I have a QUICK request... anyone heard a forecast for the weekend? Specifically, there's a storm forecast to spread over Oregon Saturday, which seems like something I could beat by traveling halfway (or so) from Boise to Portland on Friday.
Caveat: I have my daughter, I already mentioned the possibility of a room and an indoor pool Friday night; getting out of that commitment won't be easy. I figure the pools close down early enough that Pendleton won't be as handy as I'd like, since I probably wouldn't make it there until 9 pm. Anyone know if there are any 24-hour pools along 84?
Another option: at some point, I'd drop by some friends in Eugene. One option I've considered is to reach Burns (or, if VERY lucky, Bend), and head straight to Eugene. Therefore, I don't just need to know about the Blue Mountains and the Columbia Basin, but Central Oregon as well... and I'd have to get up VERY early to get out of Burns if I want to avoid problems over Santiam Pass.
My hunch is to stay with the freeway, but any and all advice will be accepted.