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The many views of California; entry into Oregon (days four and five of my Oregon Trail)

Concluding my cross-country move in late April 2015

Warning: Ridiculously picturesque pictures ahead.

my mom and me, before departing Blythe

my mom and me, before departing Blythe

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California doing a good impression of New Mexico and Arizona

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these creepy stems are the antithesis of palm trees

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the first windmill sighting since east Texas

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At long last, we saw a promise of something more interesting on the horizon, beyond the flat lands.

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And somewhere around this point, we crossed into Oregon.

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the sign posts offer new, Oregonian goals

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oh yeah, that’s the Shire

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the last pit stop before home

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my cats are pretty chill about surviving the five-day roadtrip

While resting up at my parents’ farm for a few days, before my new job began, I took a walk down their country lane.

It had been rainy when I pulled in, after a very long day of driving, but the weather cleared up the next day, to the best advantage of the natural wonders all around me, assuring me I had made the right decision.

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That, my friends, was my Oregon Trail. No dangerous river fords necessary.

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