Sunny’s Oregon Trail

Thanks to Jane for capturing this video.  I really appreciate everyone singing along with me!

My house plants are threatening to wilt if I do not find a way to move my daily personal jam sessions outside for a bit while I am parked in Moab.  I want to oblige them and perform for my friends.  But the dry winds here are ferocious during my stay.  I find it a challenge to breathe outside much less sing.  Sand blasting my banjo does not seem like a good idea either.  Finally a calmer day arrives and I con my friends into joining me for a sing-along.

While in Moab, I enjoy some professional bluegrass. This band called "Quicksand Soup" plays for free downtown every Wednesday night during the summer.
Punkin stays out of the dust and wind by putting her time to good use creating delightful stained glass pieces.

After Moab

From Moab, I plan five days of driving to get me to Springfield and the RV Collision repair shop that will fix the blown tire damage done by to the front, right wheel well last year.  I choose to wait until I reach Oregon because Straight Line RV in Springfield is the first shop that agrees to allow me to live in my rig while they remold and repair the fiberglass.

The drive up to my first stop at the fairly new and very impressive Rollin’ Home RV park south of Salt Lake City is uneventful.  The next day I enter the Salt Lake City traffic almost as soon as I leave the park.  Salt Lake City seems to go on forever.  Of the 5 hours I spend driving, 4 of those traffic filled interstate hours make me feel like this part of Utah is just one huge congested metropolis.

Almost, but not quite out of Utah altogether, I park at Earp and James RV park in Snowville, Utah.  This is an inexpensive first come, first served unattended park that borders a lush pasture.  The park itself is decorated with old farm equipment like the tractor pictured above.  I arrive so early in the afternoon that I am first here.  But later in the day, rigs pulling in off the interstate pretty much fill the usable sites.

Idaho to Oregon

Waterfall along the Mackenzie River

As I move further west, the land becomes greener.  At first this verdancy is achieved with the assistance of copious amounts of irrigated water.  Later, the forests take over and flowers appear.  Then, the weather goes too far.  Winds return, temperatures drop and the next thing I know, I am in a blizzard (well sort of).

To experience the thrill and beauty of traveling in Oregon in late May, ride along with me in the video below.

In Loving Memory

Stormy Weathers

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

8 Replies to “Sunny’s Oregon Trail”

  1. jim Sandy dukeman says: Reply

    That looks like a little bit of NC, wait 5 minutes and the weather will change BIG TIME. Glad things went well and hope you get the rig fixed like you want it. Good to here from you. GOD BLESS

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      True about the weather. So glad to see spring flowers here. I miss them when I am in the desert.

  2. Thank goodness there was no reason to have to think about chains!! Who knew in May? You are such an inspiration making these trips by yourself. You are my hero. The banjo must be your “thing” cause your really good and you look so relaxed. Hope you enjoy your stay in Oregon and good luck with the fix!

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Thanks for the encouragement. I am so lucky to keep meeting wonderful people (like you guys) wherever I roam. Makes it easier to keep exploring. I do love the banjo – hope Earl Scruggs would be proud of my old lady banjo playing.

  3. Thanks for sharing your travels and musical ?
    Talents! Keep on keeping on Deb. Love ya Theresa aka wannabe violin ? player

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      You can do it! The fiddle is actually pretty easy to learn especially if you have ever taken piano lessons. Thanks for following me Theresa!

  4. Jack and Ruth Ann Chapman says: Reply

    After several years I finally found your blog. So happy you are still enjoying the life. Any chance you are coming back to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta for the 50th this year. We are once again (4th time) to celebrate. Keep enjoying the RV Life Jack and Ruth Ann Chapman

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      So glad that you found me! YES, I will be volunteering at Balloon Fiesta this year. Can’t wait to see you guys there!!

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