Our drive yesterday ended up being shorter than expected. We'd worried about getting over the mountain passes. We had the option of driving north to the Columbia Gorge where we could get around the mountains, or we could drive over the mountains via the Santiam Pass. We checked traffic cams over the most worrisome passes, and the roads looked clear. Snow had fallen a few inches overnight in Bend, and that had us a little worried, but we figured it was worth the risk to shorten our trip by almost half.
Before heading out from the RV park, this tree outside our window caught my eye. I don't know what it is without being able to see its leaves, but the red berries were interesting. They were about the size of peas.