Winnemucca, NV

I’m in Mucca while I watch some weather thing pass through.

The drive today from Burns (220 miles) isn’t that long but it is one of the more desolate drives you can make. Somewhere around Burns Junction, Oregon is the most isolated spot in the lower 48. Or maybe Fields, Oregon. It’s a tough call.


Pot: Oregon MJ sales

When Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries begin selling cannabis to anyone this coming Thursday, there will be a few important differences between Washington, Colorado, and Oregon laws.

I’m expecting Oregon to start at $8-$15 a gram of typical flower, compared to $10-$20 in Washington and $15-$25 in Colorado. The difference here is that Oregon is not […]


I was planning on getting here yesterday but when I was in Pendleton my toilet broke. Once I looked at the method for repairing it, I went for a new one.

The casino lot is only good for 24 hours, but I didn’t have any other place to do the swap, so I spent an […]

Southward; in Pendleton

I’m always one for a night in the casino parking lot. It’s free, there’s a truck stop next door for fuel, and it’s a great location to launch for several destinations.

In this case I’m taking 395 to John Day, up in the forest. That’s a scenic route, but if I make good time I […]

Yakima Valley

I’m in Toppenish now, at my favorite place to stay, the Yakama Nation RV Park. Usually I’m here a little earlier in the season, so I have to tolerate the smell of ripe mint and ready-to-harvest hops, another aromatic. It can get pretty heady, especially when you add the cedar mill.

The mint field next […]

Washington 14

Last fall I drove I84 in Oregon and planned on another trip this year along the Columbia, this time on the Washington side.

I’m in White Salmon in a decent RV park jammed up next to the highway on one side, the train tracks on the opposite, and a bridge crossing the river. There’s not […]

Moving again

I’m in Centralia, Washington, trying out a place that’s nicely located for future trips. Nice place, very expensive. But that’s to be expected around here.

As usual, I hated the goodbye to the peninsula. I really do enjoy that place more than anywhere else, but it has the problem of miserable winters. And it has […]

Taking a weather delay

My idea was to leave tomorrow and spend 3 or so days being a tourist on the way to Yakima. But it looks like rain for the next few days, so I’ll sit here and wait it out. It’s no fun moving in the rain.

Pot: California

California started the legal marijuana thing in 1996 with the first medical marijuana law in the land. Unfortunately the state did not define the regulations for the industry.

Yesterday the legislature did, 19 years later. If signed by the governor, the new laws take effect in 2018.

The leaders of CA know that an initiative […]

Wooden Boat Festival

Usually I’m not here for this event, I’m in Nevada, so I was looking forward to sticking around to see the Wooden Boat Festival. I was impressed. It is far bigger than what you’d expect in Port Townsend (a small place), and of very high quality.

Admission fee is $15 a day, but consider it’s […]