Day 70: Monday, August 9th, 2021

Another slow morning, up way too early in the Pacific time zone.  People have asked me how I am doing with it, well, I was up at 3:30 this morning, that’s how I’m doing. I am not at the same point long enough to get used to it.  So, I just go with it. I wound up working on my schedule, some exciting things coming up, and then I fell back asleep around 8 for a good hour before showering, packing, and heading out.  The bed was VERY comfortable, and I enjoyed the vibe of my “Grandma” room. I turned in the house key, yes, it was regular key, and I headed out.

Motel West Bend Oregon

 

So I get to play this game on driving days, especially new States. The game is this, what terrain will I be driving today?  I have driven cornfields, mountain ranges, big cities and small towns. I never know, it’s the roulette of roulette.  Today’s was actually pretty awesome (VIDEO on Facebook) which consisted of winding roads through large bluffs, hills buttes, and mountains.  On my first 2 hour drive of the day (a total of 5 hours from Bend Oregon, to Boise Idaho, I gambled with my gas tank. Don’t EVER do this! I thought I could catch a station down the road, but, nay nay, nothing for TWO hours while I drove in the middle of nowhere.  I prayed, I hoped, I watched my needle fall while I hoped I was getting closer to a town. I was never more relieved than to find a gas station and fill the tank…won’t be doing that again. Normally I have a rule of filling up every time I am going on a long drive, I just got cocky. You get used to doing the same thing for so long, you just think you have full control, and you get lazy.  I have also started wearing my mask again and hand sanitizing my hands again more.  Having that nasty cold is as close as I would like to get to being sick on this venture.

Driving throgh Oregon

Oregon Buttes

Driving Oregon

Driving Oregon

Driving Oregon

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I am now tucked in for the night, here until Saturday while exploring the Boise area. I am IN LOVE with this hotel, and I got smart and started getting a two bed room for the same price. It gives me more room to work out, and just more space in general. The TV in here is HUGE, so awesome!  And in walking distance is a Taco Bell and Subway, so I’m going to get salads all week for dinner. Lunch will be wherever I am in town at the time, that seems to be working for me.  I have to go find my next sticker, I got my Blockbuster one on now, and a couple others I found in my bag.  I think I will be finding ones all the time in the nooks and crannies of my many bags. The guy that checked me in is bringing me one tomorrow, how sweet! So that’s it for today…I am in Idaho, my first time, and I am going to enjoy this hotel because next week is camping…..see you tomorrow!

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Lava River Cave

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