Friday, July 26th and we’re on the road again, headed east to Idaho!
11 am and the temperature is climbing quickly. Gonna be a hot one today I think!
The Central Oregon Highway has got some nice curves east of Burns-
As well as long stretches that are dead straight-
Modest living out here-
It gets drier and hotter the further east we go-
Drinkwater Pass, elevation 4212″
Now we’re into some rolling hills and the road is more interesting-
An “Oasis” in the middle of nowhere
Gorgeous road and completely deserted!
Following the Malheur River-
Hotter and hotter! 99ᵒ degrees Fahrenheit (about 38ᵒ C)
At least it’s a dry heat, and the views remain spectacular-
31 miles to Idaho!
Big agriculture around here-
Approaching the town of Vale, Oregon-
Welcome to Vale!
Lunch at a fantastic Mexican joint on A Street-
If you’re passing through Vale, Oregon, Chavelitas Mexican Restaurant has got some awesome grub!