Roadtrip 2019 Spring: Vancouver - Yakima - Bend - Rockaway Beach - Cannon Beach - Vancouver

Day 5 - Bend to Rockaway Beach

The traverse of the Santiam Pass always seems to result in this.

We are extremely fortunate today, and catch the rare migration march of the snow ghosts.

One of the most closely-guarded secrets of the US Department of Agriculture, kept in a field in the way, way backwoods of Oregon, where the rain falls thick and the sun shines hot:  the genetically-enhanced Robertson Pickup Truck Tree.  It blooms a single bloom in late spring, and bears a single fruit in late October.  The fruit must be carefully over-wintered, and picked just before the next season's bloom.  This is the much-desired King-Kab variety.

View from our refueling stop in Tillamook.

The sun continues to break through an otherwise menacing sky, as we zoom through dairy country on route to final destination, Rockaway Beach.





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