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Sep 19, 2018 - The Second Week

Our second week of “2 4 the road” has been full of exploring. The Redwoods drive included the Avenue of the Giants, Founders Grove where we saw the Founders Tree & the Dyerville Giant. A drive thru Shrine Tree, Grizzly Creek State Park, Swimmers Delight at Van Duzen County Park which is a swimming hole in the Van Duzen River surrounded by sheer cliffs on one side & redwoods on the other. Standing among the OLD Growth Redwood is a spectacular sight, smell & experience. There was once section of the Avenue of Giants road that had up to 6...

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Monoliths & Giants

Jun 25, 2018 - The Beautiful Oregon Coast

We left Canyonville with temps in the upper 80s and headed towards the coast last Tuesday. The closer we got to the coast, the cooler it got and by the time we arrived the temp was in the upper 50s! The coast was socked in with fog and it was dreary looking. We stopped at Bullards Beach State Park in Bandon hoping our spot would be ready, but it wasn’t so we pulled Mo on down to the beach (thankfully there was a big parking lot) so we could wait for our spot to become available. We put on some warmer clothes and walked over the sand dunes...

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2018 Life in our RV

Jun 13, 2018 - Bandon, OR. Robbin's Nest RV Park

/// Robbin's Nest RV Park Bandon, OR June 13, 2018 A Travel Day: With another short trip of just 80 miles for today, we struggled to delay our departure. Woke again to a light rain. After slowly packing up, I drove a short distance to the Fred Myers Store to fill up with diesel fuel, paying the price of $3.31pg. We finally pulled out onto Hwy 101 and turned south at 10:45 A.M. Road conditions were again good, even driving through intermittent rain showers. Traffic was light. Again with just a short haul, I drove straight through and we...

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Aug 14, 2017 - Bandon and a Perfect Morning

On maps and in the literature this sweet little town is called Bandon but the signs along Hwy. 101 say “Welcome to Bandon by the Sea” which I think suits it better than just Bandon. It is not only by the sea it is at the mouth of the Coquilles River making it both a seaport and a river port. Fishing boats, crabbing boats and whale watching boats leave from the marina here. One of my tourist’s books refers to Bandon as a “fishing village”, but it is much more than that. It is an artist colony, a tourist destination, a birdwatching area...

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Aug 10, 2017 - A Lighthouse and Seals

Yesterday was a very foggy day but when it began to clear a little we got antsy sitting around and decided to head a little north to Seven Devils State Park and then to Cape Arago to see the lighthouse there. Well, Seven Devils was so fogged in plus cold and windy we didn’t stick around, although there were several families with kids sitting on the beach and playing in the sand! Brrr! In order to get to Cape Arago we took a 10 mile unpaved road that took us to the tiny little fishing village of Charleston. Not only is it known for deep sea...

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Aug 9, 2017 - Bandon by the Sea

We’ve been in Bandon for a week now and are really liking it. Our perfect weather has deserted us though! There has been a marine layer over the coast since we arrived that causes the mornings to be cold and gloomy. It starts thinning out about mid-morning and the sun doesn’t show up until mid-afternoon. We’ve had one day of full sun and that was the day after we arrived. It was a perfect day, we went into Old Town for breakfast around 10:30 and there was hardly anyone one around, no traffic at all – a good time for pix of town, but of...

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Aug 5, 2017 - Almost Caught Up

I made our reservations at Sequim, La Push and Long Beach months early. At Sequim because we wanted to stay a month and the other two because there aren’t many RV parks in those areas, but I really dropped the ball in Oregon! We knew, because of our previous trip, that there were hundreds of RV parks and state parks along the coast - so despite warnings by the many bloggers that I follow that it would be very crowded this summer, especially in August because of the eclipse, we didn’t book any stays. None! We wanted to stay in the Cannon...

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Aug 3, 2017 - Long Beach, Washington

Long Beach is located on the Long Beach Peninsula at the very southern tip of Washington. It is billed as the Longest Beach in the World, I’m not sure of that but it is 25 miles of hard sand – you can actually drive on it if you’re careful of where you go. Everything here is built behind the dunes which is great. Our RV park was right on the beach but it was quite a long walk across the dunes to the water. Long Beach is very popular with kite flyers and the Washington State International Kite Festival is held here the third week in August....

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Aug 1, 2017 - A Rainforest, A Beach and A Lighthouse

I can’t believe its August already! We’re in Bandon now and I have lots of catching up to do and probably won’t get it done in one update. We haven’t had reliable wifi or cellular service since we left Sequim, in fact we had none in La Push and the RV park in Lincoln City where we just spent a week. We’re still having beautiful weather with the exception of the two days we were in La Push, which is not surprising since we were on the rainy side of the Olympic Peninsula. The temperature is still ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-70s and...

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May 17, 2017 - Finally made it out of California

We certainly have enjoyed the ride through California, but damn it's a long state! Pulled into a cheap, no-name hotel in Bandon, Oregon for the night. We began this morning with the usual, and now pretty familiar, motel breakfast at the Comfort Inn in Eureka, CA. Continued the ride up the beautiful coast with sunny skies but pretty cool temps. Thank goodness for electric motorcycle jackets! Had a nice ride with a couple of stops in the Redwood Natl Park. Hard to stop being overwhelmed by these trees. We also caught a nice view of more than...

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Jul 24, 2016 - Further south to Bandon, OR

Well, I found out why our GPS said that it would take 5 1/2 hours to drive from Yachats to Bandon, when I knew it was only about 2 ½ hours. It turns out the GPS thought we were too tall to go through a tunnel, so it was routing us WAY, WAY around it. Well, Jay and I had seen the tunnel on our way driving the car to Florence and knew that as long as we didn’t drive on the far right side but instead close to the center line, we’d fine. And we were…. So we had a beautiful drive down the coast through Florence, Coos Bay and then into...

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Jul 22, 2016 - Bandon, Oregon

We had another WOWSER drive today, we drove about 100 miles along the Oregon Coast to the tiny town of Bandon. We passed so many beautiful areas, it would take months to really see it all. We loved the Old Town district in Bandon. We had fresh halibut broiled with cilantro and lime at Tony’s Crab Shack, it was delicious. The present city of Bandon was rebuilt after a devastating 1936 fire destroyed the entire business district and most of the residences. The Old Town district is a center for art galleries, shops, and great restaurants....

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