My 2nd night on the road paired with a long overdue visit with my grandpa and his property up in Monmouth, Oregon. Arriving right after stopping through Corvallis—the cool, breezy evening was a pleasant surprise for what I was expecting from Oregon weather and the drive up I-5. I got treated to a wonderful dinner and a real bed to sleep in, much better than the awkward rest stop experience the night before.
The morning was greeted by a beautiful, sunny, morning, with perfect temperatures as the sun crested the hills.
I got to walk the farm with Grandpa Ron for the first time in over a decade and see it as an adult. Quite a neat property—I guess I was lucky it wasn’t the boiling heat of summer or the snowy cold of winter. He spoiled me with a tasty omelette and potatoes for breakfast. And then stocked me up for my trip with apples off the trees, cabbage straight off the ground, and a variety of other useful bits and pieces (can opener, atlas, leatherman—items normal people would have packed…).
Then back on the road for Salem, Silver Falls, and Portland!