Well, Mapquest was right: 2,590 miles later, I am in Eugene. Had a very nice ride from Bend. Bachelor and the Sisters were glistening with new snow. Hood was up north. Went past the Metolius River, Sutter Lake and hooked up with the McKenzie. The air was crisp and clean. Stopped for a very good latte.
Since we arrived in Oregon, things have felt very good. I realize I am comparing the landscape to Nebraska, Missouri and the like, but Oregon looks really good. The open range. The grand rivers. The colorful mixture of deciduous trees turning color against the green evergreen and blue sky. The conical mountain peaks.
Anyhow, we got the key from the realtor and went to our house. Everything is clean and very much in order.