- I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Brew Trail and Lava Lands, September 19-23
The Thousand Trails in Sun River was "downsizing" for the season, but we had no trouble finding a spot without reservations. We set up and settled in. The next morning Joel headed back over the hill to the Reim complex to retrieve a few things he forgot and will need sometime during the next year. I stayed home and had a "me" day. On Friday we headed over to the visitor center to find out if our Ale Trail passes would still be good this late in the season and determined they were. But....we had to finish the tours by Saturday in order to turn in our passes, as the visitor center was not open on Sunday and we wanted to leave by Monday. Hmmm. Five breweries in one day? We managed by to visit all and still function by only sampling by and sharing. We returned on Saturday and claimed our prize of the sili cups, a cool silicone glass which is great for RVing because it is non breakable. What is our favorite brewery? Well, mine was the Three Creeks in Sisters.
After retrieving our prize we headed over to the Lava Lands Visitor Center. I had wanted to visit it the last time we were here, but it was closed. It's only open Thursday thru Monday. There are some great exhibits of the lava fields and lava beds and a great little interpretive trail through the lava beds.
We headed out on the paved trail. Amazing this tree can grow in all of the lava. Later we took the car and drove up to the cinder cone, the round mound on the upper right of the picture.
Mt. Bachalor in the distance
The next day we walked the River Lava Cave which is a huge lava tube. Its about a mile walk in a huge lava tube (i.e. 2 mile round trip). Be sure to bring your own lantern or be prepared to rent one, because for the most part, except for a few stairs, the lava tube is in a primitive condition and it is pitch black inside, thus no pictures. The best part is that it was cool inside and no smoke!
We had a great few days, and it is time to move on south. Stay tuned as we continue to migrate.