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Jul 29, 2015 - While in Aurora, OR

Daily Mileage--226 Total Trip Mileage--2813 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Aire is parked in Aurora, OR. Mon. July 27--We left Everette, WA mid morning and drove south on I-5 to Aurora, OR. After a fuel stop, we arrived around 3PM. Bill and Lia, friends from ORI, have a beautiful home here with 3 50AMP full hook-ups down at the old farm house. They call it the "Pretty Beaver RV Park". They live in "the big house" on the hill. Another ORI couple, Fred and Lisa, have been at Pretty...

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Jun 10, 2013 - Down Day in Aurora

I know it seems that we have a lot of these "down days", but when you're traveling like this and taking 200 mile trips every day doing sightseeing, you really need down time. Also, it's just like at home...the bathroom needs cleaning, the laundry needs to be done, you need to do some grocery shopping and we get some rest. It's only partly vacation...the routine stuff never goes away. Granted...when staying in a hotel, you don't have to cook or do dishes, you don't have to make your bed, but you either wash your clothes at the hotel or carry...

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Jun 9, 2013 - The Oregon Coast

I've always heard that the Oregon Coast was incredibly beautiful. This morning we packed a lunch and took off at about 8am headed for the coast...we wanted to see the Pacific and some beach. We drove about 60 miles West and voila!!! there it was. We saw a little side street with a little sign that said "Ecola State Park". We've been taking a lot of these little side streets on this trip and, for the most part, we've found some amazing sights and views...so, we turned and took the side street. It was a narrow, twisty road going up. We...

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Jun 8, 2013 - Columbia River Gorge & Mt. Hood

We drove to the Columbia River Gorge today. In looking at the map, it seemed that what we wanted to do was to take Rt. 14 East to see Mt. Hood and the Gorge, but as we were driving, we found that what there wasn't much of what we wanted to see there. On Rt. 14 you see National Forest and a lot of trail heads. But, since Bruce's knee doesn't allow us to do hiking, we really wanted to be where we could see things without the hike. So, we talked to some people who told us we really wanted to be on I84. So, we got some lunch and headed for I84....

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Jun 7, 2013 - Moving again...on to Oregon

We left Elma, Washington headed for Aurora, Oregon. The GPS tried to send us straight down I5, but we had been told we should probably try to avoid downtown Portland, so we detoured to Rt 205. Unfortunately, we didn't catch it quickly enough and the GPS re-routed us to I84 and back onto I5...right the center of downtown Portland. What a mess. But, we made it through the city without incident and arrived in Aurora unscathed. We're in the Aurora RV Park which is really nice, and we'll e here for a few days.

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