The rain started in the middle of the night, so this morning between rain drops we packed up and were on our way south along the “5”.
Foggy and Misty:
We knew our friends, Larry and Peg, were in the area so we headed that way. We got in after lunch and spent the rest of the day talking and laughing and getting caught up with each other. The last time we saw them was last year at Pahrump so it was great to see them again.
Stats for Today;
Miles Traveled: 128 Miles
Oregon: State Street, Valentine Avenue: SR-99; I-5
What a wonderful day. Peg and Larry and us played tourist. First, they took us to breakfast at a little place in Jacksonville – it was YUMMY. Here we are:
Jacksonville is this cute little town – one of the buildings I found interesting:
From there we went to Eagle Point – cool covered bridge:
And then to Butte Creek Mill:
This mill began operations in 1872 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It “is the last water-powered grist mill, still commercially operating, this side of the Mississippi”.
We went inside and took a walk thru the mill. Love this setting:
Us goofing around – :
Their stores was full of different flours, grains, cereals, rice, and mixes plus other cool kitchen stuff. From there we walked over to the antique store housed in the old cheese factory:
More information on the mill can be found here: http://buttecreekmill.com/about-us/the-mill/
We continued on our way with a stop at The Wood House. At one time, the Wood House became the most photographed and art painted house in the Pacific Northwest, and it still claims that title today. More info can be found here: http://oldwoodhouse.org/tag/oregon/
Since the day continued to be dry, we continued our trip to the dam and Lost Creek Lake – beautiful but very low:
Our last stop was the Cole M Rivers Fish Hatchery where they raise Rainbow trout, Coho, spring and fall Chinook salmon, and summer and winter steelhead. The tanks:
What a big fish!:
What I liked about this hatchery is that you could walk around all the tanks. We saw this on the other side and had to find out what they were doing. See the hose going into the tank on the truck. Look closer – it is fish!:
When the truck held 850 pounds they stopped and off they went “somewhere”.
We continued our walk to the fish ladder viewing area:
We did not see any fish coming up the ladder – Oh well.
We finished the day being treated to Larry and Peg’s salmon steaks on the grill – YUM!! YUM!!
A big thank you to Larry and Peg. We had a wonderful two days and look forward to seeing you in Pahrump or Yuma. Did I say how blessed we are with the people in our lives – .
Tomorrow we continue our trek south so stay tuned and enjoy today.