four years ago today [2012.09.15]
i woke up this day at the rest stop just over the oregon border and explored some of eastern oregon. i had never been to this part of the state and it was very different than the northwestern part i'd previously seen.. it had a very dry feel to it like the states i had just been in. perhaps it was due to the drought that year, though there still seemed to be a different feeling in the air.. i recall signs of or the feel of old western culture like i'd seen in some places on the way there.
i drove through a national forest or two, and made a couple short stops there on my way to washington. the day before i had booked my first campground stay, and i made it almost all the way there after leaving oregon. i slept on the side of the road a little over half an hour away. after ten days on the road, it was going to be nice to take a little break the following day.