Sunday, October 19, 2008

Oct 19, 2008 - Outback Trail in Oregon

We left Lakeview after taking a few pictures of the town, unfortunately they turned out a bit fuzzy. We drove right past Alberts Rim and Albert Lake. The amount of light and the shadows didn't show off the rim very well. In hind sight, I wish we had driven a little ways up the road and got a better look. The country north of Lakeview along Highway 395/31 hosts lots of cattle.
Summer Lake was very interesting. There were little puddles of water here and there, but mostly it was light tan dirt. The lake area was huge. It almost filled the whole basin. Candleman said he read that Summer Lake only fills every 300 years or so. We stopped in a small town, probably Paisley, for a rest stop. No gas stations open; only a little grocer, but no restroom. Some ladies directed us to the city park that had a porta-potty. Desperate times call for desperate measures! I took a picture of Paisley's main street because the trees looked so pretty.
Driving into LaPine in hopes of finding a gas station, we passed a quilt store. While Candleman filled the car, Mom and I walked down the street to the quilt store. We figured it would be closed on Sunday, but thought we could get a peek in the windows. Not so, they were covered with pretty curtains,but the door was open. Oh lucky day!

It was such a cute store with lots of fun things. We both bought some fun keepsakes. I bought a tool to make some cute scarves using Homespun fabric.

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