M doc appt is at 2:30 PM...........one hour to go and at least I will have some answers.......whether they are the ones I want or not remains to be seen!!!! LOL!
The grandsons and I went on a little trip (400+ miles) monday evening!We left here after I got off of work and drove to prineville. On our way down the mountain we saw some antelope and deer. When we got to Prineville we stayed at the best western. The boys swam for an hour or so when we got there while I sat pool side and read. I needed the R & R after working all day (up at 5:30 am) then driving over a 150 and miles!
Tuesday we were up at 7 am (5:30 for me) had breakfast and drove 45 minutes to the painted hills.
The above picture is one of the pics I took in the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Park. We hiked to an overlook to get this pic.
We then got back in the car after traveling/hiking thru this unit for a couple of hours and drove another 75 miles or so to another unit of the John Day fossil beds call the Sheep Creek Unit. We visited the Paleontology center and an old homestead from the 1800's.
The boys being silly! They are talking about picking up their dates in their "new" pick up!! (On the Cant Ranch)
After a couple of hours here we traveled another 90 miles to the Clarno unit of the John Day Fossil Beds.
This is Cathedral Rock........just part of the scenery on the drive!!!
On up the road further we took a detour and hiked the Story in Stone Trail to look at this:
Back in the car and off to the Clarno unit.We hiked the Trail of Fossils and saw some beautiful country in this unit.
The Clarno Palisades
Overall we had a great day! And we only covered a tiny bit of this 14,000 acre monument!
Hope you enjoyed your visit into the Oregon desert! We did! If you want to know more without running into the wild critters like rattlesnakes, scorpions, and black widows (no we did not see any of these thank goodness!) And dealing with the heat (it was a 109 in some of the places we were at) you can visit the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument site on the internet!!
Thanks for "killing" the last hour with me and its off to the doctor I go!!!