August 25, 2009
After a very restful night in the Wal Mart parking lot we decided to unhook the Jeep from the MH and head out to find the infamous potholes. Twenty-five miles west of Othello is a huge reservoir where the potholes are supposedly located. We stopped at Potholes State Park and after searching and reading all of the literature on the bulletin boards found that the potholes are actually at the bottom of the reservoir. Now we understand why the internet was unable to provide us with good info on potholes. Oh well, it was a valiant effort but no luck viewing the potholes.
Eastern Washington is quite different from the rest of the state. It is actually a desert area and the heat was intolerable. We have become accustomed to cooler temps and did not like the 90- degree weather with the scalding sun.
Once into Oregon and out of the desert climate we opted to stop early and hunker down for the night. We stopped at Emigrant Springs State Campground right off the interstate. The CG is a really nice place with full hook-ups for only $16.00 per night. It sits in a heritage area along the Oregon Trail.
“Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area preserves a site near
travelers once replenished their water supplies. Now visitors
find a refreshing place to camp in an old-growth forest
between Pendleton and La Grande.”
r0n NOTE: isn’t this a Beautiful Country we have, when you can just pull off the road at no particular place and find the things we have been able to run into!