Well, today was the big day. After arriving in our Sublimity hotel at a little before midnight, Savi, Mom and I got up reasonably early on this bright, beautiful morning, had some coffee and a very mediocre breakfast and headed south for Santiam. We got a little crossed up in our directions, but at about 1105 we rolled into the campus's drive and a moment later we saw a beaming Tiana emerging from the A frame, with bags and bags of her stuff on the porch.
After a few hugs and kisses and a final walk around the lakes, we were again off, possibly for the very last time, with Tiana driving. We worked our way up to the Bend highway and in a couple hours were at Sisters, a smallish touristy town of about 2000 at an elevation of 3200' or so. We walked around for a while, had a nice lunch, bought some fudge and ice cream and Tiana and I got a couple coffee drinks at an espresso shop. It was fun, but hot!
Mom took over the driving, as she had been an incessant nag on the way to Sisters, and we rolled into the Riverside Hotel at exactly 4. We checked into the sprawling hotel and found our room (#249) and were soon settled in. None of us was hungry because of our late lunch, so we screwed around until 730 and then headed into the old part of downtown. We found a very nice pizza place (http://www.pizzamondobend.com/) where we had pizza and salad. We walked around town for a while, went back to the hotel and for the most part were in bed by 11pm.
That's it for now!