This weekend we had a marathon trip to Oregon to find a house to live in this August. We left early Friday morning and got back early Monday morning, but made 6 flights and drove many hours in between! We flew directly into Klamath Falls and then drove 1.5 hrs east to Lakeview, our soon-to-be home. We were pleasantly surprised at what the town of 2,700 people had to offer, and found a place we hope we can live in. It's a brave new world for us, coming from Raleigh--talk of snow tires, 4x4s, and cold. Klamath Falls is the nearest "larger" town, but it has most amenities we're used to. To make a U.P. analogy, Klamath Falls is like the Escanaba to Lakeview's Munising. Between Klamath and Lakeview exist 3 mountain passes, however, so travel to and from Klamath requires at least a 4x4 in the wintertime. Mike thinks we need a BIG 4x4!
Below are some pics from Lakeview. The city limits sign, the sign out in front of the Safeway grocery store (1 of 2 groceries in town), Dominic posing with a for sale sign at a house we looked at, then a couple of views of the area from town. It's high and dry, with ~300+ days of sunshine per year, and an elevation of about 1 mile above sea level.
During the trip we had a layover in San Francisco and checked out some of the science displays in the concourse. Dominic was excited about the tunnel tubes there, and when we went to the one end and called him he jumped right in and came through all by himself! Amazing what that little tike will do! Here are a couple of other photos of us getting on the plane in Klamath and a view of a volcano (Shasta or Lassen) from the flight between Klamath and SFO. Awesome!