Sunday, April 2, 2017

Road Trip - Day Four Sliding Into Five

Day four was for the most part, spent preparing for our return to Portland and taking my brother in to see his primary doctor. Later my father treated everyone to a wonderful meal at Blue Water Grill.
Very scrumptious seafood
 Day five started out early after saying goodbye to my brother Don and saintly family friend Don G. who has been taking care of everything while my brother has been ill. We could not have left for Portland if it were not for our confidence in his management of the whole situation. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Don.

Right after this thank you my computer decided it had enough and just quit working the rest of the trip. I was unable to comment on any blogs I follow as well as completing any posts. We are home now and life for the most has returned to normal except for this miserable chest cold that I brought back to Portland with me and promptly shared with MeMa.......sorry, love.

When we left Arizona we left blue sky and a desert that had not dried out yet from 100+ temps. So as you can see there is still green in them thar hills.
Joshua tree - Yucca brevifolia
Believe me there is no shortage of these odd looking trees
After traveling many miles, we felt we needed to treat ourselves at some of the local Casinos
MeMa made me promise we would not eat at the boring and unhealthy chain restaraunts so.....Zingos is not a chain or fast food establishment. The food was surprisingly good. 
With record rainfall in California the hills that are normally golden brown are as green as any hill in Oregon

We quickly went from blue sky and dry pavement to heavy snow and very little pavement.
I truly enjoyed my trip, sadly unable to spend quality time with my twin brother but happy to have been able to spend some time alone on the road with my father. Thanks Dad for always being ready to travel that next roadway.


  1. It sounds like you accomplished a lot on your trip.

  2. Glad you both had a safe trip!

  3. I wondered where you were on your trip. I thought maybe you were having too much fun to post. It does sound like a memorable time and what different landscapes, minus the cold snowy part.

  4. So glad you've had some family time in the sun to aid your recovery, Doc. Your brother's home looks like my kind of place ; books, art and a decent temperature! Love the pink/red walls. You could have done without catching a chest cold and I hope that you and MeMa make a speedy recovery.