First real desert driving! Wow! It was around 80 miles between fuel stations. We went miles and miles without seeing a house or any buildings. We took route 20 for about 275 miles across Oregon in what is called high desert due to the elevation of 3500 to 6500 feet. The beginning of the route was mostly vegetable fields of Onions, potatoes and items we couldn't identify. Saw lots of Mexicans working in the onion fields along the way. Oh, and the speed limit is 55 - 45 the entire length, so we saved some on fuel. The drive does have several scenic areas, however the drive is mostly a long flat straight drive through a bright brown desert.
|Along State Route 20 in Oregon. Note the power lines to nowhere again.|
|Looks like the surface of the moon!|
|Arriving in Bend, Note the snow capped mountains in the background.|
Tomorrow we plan to do errands we have built up.