Most of the time in Ruch we were out of travel mode and into life-in-general mode. Mainly doing a big load of laundry, shopping, paying bills, dealing with banks, watching some TV, and a whole lot of visiting. However, we did manage to do a few things that were interesting.
Jacksonville (the closest town of any size to Ruch) is an old gold-mining town. The main downtown street has, for the most part, modern shops in old buildings. These go back to the middle of the nineteenth century. There is a lot of interesting history here and we partook of a little of it.
A little newer than downtown is an interesting house on the edge of town. It is a Sears Roebuck catalog house. Yes, you could buy a house from the Sears catalog. Most of them were fairly simple but, as you can see, the styles covered a large range.
We ate out a lot and we are here to tell you there is a lot of good food in the Jacksonville-Medford area. We will probably have to go on a diet after we leave.
Today, 5 September, we drove up to Crater Lake; we being Jean, Gene, Lynne, and YumYum. It basically took all day, but we all felt it was a day well spent.
We drove the rim road, 30 miles, and stopped at a few outlooks. Everyone enjoyed the views, including YumYum.
We got back to Ruch just before sunset, relaxed and happy. Maybe we will have time to watch a little television on Lynne's great setup. Tomorrow's plans call for a couple of errands, then off to the coast of California.