Off to Prineville, OR.

Off to Prineville, OR.

4/14/2023: He drives SOOOOOO slowly.

The alarm went off again this morning. I thought this was supposed to be a time to sleep in and relax! We needed to get moving to Prineville, OR. The distance was 163 miles, which wasn't bad. However, going over the pass made Andy drive like he was 90 years old. I could have gotten out of the moving RV, peed, had lunch, and walked to catch up to him. But for his first time this far, he did great. It was so sweet that when he would get into the slow lane, everyone who drove by waved with just one finger. They must have thought he was doing great too!

Once we arrived, we got our part installed. Because of the mix-up, the company offered us a free place to stay over the weekend. It had a 50 amp plug-in but not much else. We are parked in the parking lot. We're not complaining. It's free! This is home for tonight and tomorrow night.

Not far down the road is the Crooked River Wetlands Complex, a system of constructed wetlands covering over 700 acres. It was created to provide habitat for wildlife, filter stormwater runoff, and improve water quality in the Crooked River. Managed by the City of Prineville, the complex includes several different wetland types, such as emergent marshes, mudflats, and riparian areas.

Here are three facts about the Crooked River Wetlands Complex:

  1. The complex was created in the early 2000s as a collaborative effort between the City of Prineville, the Bureau of Reclamation, and other partners.
  2. The wetlands are home to a variety of wildlife, including over 200 species of birds, 20 species of mammals, and 10 species of reptiles and amphibians.
  3. The complex includes a unique wetland treatment system that uses natural processes to filter and treat stormwater runoff from the City of Prineville before it enters the Crooked River.

Today’s photos are of the RV/CRV getting ready to leave Battle Ground, RV/CRV on top of the pass, and a few of me providing some of the best copiloting on the planet. Finally, we made it to our home for the night.

We don’t leave for Bend until Sunday, so tomorrow is another day for exploring and adventure. 

Happy Friday!