Vale, Oregon – The Oregon Trail Murals

Today we drove RSherpa to Vale Oregon, located about 12 miles west of the Idaho border, on the Malheur River. We stayed at the Vale Trails RV Park for two nights. The community was the first stop in Oregon along the Oregon Trail, and was incorporated in 1889 as the Town of Vale. There are 25 colorful murals throughout the City depicting Vale’s history on the Oregon Trail painted on the walls of various buildings. There are also four metal murals placed outside the city limits welcoming visitors to Vale. The murals were started in November,1992, by individuals trying to revitalize Vale’s economy through tourism. We spent Sunday afternoon driving/walking the totally deserted streets of Vale, enjoying Vale’s Outdoor Art Gallery all by ourselves. Continue reading

Denver Colorado – Exploring the Area

On October 25th we arrived at the Dakota Ridge RV Park in Golden, where they gave us “buddy sites” for our RVs so we would be next to each other. We immediately set up camp and sat down at the table for a beer and to soak up the beautiful Colorado sunshine. Then we drove up Lookout Mountain for a great view of Denver and the surrounding area. Of course, we had to stop by Buffalo Bill’s Museum and grave. Buffalo Bill Cody was born in 1846 and became famous for his Wild West shows and he passed away in Denver in 1917. Cody was buried on Colorado’s Lookout Mountain in Golden on the edge of the Rocky Mountains overlooking the Great Plains. That night we went into Golden and had diner at the Sherpa House Restaurant for an authentic Nepalese dinner. Continue reading