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As we moved into the last driving day of our trip, we edged toward the plains. The landscape still has quite a bit of rolling relief in this area, with some characteristic human interventions, like rows of wind turbines along … Continued


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We’re up to Saturday, 8/16, which seemed a quintessentially Western U.S. sort of travel day. Long. Hot, because it’s summer. Superficially boring, unless you are tuned to subtleties. We started the day in Nampa, Idaho, and ended it in Rock … Continued


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We left the cool coast on Saturday morning and headed east along the Columbia River Gorge into increasing heat. My sister had suggested that we take a slight detour east of Portland and visit Multnomah Falls. Because of the scorching … Continued

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