Epic Southwest USA Road Trip – Day 1: Central Oregon to Reno Nevada

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Epic Southwest USA Road Trip - Day 1: Central Oregon to Reno Nevada

Epic Southwest USA Road Trip – Day 1: Central Oregon to Reno Nevada

Epic Southwest USA Road Trip – Day 1: Central Oregon to Reno, Nevada

Photos of WAVEJourney’s road trip along the route between Bend, Oregon and Reno, Nevada

Oregon Outback Sign

Oregon Outback Sign

Today we drove our Volvo XC60 from Bend, Oregon to Reno, Nevada. This journey was approximately 394 miles, took almost 7 hours from start to finish and found us driving along remote highways and byways in the scenic outback. From Bend we took US-97 south to La Pine where we headed east on Fremont Highway OR-31. This route took us through Summer Lake and Paisley before joining US-395 near Lakeview.

Summer Lake in the Oregon Outback

Summer Lake in the Oregon Outback

 

Abandoned Church near Summer Lake

Abandoned Church near Summer Lake

 

Goat Guard Dog

Goat Guard Dog

 

Goats in Oregon Outback

Goats in Oregon Outback

 

Paisley Merchantile in Oregon

Paisley Merchantile in Oregon

 

Pioneer Saloon in Paisley, Oregon

Pioneer Saloon in Paisley, Oregon

 

Paisley Ranger Station - Fremont National Forest

Paisley Ranger Station – Fremont National Forest

 

Shack in Oregon Outback

Shack in Oregon Outback

 

Welcome to Lakeview, Oregon

Welcome to Lakeview, Oregon

 

Historic Building in Lakeview, Oregon

Historic Building in Lakeview, Oregon

 

Abandoned Movie Theater in Lakeview, Oregon

Abandoned Movie Theater in Lakeview, Oregon

 

Farm in Oregon Outback

Farm in Oregon Outback

 

Barn in Oregon Outback

Barn in Oregon Outback

 

Oregon - Come Back Soon

Leaving Oregon – Come Back Soon

CALIFORNIA – US-395

US-395 continued through Oregon and into Northeastern California near Alturas.

Welcome to California

Welcome to California

 

Wild Plum Winery in California

Wild Plum Winery in California

 

California Countryside

California Countryside

 

California Agriculture Inspection in Alturas

California Agriculture Inspection in Alturas

 

Alturas Elks Hall - California

Alturas Elks Hall – California

 

Hotel Niles in Alturas, California

Hotel Niles in Alturas, California

 

Likely General Store - California

Likely General Store – California

 

Hwy 395 in California

Hwy 395 in California

 

Water Tower in California

Water Tower in California

 

Old Trucks in Likely, California

Old Trucks in Likely, California

 

Heard's Market in Litchfield, California

Heard’s Market in Litchfield, California

 

Honey Lake Feed Barn

Honey Lake Feed Barn

NEVADA: DESTINATION FOR THE NIGHT – PEPPERMILL RENO RESORT CASINO

Arriving at Peppermill Reno Resort Casino

Arriving at Peppermill Reno Resort Casino

The Peppermill Reno Resort Casino is always where we stay when we visit this area. The Tuscany Tower suites and the fantastic dining at various restaurants in the resort and casino make this a fun place to stay. Tonight we dined at Romanza Ristorante – our go-to restaurant for excellent food and service for the last 10 years.

Next… Day 2: Around Reno, Nevada

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3 Responses to Epic Southwest USA Road Trip – Day 1: Central Oregon to Reno Nevada

  1. Your photos on your road trip are doing my traveling for me. I’ve been on most of those roads so it’s fun for me to see that area again and not have to drive it myself.

    Thanks for doing this and keep it up! You are both very good at writing and traveling!!

    A trip to see me and the Central Coast and Big Sur area is one possibility. Keep me in mind. Hopkins Hotel is open for business!!! Jan

    JJan Hopkins 04/30/2014 at 10:03 am
  2. Your photos on your road trip are doing my traveling for me. I’ve been on most of those roads so it’s fun for me to see that area again and not have to drive it myself.

    Thanks for doing this and keep it up! You are both very good at writing and traveling!!

    A trip to see me and the Central Coast and Big Sur area is one possibility. Keep me in mind. Hopkins Hotel is open for business!!! Jan

    JJan Hopkins 04/30/2014 at 10:03 am
    • Jan – we definitely want to see you again this year! Hope we can pay a visit to you and Hopkins Hotel very soon. XO Viv & Jill 🙂

      Viv 05/01/2014 at 3:26 pm

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