Sunday, February 1, 2015 – Super Bowl Day
Beautiful sunrise this morning without a cloud in the sky. No touch-up. The sun painted everything this color as it rose in the sky.
Tonight is the Super Bowl, so I had better get the Dish going today in preparation for the big day. Amazing, technology allows someone to watch the game from such a remote place.
Nice to have the solar panel out after one day of cloudy travel and one day of clouds and rain. I didn’t even know north from south here at camp till this morning. I have a compass to tell me the directions, but the other night when I was placing the Dish towards the south, I now know I was pointing it north. Luckily, the satellites must be right above me, because I did get reception. The compass was telling me I was wrong, but being stubborn, I was sure I was looking south and the compass was wrong.
Let’s finish yesterday’s jeep excursion now. As I drove into the Kelso Depot I spotted this dilapidated house. Makes you wonder who lived there back in its heyday.Then further down was the old post office.
After stopping at the Depot for a few minutes to pick up some more brochures, I decided to head up to the Kelso Sand Dunes about seven miles south on Kelbaker Road. Wasn’t till I got there I found that it is a 4 mile walk out to the dunes. Not up to that today.
It was at this point I made my decision to go to Baker for gas. I just had to find out what was on the 35 miles of Kelbaker Road going west. Plus, I’m not sure I will get over this way again. It is around 2:15 so I knew I couldn’t dawdle or I would be driving home after dark.
I must say, the drive was pretty but nothing spectacular. I could see mountains all around but they were off in the distance. This road goes up and over a wide pass between the Kelso Mountains and the Mare Mountains. The mountains are nothing like the Providence Mountains behind me.
See you later.