Thursday, July 19, 2007

Eastern Oregon Road Trip: Next stop, Prairie City

Leaving Sisters, we headed off into the central Oregon desert. Funny, most folks don't think of Oregon having a desert, but it does and it's there. And it can be hot.

We spent two nights at the Strawberry Mountain Inn bed and breakfast situated in Prairie City and positioned dead center with Strawberry Mountain itself.

Prairie City is an old west town with a population of 1,100 and built during the gold rush. It is surrounded by some really beautiful countryside and quite a bit of history. It is also within driving distance of the John Day fossil beds and painted hills as well as a number of ghost towns.

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