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Sep 1, 2017 - Back to Brookings

I am back at AtRivers Edge RV Resort. My job has changed. I am now a security guard. The office closes at 5pm. So from 5pm until ??? every 30 min to a hour I ride thru the campground to see what is going on. I plan on staying until the end of September.

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Aug 24, 2017 - Harris Beach state park

Before we headed south, we went over to Shore Acres to see the botanical gardens that were planted in the early 1900s. They've been kept up beautifully with plants and trees from all over the world. The views of the ocean with big cliffs was the reason Louis Simpson bought all this land in 1906 and ended up giving it to Oregon. We went back to the Fisherman's wharf and bought 2 Dungeness crabs for supper as well as some halibut cheeks. We found 101 again and followed it right along the coast. The weather was great so we could see way out to...

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Jul 1, 2017 - Got to AtRivers Edge RV Resort

I got to AtRivers Edge RV Resort yesterday. This is a very nice campground. I will be here for the next 3 months as an evening host. The office closes at 7pm and I will park anyone coming in between 7 and 9pm 5 days a week. The average weather here is 60s in the day and 50s at night. That is a lot better than 110 in Apache Junction. There are about 10 workcampers here.

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May 16, 2017 - Just out joy riding

Yesterday (Monday) we had to take the truck into the dealership, we had a shimmy in the steering wheel. So after a having new front rotors put on, we took off for a joy ride. We decided to head up to Bandon, Or. (about an 80 mile drive...one way). So of course the camera is sitting in my lap & of course we had to snap off a few photos (thats what we do...LOL). While in Bandon, we took in Old Town area where there's the usual specialty shops & restaurants. So here's just a few photos from our drive up Hwy 101.

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May 12, 2017 - Taking in Coastal Views

On Wednesday we took a drive up the coast (driving up to Gold Beach & back). The views were spectacular, we got out at almost all the view points & turnouts. Took a couple of walks down paths that were tree lined & saw some beautiful flowers (would love to plant some in the desert) but we're sure they'd never survive Arizona's heat.

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May 10, 2017 - Destination Brookings, Oregon

We spent a week in Eugene,Oregon where we visited with family & got a couple of much needed repairs on the 5th-wheel done. We had a list for our favorite repair tech, but found that we didn't need as much as we thought needed to be done. Our next destination was Brookings,Oregon...we've been through the area before but never stopped to see the nearby sights. So yesterday we hooked up the 5th-wheel & headed for the coast. We took a wide track to get here, driving south on I-5 till we got to Grants Pass where we turned onto Hwy 199. From Hwy...

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Sep 5, 2016 - Moving Day

Today was another hard day. John and I put in a lot of hard hours moving stuff into the house. It is amazing how much we have accumulated and stored in the tiny space of the motorhome. -- I am trying to find places for everything in the house, and things that I do not need in the house, I will leave in the motorhome or give to Goodwill. I don't want to sell the motorhome for a while. We do not know yet what the winters are like in Brookings, and I want to make sure we will be happy here all year. I think we will. -- The cats have...

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Sep 4, 2016 - We're Baaaaack!!

We were exhausted once again and both of us went to bed early and slept hard. It has been a very hard and stressful week. -- John got me up at the crack o' dawn and we were on the road early. Traffic was light which was what John was hoping for. -- I was afraid to turn off the engine whenever we stopped, but we had to get gas in Grants Pass, so John turned it off. It started up just fine. I have to admit that I have lost my confidence in the rig. I think we were both worried all the way home but we did not have any problems...

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Aug 27, 2016 - Coos Bay to Brookings

Coos Bay to Brookings Day 100: Friday August 26, 2016 We pulled out of our site at Bastendorf County RV Park at 9:45 am; we had to stop at the dump station and empty our waste water tanks and finished at 10:15. The trip from Coos Bay to Brookings was 120 miles; we arrived at the Brookings Beachfront RV Park at 1:00 pm. The RV Park is operated by the Brookings Port Authority and we had a front row site looking out onto the ocean. There is a beach along the shore and locals come to ride the waves, fly kites and bask in the sun. We could...

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Jul 15, 2016 - Brookings, OR - Heading Up the Beautiful Coast of Oregon

(Ron Writing) After breakfast and doing a little work at home this morning we looked around the quaint town of Smith River, CA. This town has many native Americans and I was wondering if we were actually on an Indian reservation. According to Wikipedia: The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, previously known as Smith River Rancheria, is a federally recognized tribe of Tolowa people in Del Norte County, California. They are Athabascan people, distantly related to Athabascans of eastern Alaska and western Canada, as well as Apache and Navajo peoples. As...

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May 18, 2016 - Back to the Beach

Today's trip was another beautiful one, through more mountains and thick, lush forests. We saw more redwoods, but mostly it was just trees that go on forever. It was foggy and one of the RVers in Fortuna said it has been foggy for weeks. -- We want to thank California for all the resurfaced roads we have encountered this spring. There has been construction on-going everywhere, and the result is nice, smooth roadways. It makes it so much nicer in an RV. -- We saw a huge herd of elk near Crescent City. The traffic this morning going into...

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May 18, 2016 - Basking in Brookings

The weather has been glorious here, low 80's, blue and sunny, a slight brisk breeze, intensifying on the headlands. The rhododendrons are blooming...big, gorgeous masses of blossoms on enormous bushes...quite the sight. We always love the views of our coastline, but when the sun is shing and the ocean is deep blue, they are truly magical. A friend sent an article about the benefits of hiking in nature and we all agree, being immersed in green and blue all day is very healing and restorative. ...

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