Saturday, June 27, 2015
Chapter 18 - Pendleton to Toppenish, Washington
As Kathy pointed out this morning, today is kind of special since we have been on the road exactly one month. We both agreed that it hardly seems that long as we are still having fun and still looking forward to tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. That is kind of special and we hope that the feeling will continue for many more days. Our plan now is to go all the way to Seattle, Washington before returning to Oregon and spending time with my sister Joan. Joan has planned a two week camping tour of Oregon and as Joan is a professional camper we are very much looking forward to what she has planned.
This area is noted for a number of things, two of which we planned to explore today. The City of Toppenish, population only 9,000, is noted for its wall murals that seem to cover most of the walls of the buildings in the downtown area. There are now 75 murals in total and every June the city sponsors the painting of another mural. These murals for their uniqueness, were a must see for us. Kathy was reminded of the number of theater sets that she has helped paint over the past dozen years, although some of these wall painting were very much larger than most typical theater stages.
Tomorrow morning we are headed for Seattle. What's next?