October 2 Cove Palisades to Sunriver

Today we were on the road again, leaving the absolutely gorgeous Cove Palisades State Park and continuing south on US-97. We cruised through some more marijuana* fields as we made our way through Terrabonne, Redmond, Bend and Sunriver before turning off onto the two-lane blacktop roads to the Bend/Sunriver Thousand Trails Preserve. Thanks to our TT membership, we get to stay here for free but it certainly isn’t as nice as the place we stayed last night.

We found one of the few RV spaces with only a partially blocked view to the south which gives us rudimentary satellite TV reception but almost surgically eliminates most of the channels that offer viewing without religious fervor, discussions of the frequency of bowel movements or paste jewelry with long, official GIA-sounding but fabricated names. We’ll have to find other entertainment. It seems pretty unlikely we will find any outdoors because it is still chilly during the day and freezing at night.

Nevertheless, we are quite cozy in our Barbarian Invader and we have superb food stores. We also have Red Dead Redemption II to fill some of the idle hours.

*Some of the local folks we chatted with in the state park tried to tell us that the things we were seeing were hemp plants. Since hemp fibers come from the stems, I am doubtful the plants are hemp because they are very short, have enormous, luscious-looking colas and reek of Da Kine when passing downwind of the production. If it’s hemp, I want a hemp shirt so everyone could think I smell like a skunk.

Two pix. Click the link. https://photos.app.goo.gl/MyRVwgMCe17sWn2o9

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