45 - Boise/Meridian KOA, Meridian Idaho

Finally got to the Boise KOA at about 9:30 on Monday 8/29th, about 31 hours after we originally thought we'd get there.

Mike was able to get both of our appointments from Monday to Tuesday. So, Tuesday morning the glass company came (not Safelite) at about 9:30 to fix the passenger side window on the car. After that we went to run errands like replacing the emergency belt we used, antifreeze, the tool that Mike did not have, and then some groceries.

The guy came about 5:15 for the hot water system which now seems to be fully fixed. Please keep your fingers crossed.

We were exhausted so made some artichokes and watched TV after the repair guy left.

We got our last "new" state for me and the RV getting to Idaho. All the states we will go to from here we have already been to.

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Since leaving Oregon was an experience, I didn't write anything about the state of Oregon. So even though we are in Idaho, I will do the interesting facts about Oregon.

Interesting facts about Oregon

The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho. 

The United States Census Bureau determined that the population of Oregon was 4,237,256 in 2020, based on the 2020 census, a 10.71% increase over the 2010 census.

According to the 2020 United States census, 13.9% of Oregon's Population were of Hispanic or Latino origin, mostly Mexican.

The five largest ancestry groups for White Oregonians were: German (19.1%), Irish (11.7%), English (11.3%), American (5.3%), and Norwegian (3.8%).

Oregon is one of the most geographically diverse states in the U.S., marked by volcanoes, abundant bodies of water, dense evergreen and mixed forests, as well as high deserts and semi-arid shrublands. At 11,249 feet, Mount Hood, a stratovolcano, is the state's highest point.

Oregon's only national park, Crater Lake National Park, comprises the caldera surrounding Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States.

The state is also home to the single largest organism in the world, Armillaria ostoyae, a fungus that runs beneath 2,200 acres of the Malheur National Forest.

Oregon achieved statehood on February 14th, 1859. Fun fact: No one knew Oregon had been admitted to the Union until May.

Weird Laws in Oregon

Many of the laws below were passed a long time ago, but they still exist in many Oregon cities, but many of them go unenforced. It is easier to pass laws than to revoke them, so some very strange laws remain on the books.

- Dishes must drip dry.

- Juggling without a license in Hood River is illegal.

- It is against the law to perform a wedding ceremony at a skating rink.

- Garlic and onions are forbidden to ministers before delivering a sermon.

- Open your car door for too long and you could break the laws.

- Boxing with a kangaroo is illegal in Myrtle Creek.

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