Monday, September 24, 2018

Day 10 - Sunriver, OR - TT

Last night, the temperature dropped into the mid-20s (°F). Around 1am, went out and disconnected our water hose but I think it was already frozen. This morning, the hose was put on the tonneau cover to thaw as it was pretty warm. I took the pressure regulator inside to thaw. The water filter wasn’t frozen probably since it had more mass. In under 30 minutes, everything was back to normal. The trees are starting to turn so maybe it's about time to move on. I took this while waiting to get another 30# propane tank filled. It was close to full when we arrived so it lasted only four days with the furnace running. Granted, three of those days were with one of the windows not closing but I think that's about our consumption when the temps are down.

We went to Pilot Butte located in the middle of Bend as it is supposed to have one of the best mountain views in the area. It was a bit hazy as we didn't get there until almost noon. I believe that this is Mt. Jefferson, the second highest peak in Oregon. Just a bit south were the Three Sisters pictured below. This is the first time I've used the DSLR in quite a while. The first picture of the tree was an iPhone picture. The second two are with the DSLR. Both have similar resolution, 10 megapixels for the D60 and 12 megapixels for the iPhone.

We stopped at Fred Meyer for some groceries and I took advantage of our fuel discount. 28 gallons for only $2.299/gallon with the discount. I wish every fill up was like this.

The forecast for tonight is for 38°F so hopefully things won't freeze. I did manage to get the pedal assist bicycle to fit on the rear cargo carrier and somewhat securely locked. I just need to get it covered with a tarp to try and keep some of the grime off. I removed the battery and the seat to reduce the weight and the height. Now, it is about the same height as the large bag holding the RV cover.


6 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Thought Bridget got the Peakfinder app to help ID peaks?

It's 41 F here this morning....guess Fall is really here. Finally.

RichardM said...

Bridget does have the Peakfinder app but it doesn’t seem that reliable. I was looking at the engraved brass disc with radials pointing at the different peaks. But I need to actually use my memory...

david R said...

Your low is lower than Fairbanks, (no freeze/frost yet) but your highs are higher. I'm getting fall chores done in between rain, rain, and more rain. I would like more 60 and 70's... time to head south. Good pictures, please continue.

RichardM said...

Here in Sunriver, we are at 4200’ elevation. From here we are headed to the Willamette Valley and warmer temperatures.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Nice pics! We've had one night below freezing here in Estes Park, but now it's warmer again. We leave Monday...I can't believe it!

RichardM said...

It’s colder here than I expected. Time to head south...