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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
12th Jul 2013 - Summer 2013
Day 37-July 12, 2013-Downtown Pendleton, OR

Day 37-July 12, 2013-Downtown Pendleton, OR
Beautiful weather again, 85, sunny.
Looked at maps again this morning and formed a plan for the next few days. Called some campgrounds to make sure there was room for us.
Took the shuttle into town and on the way it picked up Chief William of the Yakima Nation Tribe who told us about the Farmer’s Market every Friday in town. We were let off at the Underground Tour, a tour that takes you back 100 years and you walk around the Chinese quarters, the saloons and the brothels but we were kind of put off by all the stairs involved (my hip was really put off by that) so we saw a movie theatre across the street and went to see “The Lone Ranger”. We were the only ones in the theatre but it was a great movie. Johnny Depp doesn’t even have to say a word to be great and the William Tell Overture toward the end was wonderful. Part of what I liked was even though it’s supposed to be in Texas it was shot in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada and we’ve been to places that looked just like what was in the movie so I could relate to it and almost visualize it happening. Really a good movie. Lots of action.
When we got out the Farmer’s Market had just opened and we walked around and bought some wonderful vinegars to go with the oils I bought in Estes Park. Lots of fresh fruit stands and the one that had blackberries and raspberries had a line the whole length of the market. By the time we came back the other way a few hours later they had sold out of everything except strawberries. The bus driver told us about a brewery “The Prodigal Son” so we went there and I had a sampler flight and Harry had a “Bruce Lee Porter”. The building it’s in is really old and has a lot of history to it. We struck up a conversation with a local who worked for the forest service in the biology dept. Interesting man. Walked back via the Riverwalk near town and then back to Main St. where there were a few bands and live entertainment at the restaurants and Farmer’s Market. The shuttle brought us back to the campsite for dinner and then we walked back over to the Casino. Zero luck again tonight. The wind was really blowing and it had gotten chilly when we came out of the casino, it was all we could do to walk upright on the way back to camp to read and get ready to head out tomorrow.

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Diary Photos

Harry at Farmers Market

Us at Prodigal Son Brewery

Sunset at casino

Diary Movies

Wild Horse Campground movie

Pendleton, OR Farmer's Market movie

Sunset at casino movie

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