January 25, 2011

"Adventure Time"

It has been forever since we have gone on an “adventure”.   So on Thursday, Jan 20th,  we packed snacks, warm clothes, boots, emergency kit, water and a couple of music cds for the kiddies (never know what you might need) and climbed in the clean Yukon.   I was, to say the least, very excited!!  My only request “could we please get out of the city for a while and head toward the “wilderness”.  Well this evidently wasn’t enough instruction so then a great discussion had to follow.  “Do you want to go East, West, North or South to the wilderness?  How far do you want to go?  What kind of “wilderness” do you want, mountainous or desert?”  My response “I don’t care I just want to go”.     Eventually a destination was decided upon and off we went happily ever after.     Jordan Valley, Oregon-   heart of the owyhees (mountains) and home of the big loop rodeo.   There didn’t really seem to be much going on in Jordan Valley so after using the restroom at a gas station (the only one in town) and taking a picture of the local sheriff’s pickup truck (which was so dirty/dusty/muddy that you could hardly see the sheriff sign on the side) we turned around and headed back out of town.  Promising ourselves that maybe we would return for the ‘big loop rodeo’ especially if Pops happened to be visiting us.   We retraced our travels until we came to a road sign advertising Leslie Gulch 25miles.  Let’s go!   In our travels, we did cruise through the very large metropolis of Rockville.  In doing some very brief research on the city of Rockville, I discovered that there are approximately 92 fine individuals living there and the Rockville Elementary School is providing a quality education for 7 students.  http://www.publicschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/67553   Ok, enough chatter, and on with the pictures!!

25 miles of this......
                                        

and this....
Happy Cows- owyhee mountains in the background


Below:  Leslie Gulch









Rockville Elementary School



Mailboxes for the fine people of  Rockville.

very dirty Yukon!!


We will return, to do more exploring when we have more time, and
when the road is in better condition.   Beautiful place!!!

5 comments:

Vespasian said...

That looks like fun- we have done that a little bit, but neglected to take pictures. I love the mailboxes!

Sonja said...

Wilderness is good for the soul. Loved the pics!

Stephanie said...

Good "cheap therapy" ~ that's what I call it!

Great pics! I gotta go there....

Dana Lilly said...

thanks for sharing you life!! Looks like a lot of fun, and I am so intrigued by the variations of lifestyles in just the US alone. Love, Dana

Danelle said...

So interesting. I'm loving following your blog! Can't wait to visit sometime and see it all for myself--if you can stand all of our kids coming with us :-)