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Brookings, OR - Portside RV Park - site 59

Brookings, OR - Portside RV Park - site 59, another view -...

Brookings, OR - Portside RV Park - site 59, and another

Brookings, OR - Portside RV Park - site 59 - this is...

Brookings, OR - Portside RV Park - site 59 - there it...

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR - our route - 129 miles

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 1 - pretty flowers as we pass...

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 2 - this appears to be ONE...

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 3 - downtown Eureka, CA

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 4 - much larger than you would...

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 5 - as we pass into one...

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 6 - another one

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 7 - one of the small bays...

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 8 - just one of the many...

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 9 - another biker to dodge

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 10 - the north CA coastline under...

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 11 - another of the many construction...

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 12 - in Orick, CA - still...

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 13 - entering the Klamath Indian reservation

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 14 - finally in Oregon and its...

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 15

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 16

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 17 - but we still have construction!

Fortuna, CA to Brookings, OR 18 - I guess we will be...


Our trip to Brookings, OR from Fortuna, CA took us a little over three hours to traverse the 129 miles up the coast. Even though they share the same zip code as Brookings we are actually in Harbor, OR, less than a mile from downtown Brookings. The trip was mostly under overcast skies and through the fog. We also went from almost sea level up to over 1,100 feet at one point and back down several times. We stopped in Klamath, CA on the reservation to give the Mothership a drink so we would have enough to get through Oregon. When you are traveling up US 101, the places where we can pull in and get diesel are less frequent with our rig size. There are no truck stops that we have seen. We expected the prices on the reservation to be lower (they usually are) but in this case they were the highest we have paid this trip - 2.749/gal.

We are staying at the Portside RV Park after a very long check-in. The person that made our reservation had reserved us to come in June 10 for a month instead of coming in May 11 and leaving on June 10!! Portside has very few sites that are satellite friendly and even less they rent by the month. They tried putting us in the site the clerk had put us in when we reserved (and I requested a sat friendly site) but after Doris doing a great job of getting me backed into a tight site, the dish would not lock on - there is a very high (over 150 ft.) row of firs on the south boundary of this small park. So we moved to another site (ocean view at $70/mo more) that is a couple of feet short of us fitting well. Anyhow we did manage to finally get settled and the sat locked in though we do stick out a bit and require cones at our corner to hopefully keep someone from taking our mirror off as they drive by!! We do have a 50 amp, full hookup, concrete back-in with quite a bit of space on our passenger side, a picnic table and great Verizon. BTW, that original clerk no longer works here. The current hosts say they have someone come in almost every day with their reservations full of errors. They were not surprised our reservation was inaccurate but worked with us very hard to get us in and set up with satellite. After all the college softball and baseball playoffs occur during this month and part of next.

We don't plan on doing a whole lot while here but just normal day-to-day living and enjoying the low temperatures - it hasn't got out of the sixties yet and we have had to run the heat pump each morning to warm up some. The sun finally came out today for about two minutes but the weather should continue improving as Summer approaches.

We will most likely only be posting updates about once a week while here (and at our next two month-long stops) depending on what we do and what happens - we're retired you know and on no schedule to speak of!! Beside we came through here three years ago and pretty well saw it all.

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