Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Crazy Daisy Tour Day 19: St Helens, OR to Bend, OR
Today was a road trip day. We drive through many typical northwest towns. Our plan to stay the night at Sisters, OR, is thwarted by a forest fire. All the extra hotel rooms in town are booked by evacuees.
"As of Wednesday morning, the fire had grown to more than 4,000 acres. The fire is burning in the Deschutes National Forest and on private lands just south of Sisters and is being fought by about 550 firefighters." Source: KATU
We continue on to Bend and check in to the Best Western. Walking across the street we buy dinner at Safeway grocery store - microwave pizza, fresh tomato, fresh apricots and carrot cake.
Safeway pricing is annoying. They advertise a price that only club card members can pay but you have to be resident in the US to get a card. At Albertson's they will swipe a courtesy card so you can get the discount price too.
Daily distance: 339 km Fuel cost: $10