Saturday, May 04, 2013

East of Grant’s Pass, May 2, 2013, Thursday

One of the many things about traveling as Tom and I do is that usually very few plans are cemented in place.  A couple of days ago we had given up going to Crater Lake but the more we thought about not going the more we thought we should go.  So this morning we left Gold Beach driving 138 miles to the city of Rogue River just east of Grant’s Pass.  Tomorrow we will take the Jeep and, hopefully, be able  to see the Crater Lake.

We are camped at  Valley of the Rogue State Park, a great campground- level, roomy, paved sites, full hook-ups and $24.00/night.  After setting up we got lunch and  attended to some errands in Grant’s Pass.  I got my haircut, Tom washed the Jeep and replaced the wiper blades and finally stopped for some groceries. We were surprised at the size of the town of  Grant’s Gap and all the traffic through the town.

It is very warm here with temperatures in the upper 80’s- such a change from the temperatures we were in along the coast.  We expect that it will be cooler when we travel up to Crater Lake tomorrow.