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Oregon is 50.

July 18, 2010

With our arrival in Oregon, my goal of visiting all 50 states is now complete. Hooray!

On Sunday, James cooked us a home-style breakfast (with eggs from his own chickens) and then escorted us down the coast road and in and out of seacoast villages. The weather was as expected: cool and misty with a thin overcast, but not raining. It was still slow going but we had many great views of the Pacific. On the way, Sebastian’s rear brake line sprung a leak—odd because we had replaced it earlier in the week in Seattle. We decided that Seb could live without a rear brake for a few days until we could get to a Honda dealer after the weekend. James needed to leave us in Lincoln City so we thanked him for his hospitality and off he went.

Lincoln City with James

A few miles farther down the coast, we turned inland toward our next meet-up in Eugene.

We were there later than we had intended, but we did much better than the night before and arrived in Eugene about 3. Cary happened to have a brake line that he could spare, so we installed it, bled the brakes and were as good as new. Our plan had been to ride with Cary down to Crater Lake. It was clear that we wouldn’t make it all the way, but we did start out and by 8:00 reached a campground within striking distance of the park.

Susan Creek Campground

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Holly permalink
    July 21, 2010 9:28 pm

    Congrats on making the big 50…although I thought you did that a few years ago, Pete! 😉

    FYI: We’re leaving for our vacation (Cooperstown, Rochester, Toronto, Milwaukee (Neil Young!), Chicago, Pittsburgh (M&W!)and plan to be back home around Aug 6 or 7.

    Happy Trails…

    • Sky Cole permalink
      July 22, 2010 7:41 pm

      I’m envious. Grew up outside of Chicago, went to school outside of Pittsburgh, went to the Rochester area years ago with Peter (on motorcycles), and am heading to Cooperstown in the Spring when the cricket vs baseball exhibit arrives.

  2. Sky Cole permalink
    July 22, 2010 7:45 pm

    I’m going to have to pay closer attention to your proposed route now that you’re back in the States. I failed to inform you of an excellent restaurant in Linclon (although–what a surprise–it’s a seafood restaurant). But even a bigger failure on my part was not to tell you about Prince Puckler’s Ice Cream in Eugene. I’ll try not to let it happen again.

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