Saturday, October 4, 2008

Leaving Eugene in the Rain


We’re on the road; day 1 was 186 miles from Eugene/Springfield to Ashland, Oregon. This state probably is best known as the destination of the Oregon Trail which brought settlers here about 150 years ago. Many people know Eugene as the home of the Oregon Ducks sport teams, and who doesn’t know the Simpsons from Springfield?

2 comments:

slopes said...

Well the trip begins in the first fall rain, was that planned??

Sorry we missed you but will enjoy following the journey to the future, and hope to see you there...
And I now realize this will be an opportunity to practice reading some proper Spanish again with the translation in English... a bonus..
Y un opportunidad a dijo, "Hola a los estudientes en Colombia, quienes seguiendos el viaje"..
How's that, pretty close???

So good slopes, and with lots of kids, to enjoy the trip....
Bien vientos delantes.... Jim

slopes said...

Well it seems you guys have really taken the scenic route... no idea you were going to cross the divide...
I have seen a program on the Copper Canyon area which seemed very similar to the SW US....some rugged country with traces of some early visitors with petroglyphs in some of the bluff shelters... high on my list of places to visit in Mexico...

Good to see at least had a chance to fly electric at Caborca International.. but sounds like the slope access not too promising, just not enough logging down there... have to see about a burro maybe.... but don't forget to charge the batteries first...

And despite the grueling roads looks like your getting too see some great country and meeting some friendly folks and finding some time to play, ....not just beating it down the road to the destination.... the way to travel, I'm envious.....
Later Jim