Today we left the State of Washington and entered the State of Oregon. We are going to drive along the West Cascade Scenic Byway.
There was a river running along beside us as we drove along.
However there wasn’t much more than the river that was scenic. I suppose if this was the very first scenic byway that we had driven on, I might find this more scenic, but compared to the majority of the scenic byways we have driven on, this is rather dull. I guess we are too spoiled by our previous drives up and over mountain tops, sometimes driving in the clouds, seeing alpine lakes and drifts of snow, that this scenic drive is just not measuring up to those drives. I guess they all can’t be more scenic than the previous one, every so often you come across a dud.
Smoky The Bear says the fire danger is moderate.
Two exciting things did happen though. We spotted another Black Tailed Deer crossing the road.
And we spotted this birds nest on top of a hydro pole.
We are still trying to figure out what kind of birds these are. If you know, please tell us.
So that is it, our first day in Oregon. Tomorrow we are staying put and relaxing, nothing planned except to do some laundry and some shopping. These two things promise a very exciting blog posting tomorrow so be sure to check back tomorrow and find out how the laundry and shopping turned out.
Till then… take care… oh yes, photos from today are on FLICKR.