Since my last visit to Sunriver, the house we stay in has sprung for wireless internet. Life is good.
Here’s what I’ve been up to…
Last night we stayed in Corning, which is known as the Olive Town, and claims the Olive Pit as a major attraction. Although the Holiday Inn Express we stayed in was nice, the town is pretty much just a pit. There were three truck stops, and I think that’s all that’s keeping that town alive.
Since we couldn’t get into the Sunriver rentals until 4pm today, we took our time on the drive. We stopped in Redding at the Barnes and Noble so Hamburger could buy a few magazines, and at Jamba Juice for a smoothie. Then it was Klamath Falls and Taco Time (hey, it was either that or Burger King). Then, the highlight of the trip so far…Dairy Queen in La Pine. Good times, huh?
Central Oregon is still flat. And still covered in trees. If you ever have the opportunity to drive Highway 97…don’t. It’s fine if you’re using it to get to Bend, but otherwise? Meh. I think it says something that the highlight of our day was the Dairy Queen. And really, I like Oregon. I used to live here. It has no sales tax. It has Powells. And beautiful coastal communities. And Dufur. I mean, really. Who can resist Dufur? Not to mention Friend. ‘Cause I lived there too. And let’s not forget Boyd, another stop in my brief life as an Oregonian. Who cares if I was 5 years old at the time…I figure since I once lived in towns that no longer exist, I can poke fun at Central Oregon.
Anyways, we finally made to Sunriver around 4:30, and so far I’ve been on a bike ride and rallied a bit at ping-pong. I think Hamburger was using me too warm up for the tournament that will be sure to occur later this week. Now I’m holed up with the computer, elated at the fact that I have a connection to the outside (because Sunriver really is kind of a self-contained world).
And I get to spend the next 6 days with 30 people I consider family, but wouldn’t necessarily choose to hang with on a regular basis. So please, take pity and leave lots of comments.