It’s a lot easier to find the motivation for a serious hike when I’m with someone else. So thanks @rvchickadee for going with me to Timberline Lake the other day!
Having just come from lower elevation I was panting most of the way. But we made it to the lake, and then went all the way around it before going back. Go us!
The Polaroid SX-70 can take some really great close-up photos. This is not one of them. 😝 This was an attempt to capture the bright colors of this glassware that was hand blown at Blenko Glass and on display at Tamarack. (To give the photographers some perspective, this was shot handheld at ISO 100 and f/8. Shutter speed was about 1/2 second. The SX-70’s shutter has a maximum aperture of f/8 and the film is a fixed speed of around 100-125).
Mega-PitStop! We decided to make a left turn and do a quick stop at the Indy Motor Speedway on our way to Cincinnati. We got to see most of the race winning cars from the last 50 years or so and Brandon got to take a pic with the one that won the year he was born! It was tough to stay under the speed limit after we left!
When traveling down the West Virginia Turnpike, a stop at Tamarack is always a relaxing stop. We can usually find a couple Christmas gifts when we are in there. Lots of fun and interesting West Virginia crafts here.
This is the first time for me to travel with the same bunch for a few weeks. I'm having so much fun, never run out of things to do or talk about. It's interesting how people from all walks of life and with completely different backgrounds can get together, travel, and get along. I believe our way of thinking of life is a big part of who we are and we become friends faster. These type of communities are not that common if you live the "normal" life, maybe only happens with your family. This is an amazing experience, I'm discovering Oregon with awesome peeps while getting to know myself more. #xscapers#travelingtogether#rvingtogether#rvcaravan
The best place to stay when visiting northeast Kentucky is the Ashland/Huntington West KOA. If you stop here, ask to be placed in the upper level. The lower level is advertised as being quiet and tucked away. While it is tucked away, it is fairly full of longer term campers who sometimes stay up late, drink and party into the wee hours.
A few memorable scenes from Mt Angel Oktoberfest. We had a blast with friends new and old. I think we have a few new converts. Learned that every man knows the words to Journey-Don’t Stop Believing (even if they claim to hate Journey). Shots are best licked off the ski and many points can be earned by eating Schnitzel sandwich’s. Thanks for the fun and keep your Drindl in the right direction! #mtangeloktoberfest#oktoberfest#xscapers#rvlife#funwithfriends#festlife
The other covered bridge in Greenup county, Kentucky is the Bennett’s Mill bridge. This bridge is still in use today. It has a 3ton weight limit, so we couldn’t drive the dually over it, but we did walk through it. While the upper portion has been rebuilt, the base is original to the bridge which was built in 1855.
We visited in eastern Kentucky for a few days, where Malcolm grew up. Besides having dinner with several of his high school classmates (something they do on a monthly basis), we went sightseeing in the area. There are still two covered bridges in Greenup county, KY. This is the Oldtown bridge. It is no longer used for traffic and each end was closed off with high chain link fence. It appeared to be on private property but there were no signs indicating that we couldn’t walk around and photograph it.