Saturday, August 11, 2007

Monticello, UT ; Burley, ID ; The Dalles, OR

Including small scenic detours and a consistent never-before-manifested talent for taking the wrong exit and wandering around towns looking for the gas station or the motels or whatever, I have come 1427 miles since pulling away from Candelario Street late Wednesday morning. According to Google maps, only 305 miles left to go.

Phil Whalen grew up here in The Dalles. In the 30s. Before the dam I can see out the motel window. Mount Hood looms to the west. The folks in the motel office say it takes about 40 minutes to get to Mt. Hood from here. And that Google now has an R&D campus in town.

Now for some waterfall-hunting along the Historic Columbia River Highway further downriver, then streak for home; if an apartment I've never seen can be home. Yet.

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