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Beginnings of a new adventure

At last, we are in Salem, Oregon. It took each of us 4 days and 3 nights to drive from Peoria to Salem.   It was a nice long (very long) drive that served the purpose of “stress decompression”.  The drive was along I-80 about 3/4 of the way and then I-84,  nothing difficult about it especially with the assistance of GPS navigating the overnight stops.  I tried to take pictures with my cell phone which I posted on pd.kalafut.net, the pictures did not do the drive justice at all.  I don’t think there is a better way of seeing the country other than driving through it.  There are no words to describe the drive through Wyoming and along the Columbia River in Oregon, it was just simply beautiful.

The day I reached Salem was Saturday, May 8th.  There wasn’t a cloud in the sky.  It was lovely blue skies with a temperature around 78F.  That must be good omen for a city that is cloudy most days of the year.   Jim was already waiting in front of the apartment as I was driving into McNary Heights.  We left some really good friends behind in Peoria,  but we are ready to start anew in Salem Oregon.  So here we go…..   Adventure in the Northwest for the Kalafut’s.