Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Road Trip Day 1

Road trip Day 1: Oregon, California, Nevada

Today we covered 417 miles, taking 7 hours.

Above, the drive along Lake Klamath Falls in Oregon, looked very much like the scenic route around Turnagain Arm in Alaska.

What Mrs. Sherman wore:
Because we covered three states in one day, I didn't get to have a dress for each of them. What you see here is a photo taken in Lapine, Oregon, which was getting some rain at the time. This is a very comfortable rayon dress I got for $9 at Walmart. The label is "Time and Tru" and today it was just right for car travel. It is a red and black check, and of course Mr. S. has a matching shirt.  Note the red umbrella with black dots. 

We have enjoyed driving the old highways through small towns....
an old hotel in a small town in California.
This picture is for anyone who is concerned about crowded neighborhoods. There is still plenty of room.

 In the 417 miles we drove today, there was not one tea room, and gas stations were 80 miles apart.

We tried to avoid the speedways, but there was no way around Reno, so we drove through. We did not stop for the evening meal because the traffic through Reno was going 70-75 m.p.h. and it was very dark, with a lot of car light glare, so we just drove through and went to the next small town, 30 miles away.  It was so tense for me that I didn't remember to take a picture of the lights of Reno as we drove across. 

We have lived out in our country home at the Manse so long we did not realize how much more crowded and fast the traffic had become out there in the fast-track world. We took the first hotel we saw, because we were (well, I was) too rattled to look for anything else. We are having cheese and crackers with hot tea tonight and nothing will tempt us to get back on the road even to look for a restaurant.  

We had not been on an elevator in such a long time (in our town there is usually only one or two levels (storeys) in the commercial buildings), that we stood inside and talked for 15 minutes after the door shut, before it occurred to us to push the button to go to the 2nd level. I guess in the back of my mind I thought it would automatically go up to the 2nd floor when the door shut.  When you live in a small town, the elevator automatically goes to the 2nd floor as soon as the door slides such. But there are now 4 and 5 and 6 storey hotels now ;-) 

 I didn't have time to make the fancy dress and hat for Area 51, so I got another Time and Tru dress, which I will show you tomorrow.  In the meantime, you might enjoy finding some of the Time and Tru maxi dresses online. 

Thank you for your prayers for our safety, and thank you for your visit here!


Amy B said...

Lovely dress! We are familiar with the drive around Klamath Lake as we have used that route many, many times. LaPine is a nice little town as well. I hope your rest was very good.

Rhonda said...

Your trip sounds like such fun! Love your dress!

The Craig's Mountain Homestead said...

The route over the Cascades coming into the Willamette Valley should be absolutely gorgeous with fall color! Especially the western slope. Lots of river and creek photo opportunities. Enjoy and blessings :)

Feminine Belle said...

The highlighted map of your trip looks like a neon yellow heart.

I am pleased you both are well.💑

Aliyah said...

I love the post and the dress.

Kathy said...

You look so lovely in your dress! Thank you for sharing your trip with us. I am looking forward to seeing more pictures.

Lynn said...

If you both share the driving, I guess it isn't tooooo taxing. Stay safe!

Lynn said...

I went to the walmart site and there were no long Time and Tru dresses.

Lynn said...

I was amazed to see no chemtrails in the skies....not a one!

Nadege said...

You look beautiful in your dress. Safe travels! ❤️

Tammy said...

What a fun time, and a cute dress for it, too!

Christine said...

Great picture of you in your checked dress with poke-a-dot umbrella.
You know how to make a dress look feminine and beautiful.
Have fun!