Joined: 22 Sep 2005
|Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:46 pm Post subject: Finally made it to Oregon Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:05 pm
|WE did it! We finally arrived in the last state of our journey.
We started out our last day in Idaho at 10:30 this morning. We had a very good continental breakfast consisting of waffles and headed out.
As we walked, before we got to Notus, Idaho, a news vehicle came and we thought it was a news lady we were trying to contact in Idaho but it turned out to be someone else from a different news station and they had been looking for a fire in the area. So we ended up doing an interview with them.
We then continued on and stopped at Parma, Idaho to eat at the Boys Better Restaurant. We enjoyed Burgers and fries with special homemade sauce. We topped it off with a grasshopper shake. (It had oreos and mint in it)
It made me a little sick, but managed to not puke it up this time.
We talked to a guy in the restaurant and he told us that Boise is the fastest growing city right now. It is an overflow from California. They call it Treasure Valley.
After crossing the Snake River (I knew about this river after playing Oregon Trail on the Computer in 3rd grade thank you Mellen Elementary), we celebrated going into our last state in the city of Nyssa, by treating ourselves to an A&W rootbeer float. (Thanks to Larry and Barb of Wallace)
We took a little time taking pictures of different things today so it kind of ate up some of our walking time. We still managed to get in 32 miles today.
We ended up stopping at an animal shelter close to Cairo, Oregon, not Egypt, about 9:00. They let us put up our tent on a very lucious green lawn, in an area away from where the dogs would keep us up all night.
We are hoping to get to Vale, Oregon for church in the morning.
Signing off for now.