It looks like there are no photos on the blog from the time we left Salem, OR until today. Here's a start:
|Saying goodbye to J.E.|
|Forest fire information display|
A little further east, we went through a beautiful ponderosa pine forest untouched by the fire:
Further east in Oregon, we left trees behind and entered the desert which has a rugged beauty:
That evening we went with Christian and Susan to a new recreational area on the Boise River where a dam has been constructed which provides a sort of practice/play area for kayakers and surfboarders. We watched, along with Ella and Fritz.
|Fun in the water|
|Watching the kayakers|
|Purple mountain's majesty|
It's time to leave the motel - more later.