taken as a family when I have done the majority of the driving. My only requirement of my husband was that he do all the "big city" driving.)

On the plus side, we only had a 4 to 5 hour drive to our hotel in the beautiful Wallowa Valley (Oregon). On the minus side, the only picture I got that day was at a rest area:

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By the time we got to Wallowa Lake, it was dark, all the lovely scenery was not visible, and the hotel registration desk was closed. (We did see a deer by the side of the road in the dark. Fortunately, it stayed on the side of the highway.) On a different plus side, the hotel staff were trusting enough to leave our room key where we could get it and have a nice night's sleep. Thus ended day 1 of the WWJCD family trip. (royal flourish)

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CTRLZero

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One of our more recent Oregon vacations was on the other side of the Wallowas (Baker City, Halfway, etc.).  It is very pretty landscape, and so different from the western side of the state.  Hope you have a great time and are able to post some photos. 

Did I read that you passed through John Day (I may be mixed up)?  Hope you saw the fossil beds and "painted" hills.  Pretty awesome area.

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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@CTRLZero --We passed briefly through John Day as part of a detour, to avoid the freeway. (It was closed because of a fire.) We needed to get back home, so we just passed through and didn't see anything much. Hopefully we could make a stop there on purpose someday. :)

My main problem with blogging, or having any serious FJ time is that my new phone seems to eat data at a much faster rate than my old one did. (I just went through 1GB in 3 days. I used to use 4GB in a month on my old phone, even the months that I watched lots of you tube videos.) I'm going to have to figure out a way to get on Wi-Fi somewhere. 

The pictures do improve on day 2. Unfortunately, some nice scenery pics got destroyed by accident. More about that on day 5!

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