Made it to Ontario

Ontario is at the eastern edge of Oregon, on the Idaho border. Woke up this morning to clear skies. Left home at 8 a.m. as we planned. Somewhat last minute, we met with a realtor in the McKenzie Valley to look at a house on the river. Very interesting. Drove over the snowy Cascade mountains without incident. We drove for hours through eastern Oregon. We saw antelope and deer. We saw Internet connection spots every seventy miles. A deer jumped in front of the car; I braked hard, skidded and brake again. I came within two feet of the deer. Shortly after there we drove into a fog bank: proverbial pea soup. Now resting in Holiday Inn Express.

High Cascade mountains are covered in snow.

High Cascade mountains are covered in snow.

On my left, it is one hour later than on my right. One side is 5 p.m., the other 4 p.m.

On my left, it is one hour later than on my right. One side is 5 p.m., the other 4 p.m.

This is an Internet connect facility. Fiber optic cables run along the highway, but need to be spliced because they only come in certain lengths (apparently seventy miles). This is Level Three Communications.

This is an Internet connect facility. Fiber optic cables run along the highway, but need to be spliced because they only come in certain lengths (apparently seventy miles). This is Level Three Communications.

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