Days 175-178: Reenergizing on the Road

After leaving Whistler, I drove to Vancouver, British Columbia to return some items I bought there that didn’t fit. They only have physical stores in Canada so I wanted to stop by on my way back to the U.S. The store hours were listed until 5:30 pm on Saturdays and I arrived at 5:32 pmContinue reading “Days 175-178: Reenergizing on the Road”

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Days 103-104: Feeling Strange

Tracey was in the middle of remodeling her kitchen and the construction guys showed up in the morning. Since she did not have a working kitchen, Tracey and I went to town to eat a delicious breakfast. Hood River is a cute town in a gorge about 45 minutes east of Portland. We took ourContinue reading “Days 103-104: Feeling Strange”

Days 19-21: Learning About Portland, Oregon

I often go on bike tours when I’m checking out a new city because bike tours are the perfect way to see the sights and learn about the city’s history. You go faster than walking but slower than a car. It’s the perfect speed. Plus, you get some exercise and can feel the breeze. IContinue reading “Days 19-21: Learning About Portland, Oregon”

Day 16: Arriving in Portland, Oregon

After backpacking in Olympic National Park, I left Tracey’s house in Hood River around 9:00 pm. Because I couldn’t check into the hostel in downtown Portland until the following day and I just needed a place to sleep for a night, I booked a motel in the suburbs of Portland. I arrived at Rodeway InnContinue reading “Day 16: Arriving in Portland, Oregon”

Days 9-11: Hood River, Oregon

After breakfast in Bend, I headed to Hood River, Oregon. I kept seeing these adorable little huts with drive-through lanes, called Dutch Bros Coffee. One of the huts was across the street from my motel and I stopped in the day before. During that trip, I ordered a delicious blended coffee drink and the guyContinue reading “Days 9-11: Hood River, Oregon”

Day 8: Friends in Bend

The nice thing about staying in motels or hotels vs Airbnb’s is that they usually offer breakfast. I enjoyed a pretty typical American continental breakfast and headed towards a hiking trail I had found on an app, AllTrails. The trail was a 30-minute drive west of Bend. I pulled down the gravel road and rememberedContinue reading “Day 8: Friends in Bend”

Days 6-7: The City of Bend, Oregon

I loaded up my car so I could check out of the Airbnb by 11:00 am, and on the way out, I stopped to talk with Victoria, the owner. She asked where I was going next and we talked a little about my next destinations. Then I told her I wanted to make a documentary aboutContinue reading “Days 6-7: The City of Bend, Oregon”

Day 5: Depression in Roseburg, Oregon

The Airbnb owner, Victoria, had recommended that I check out this wildlife Safari nearby where animals roam, you can drive your car through, and the animals walk right up to your car. I arrived around 11:30 am and was told it takes about an hour and a half to drive through. I also signed upContinue reading “Day 5: Depression in Roseburg, Oregon”

Day 4: Alone in Roseburg, Oregon

The drive from Klamath Falls to Roseburg, Oregon took around three hours and winded through the tree-filled mountains. There were barely any cars on the road, so I was able to drive in peace, not worrying that I was driving too slow around the corners and hills. I stopped at a gas station in theContinue reading “Day 4: Alone in Roseburg, Oregon”

Day 3: Discovering Klamath Falls, Oregon

I checked into the Days Inn in Klamath Falls, OR (population 21,000) around 9:00 pm and was given a room on the second floor of the motel. I parked as close as I could but there wasn’t much parking near my room. I had to walk up the stairs of the building next to itContinue reading “Day 3: Discovering Klamath Falls, Oregon”

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