August 5th - Lasers in the Brush

Moose jigsaw puzzle
Moose on the loose in Valley Falls, OR

Todays highlight was a small gas station in Valley Falls, OR. The owner, a friendly older fellow, had a small high-tech shop set up with a laser cutter and some woodworking tools. He related that he made up woodburned signs for local businesses and crafted small jigsaw puzzles as a side business. There was quite an assortment, from animals to people and abstract patterns.

The ride took us from Wagontire, OR to Lakeview, OR, a total of 85 miles on one road. It's a little dull, but very relaxing to ride on such long untraveled stretches of asphalt.