Saturday, August 31, 2013


Somewhat reluctantly, we left the Oregon coast with the amazing beaches, fantastic lighthouses and the azure Pacific Ocean.  

Our destination  was Junction City, a suburb of Eugene Oregon to visit the "little boy" that grew up next door to John and I.  That "little boy has turned out to be an extremely successful organic farmer and business man.  

Gabe and Sophie Cox began their venture, Groundworks, with just five acres and now they farm one hundred thirty acres with greenhouses to extend their growing season for over sixty varieties of fruits and vegetables.                                                                              Groundworks is now a family business with the addition of their two sweet girls, Hanna and Nola. 
Almost fifty percent of their sales is at farmers markets in Portland, Bend, Eugene.  Check out their website while traveling through Oregon.  You just may be fortunate enough to shop at their huge booth.  

After being treated to two huge trays of fruits and vegetables, we said good-by to the Cox family and headed toward Sisters, Oregon.  

The road to sisters provided two sights: a road construction site on Oregon 126 that will eliminate many curves in the road.

The closer we drew to Sisters, we saw lava flows from ancient volcanoes, snow capped mountains and wildfire ravaged mountains.

Finally, we arrived in Sisters. 

The three sisters are volcanic peaks in the Cascade Volcanic Arc in the Cascade Mountains. Early settlers named the peaks Faith, Hope and Charity.  

 At the feet of these three peaks is where we were, in the town of Sisters, Oregon.  

Three sisters2.jpg
Note the llava flow on the lower left half of the photo.

Finding a  parking spot for fifty six feet of motorhome and trailer was not an easy project, but at the end of town, we found the Sisters Elementary School that had a huge, mostly level, parking lot and a very congenial administrator who allowed us to park there overnight.  She and her husband are planning to hit the road in two years in their fifth-wheel.

We were also greeted by this creature!

Defensive mode

Does not know I am there
The town is for tourists with many quaint shops.  I am not much of a tourist town person and a little goes a very long for me. 

John is the shopper / looker.  I find that a bit unusual.  I always thought women were supposed to be the shoppers. Just calls us the "Odd Couple."

                                                Our linner (lunch and dinner)

Mine was a spinach and veggie enchalata with verde' sauce black beans and rice.   

John chose the Halibut, rice, black beans and Mexican veggies.                                                                                                

With our appetites satisfied, we headed back to the motorhome for a peaceful night's sleep.  We came upon this beautiful piece of art. "The Wild Stallion."

Thursday, we were off to Bend to visit with our friends Doug and Sherry Sheridan of Aloha Llamas.  
It had been ten years since we had been together when I flew to Oregon to choose a breeding llama to "introduce" to my lady llamas.  Ohhh, what beautiful crias (babies) we had!  Thanks again Sherry and Doug.

I was so excited to see them that I totally forgot to take any photos, so I have grabbed their photos from their website.

Time passed too quickly and we left for Prineville, Oregon and the Crook County RV Park.  More on that later.  

Till next time....God bless you all mightily!


  1. We love the area you were just in. We were in Bend last weekend.

  2. You were headed east as we were heading west!! We're in Lincoln City now. I actually love Sisters even though it is touristy. If you get off the main drag, it's a pretty little town. We usually stay at the city park - didn't know the school would allow parking. Hope you enjoy Prineville.

  3. Looks like great fun with friends! We love everu part of Oregon. What a fantastic state!

  4. WOW...what an adventure you two have been on. Isn't it so much fun meeting up with old friends? We are moochdooking right now with friends we met in Mission three years ago. Wonderful time.

    I learn something new about you two each time I read your blog. I never knew you raised llamas. How cool. They are beautiful animals.

  5. Seems to me it would be expected to have curvy roads near Bend, OR. ;)

  6. Oh .... my husband is a shopper / looker too and so is another RVing friend. Women end up shopping for necessities. These guys like flea markets, goodwills and anything else with lots of junk.

  7. Such wonderful scenery and love the Llamas. Sounds like you had a great time there.

  8. Just stunning! It will be hard to leave...on our list for next summer!

  9. I've only flown into Oregon....looks like I ought to try seeing it your way! Beautiful!


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