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Jul 14, 2016 - What a Stressful, Frustrating Day!

I called and left a voice mail for the service manager at the Honda dealer in Utah first thing this morning. Today, the motorhome has problems. We disconnected the water, sewer and electric and got ready to leave. I started the motorhome up and the suspension and air brakes didn’t fill with air. I shut it off and waited and started it again a couple more times, but it still didn’t work. I could hear air hissing out, so it must be leaking somewhere. We can’t go anywhere without air pressure for the air brakes. To make matters worse, I can’t...

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Jul 13, 2016 - A Beautiful Day in Crater Lake National Park

We decided not to spend our last day here waiting around for the car repairs to be completed. We used the rental car and went to Crater Lake National Park. It was a beautiful day - warm, sunny, clear skies. The lake was the prettiest we’ve seen it. It was calm and smooth as a mirror, reflecting the surrounding peaks. We stopped at a few overlooks on the way into the park with views down into Annie Creek Canyon. The canyon is deep and narrow. We could hear the creek but couldn’t see it. Gas-rich pumice flowed down the river valley during...

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Jul 12, 2016 - Car Repairs

It was cold Sunday night! It got down almost to freezing. Today was warmer. We spent four and a half hours at the Honda Dealers yesterday. The technician found three things that could be causing the noise. The most disturbing one of all is that most of the lug nuts had fallen off the front passenger-side wheel. There was one holding it on and another that was still on but too loose to do anything. When we got the wheel bearings changed in Utah a couple months ago, they must not have tightened the lug nuts enough. We were close to losing...

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Jul 10, 2016 - Happy birthday, Audrey!

After breakfast, we walked over to the Logging Museum in the park. The trail is about half a mile long. It is the biggest logging museum we have visited. It has the largest collection of logging equipment and machinery in the Pacific Northwest. In 1945, Alfred and Andrew Collier from Klamath Falls gave the park to the State of Oregon as a memorial to their parents Charles and Janet Collier. The brothers collected logging and transportation equipment, tools and photos. Other people have donated more machinery to the museum. It now covers...

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Jul 9, 2016 - Visiting Crater Lake National Park with Mike & Diane

We spent yesterday morning doing laundry and housework, getting ready for company. Mike and Diane got here around lunch time. They were tired from their long drive so we spent the rest of the day relaxing and visiting. Today, we went back to Crater Lake National Park and drove around the Rim Drive. It was cloudy and damp when we left the campground. Up on the rim we were in the clouds part of the time and there was a cold wind. We were all chilly. We stopped at some of the pullouts to look at the lake, when the pullouts weren’t fogged in....

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Jul 7, 2016 - Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

We went to Crater Lake National Park today. It is a 25 or 30-minute drive from the campground to the park entrance and another 10 or 15 minutes up to Rim Village. It was a nice drive through a wide valley with lots of farms. We saw beef cattle, goats, sheep and a llama grazing in the fields. There was a long line to get into the park. I hate to think what it will be like on the weekend. We stopped at the Headquarters Visitor Center first and watched the park video. There aren’t any exhibits there – just the film, an information desk and a...

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Jul 6, 2016 - Collier Memorial State Park, Chiloquin, Oregon

Today was another short travel day, just 127 miles. Check-in time at Collier Memorial State Park campground is really late, after 4 PM. We didn’t leave the KOA until just before the 11 AM check-out time. A flock of wild turkeys wandered through the campground before we left. There were two adults and at least 20 juveniles. We had five hours to get to Collier State Park, way more time than we needed for the drive. We drove south less than ten miles on I-5 and got off in Medford, Oregon. We stopped at a Pilot truck stop to fill up with...

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May 12, 2012 - May 9th to May 12th - Collier Memorial State Park, Oregon

We left Weed the morning of May 9th and travel north on US 97 for 100 miles to Collier Memorial State Park which is about 30 miles north of Klamath Falls, Or. We had reservations for four nights at this park. Wow! What a park, it was extremely well managed and maintained, a very pleasant place to stay. We hiked along Spring Creek to the Logging Museum, drove to Crater Lake, which had just opened, however we could not drive around the lake because of the deep snow still on the ground. We found out that this is normal this time of year and...

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Sep 25, 2011 - Collier Memorial State Park, OR

We traveled back over the Cascades and down Route 97 to Collier Memorial State Park located on the Williamson River and its Spring Creek tributary. Collier also has an outdoor museum of historic logging equipment. The equipment is arranged in the manner typical of an old logging camp. The museum’s donkey steam engines, skidding and railroad equipment, smaller tools and a variety of machinery are displayed year-round, weather permitting. The museum also has a Pioneer Village with nine log cabins re-located from points around southern...

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