Posts From Oregon


Lassen Forest - Playing in the snow (Yreka, Oregon)

Journal entry for Monday 28th Jan, 2013 (day 208, miles 21489)

Today was simply over the mountains to I-5. As it turned out the weather was good, with no new snow and hence no problems with chains and closed roads. The trip was through the beautiful Ponderosas of Lassen National Forest. Along the way we took the opportunity to play a bit in the snow to see whether we could get the truck bogged. I am glad to report we did not. Maybe we simply did not try hard enough.

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A travel day (Portland, Oregon)

Journal entry for Tuesday 29th Jan, 2013 (day 209, miles 21827)

Nothing exciting happened today. We simply traveled along I-5 with the goal of making Portland before the day ended.

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Vehicle Service - all day (Portland, Oregon)

Journal entry for Wednesday 30th Jan, 2013 (day 210, miles 21827)

We were up this morning at 5:30 am in order to get to McCoy Freightliner by 6:00am in order to have the truck serviced in advance of shipping to Russia. When we called McCoy about a week ago we were told that they don't take bookings, it is first come first served and we are open from 6:00am until 11:00 pm. Since we wanted to get finished in a day we decided to try and be first. That worked out as we were indeed the first customers of the day. The bit of the story we had not anticipated was that while the office is open from 6:00am the mechanics/technicians don't arrive until 7:00am (or later). Anyway about that time activity started on the yellow truck.

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