It's a good story, so as with any good story, I'll start at the beginning~
It really doesn't matter when you leave, unless you want to head out about 4 a.m. We left home about 8:30 - made one stop & were on the road by 9 a.m.
The weather didn't improve as we drove south... Diane & John were driving up from CA - they'd made a stop-over in OR. We were texting back & forth - our timing was almost perfect - by the time we made the turn onto Hwy 84, they were only 20 min. ahead of us! Of course - anyone who's made the drive to the Mt. Adams ride camp - knows whats coming next!
Butch waited for a Semi to get across before we started over...
You do get the breath-taking views of the river, right out your window... It's a narrow bridge & it does flex in the wind!
Once you're past the middle, you start to think that you're actually going to make it over :-) Sweet relief! Not long after, we pulled into ride camp to find that we already had neighbors!
At least they added a touch of class to the hillside :-) The sunshine was so welcome, after the wet drive down & listening to the dire weather forecast!
Farah instantly recognized her friends from our visit to Diane's last
spring, when Patty & I had been on our way home from the Southern,
CA trip. She checked out each horse & still seemed to like Fonzi the
It's so nice to get to camp a day early. Just over a six-hour drive down, we still had daylight to get set-up & enjoy the evening. Diane & John took the horses out for a spin.
We took the dogs for a walk around the valley & admired the snow on the mountain. Just a beautiful evening that soon turned really cold!
By time for bed, Farah had her winter blanket on & I was so glad I'd brought our heavy comforter! Morning was frosty- probably low 30's & it felt cold until the sun warmed things up! Nice to think that we had another full day before the ride!
To be Continued~
|405 South Bound|
|The expanse of the Columbia~|
|Titan & Fonzi|
|Farah in her pen~|
|Close to our usual spot~|
|Diane & Titan, Fonzi & John on Justice|
To be Continued~