The Red Vespa survived the night without any unscheduled visitors in spite of the warning signs posted in the parking area. I'd locked the steering which in turn locks the saddle and glove box so if anyone wants to go for a spin they'll have to work pretty hard at it.
|Good morning Red Vespa person|
|I be stylin'|
Moving right along with the continuing saga I saddled up and hit the first gas station for a fill-up, then went to look for an auto parts store as I needed to buy ANOTHER funnel for adding oil. Exactly like the two at home, one of which I bought just a few days ago when I was riding the Bumblebee. Duh..
|My favorite store|
Hey, how 'bout this: Yesterday just as I'd passed through Gardiner [the little burg just north of Reedsport] I spotted the granddaddy of all road kills, an adult black bear. It wasn't all torn up so whatever took it out must have had rubber bumpers. Now that's pretty exciting, eh? Like to hear about my breakfast at McDonald's? No?
OK, so I stopped for yet another and hopefully better photo of The Dalles dam with Mt Hood in the background. The resulting images were dismal so I trashed them. Blankety-blank telephoto! Blankety-blank dam!
|The Dalles Dam. How much excitement can one person handle in a single day?|
More stops at view points, some were actual and some were imaginary just because the shoulder on the road was wide enough to park on.
|Looks a bit hazy to me|
|Another plaque telling folks what the grand view is all about.|
|And finally the grand view itself. Yippee.|
Having exhausted my picture taking urges mostly because I'd just passed through this way a few days ago I elected to press on, hoping to reach Boise, ID for the night's stay. I made good time and lucked out finding a really nice Comfort Inn for a reasonable price so here I am. Denny's is right next door which should tell you all you need to know about my upcoming dinner.
361 miles today, not bad for a little Red Vespa. Where am I going? Sort of east I think. For awhile.