Driving, driving, and more driving. Costco, Trader Joe’s, and bathrooms along the way. Lunch at a tiny round table in the heat of nowhere. A haunted hotel full of bronze statues, stuffed grizzlies, old portraits, creaking floors, dark hallways painted green, and hundreds of nesting birds. All next to a 208 degree lake. Driving again. Car naps and car books. First camp. Catherine Creek State Park, Oregon. P
A fast burbling river, flat grass spaces, a picnic table, a fire pit, a pasture of bellowing cows across the road. A quiet evening. Morning of hot chocolate, logging trucks, and waiting for an upright and awake group. On to day two!!!