RVer Jimmy Smith reflects on blur of trip from Sierra Nevada foothills to Oregon Coast and into Spokane
After selling our Citation 5th wheel Monday morning, Jimmy and I headed north from Coarsegold, Calif., in the early afternoon with our pickup loaded with our possessions. We did not stop for the night until we reached the small railroad town of Dunsmuir at the foot of Mt. Shasta.
On Tuesday we hopped back on I-5 through northern California and into Oregon. When we reached Sutherlin we decided to detour west to the Oregon Coast to feast on fresh seafood for lunch in Florence, then turned back inland to Corvalis where we spent the night with Jimmy’s Coast Guard buddy, Tom Bombadil (and Whiskey, his German Wirehaired Pointer).
Early Wednesday morning we traveled east from Corvalis on U.S. Hwy 20 over the Santiam Pass in the Cascade Mountains, through Sisters and into Redmond where we veered north on U.S. 97 to Biggs. We road east on the Washington-side of the Mighty Columbia River and north on U.S. 395 / I-90 into Spokane in time for the full blooming of spring.
We covered a total of 1,110 miles and we are still not completely recovered. Jimmy reflects on the blur of this past week and the speedy passage of time. Read his thoughts by clicking on ‘Jimmy Smith’s Another View’.
Photos: Mt. Shasta; Tom Bombadil and Whiskey; and along the Oregon Coast (Julianne G. Crane)