Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Clyde Holliday State Park, OR & The Kam Wah Chung State heritage Site

Kam Wah Chung & Co
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Clyde Holliday State Park, OR, - 130.9 miles, 8251.7 For the Trip

I left Farewell Bend around 10:00 ( I think, not sure whether it is on Mountain Time or Pacific Time). I was going to stop at the dump station, but there was a line, so I skipped it. I am good for at least 3 weeks as long as the campgrounds I'm in have showers. A boring drive up I84 to Baker City, then a very nice drive on OR 7 & US 26 to Clyde Holliday State Park. When I stopped for gas in Baker City, I asked if there was snow in the passes on OR 7 (they are close to 5000') and was told there were no problems, and although there was a little on the sides, the road was dry. I stopped to take a few photos of the view & an interesting barn on OR 7.  See them at today's LakeshoreImages page.

I arrived at the campground around 12:30. Fairly empty, although as I type this at 6:00, there are a few more RVs & tents moving in. This is one of the few Oregon State Parks that doesn't take reservations. Very nice level sites with lots of shade trees, clean bathrooms with individual shower rooms, at the usual $24.00 per night for water & electric.

After setting up the trailer I headed back to John Day (about 8 miles east of the campground) to see the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site. A couple of Oregonians recommended it to me so I had to stop. I took the tour of the building, and was impressed with both the site & the guide. I took lots of photos, however since they don't allow flash & they were all hand held (shot at an ISO of 1250) they are not as sharp as I'd like. Still, they show what the place is like. There are a few at today's LakeshoreImages page,  more on their own page.

I stopped on the way back to the campground at the local grocery store for some supplies & a Paul Newman Thin Crust Pizza for dinner. Kind of early to eat, but as I've mentioned before, they don't fit in the freezer, so if I buy one I have to cook it immediately.

Until tomorrow -

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