Journey of Hope: Day 3

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Miles Driven to Date: 1,055

Day three of the JoH was another day full of fulfilling visits, beautiful scenery, and variations in weather, including rain, heavy fog on the curvy roads of the Cascades, then sunshine. We began the day in Bend, OR, drove through the Cascade Range catching glimpses of snow-covered Mt. Batchelor as well as Mt. Washington (not to be confused with the mountain of the same name in NH), Mt. Jefferson, I believe Mt. Hood and the Three Sisters. I learned today that the pioneers referred to The Three Sisters as Faith, HOPE, and Charity. How ‘bout that!

Our first official stop was in Albany, OR, for a quick visit with Porter Fox, her son, daughter, and friend, as well as Cali, a close friend of Porters. It was great to see Porter; Sarah’s warrior BFF.

From Albany, we made a quick 1.5 hr. run to Newport, OR to see the surf of the Pacific, as well as Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Lighthouses are known to be a symbol of hope, so I had to get there and take a few quick photos. Also, U.S 20, which is the longest road in the U.S., ends in Newport. The sign there reads that it’s 3,365 miles to Boston, MA, where I hope to be on June 2nd!

From Newport, we continued on to Happy “Hope” Valley, OR., to meet Lisa Layton, her husband Matt, their two lovely daughters, and Lisa’s parents. We had a meaningful/ bittersweet visit that gives me more encouragement for the miles ahead.

Tomorrow brings another full day, so stay tuned, and Give A Little Whistle!

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