Epic Road Trip ~ the Full Time Lapse

direct youtube link music links: Fleet Foxes ~ Mykonos Ben Howard ~ Under the Same Sun Iron & Wine ~ Boy With a Coin Horse Feathers ~ Curs in the Weeds Fleet Foxes ~ Helplessness Blues Finally had a chance to pull this together. It’s pretty cool to see the whole thing – 3000 miles …

Epic Road Trip ~ Hood River

 The Columbia River Gorge   Emily is up before dawn. The car, she’s relieved, is intact, but she’s out in the rain in pajamas feeding the parking meter. This so we don’t get ticketed or towed before breakfast. And we do want breakfast. And coffee.           One last leg, just a …

Epic Road Trip ~ Oregon Dust Storm Video

dust storm in eastern Oregon   direct youtube video link Music by Matthew Mayfield – The Devil Within – The Fire EP    

Epic Road Trip ~ On to Portland

 into the Columbia River Valley   So, let’s review: We left Virginia in warm sunshine. Had snow in the Blue Ridge and the Alleghenies. Passed a toxic waste spill contaminating a river in West Virginia. Polar Vortex deep freeze and broken pipes in St. Louis. Snow storm in Missouri. Winds near hurricane force and Ground …

Epic Road Trip ~ into Oregon

 Oregon, finally.   Suddenly we’re in Oregon. It’s the high country, and there’s snow everywhere. The air smells like onions. No wonder. It’s the Ore-Ida plant. Ore-Ida (for Oregon and Idaho) is based at the border in the town of Ontario, and the largest producer of frozen potatoes and onions in the US at 600 million pounds …

Epic Road Trip ~ Idaho Video

music is “Sheets” by Damien Jurado, here   direct video link Leaving out of Boise, we head north with the wind, and follow the Snake River all the way to Oregon along the Oregon Trail. Just before the state line, a double rainbow appears. It’s a natural mirror of the man-made one we saw back in …

Epic Road Trip ~ Idaho

    Even in the dark we can see this is a different landscape. (I say “we,” but Emily is sleeping.) Hills are rounded, not craggy like the mountains we just left. Valleys are broad pans, and the highway undulates through them. Everything bears the mark of those biblical floods pouring out of Utah. It’s …