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Jul 30, 2013 - Charleston, OR

Today we drove to Simpson Bay. Saw more beautiful views of the ocean, beaches and rocks. Also saw and heard many sea lions. Drove through the fishing port of Charleston, OR. Many fishing boats and places to purchase fresh fish. There were 2 canneries there where they really canned the local tuna and salmon. We ended up buying 2 dungeoness crabs. They are so good. We really have been getting our fill of crab here, so now I have a legitimate reason for being crabby! I really like Oregon. It is illegal to pump your own fuel here. The state...

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Jul 29, 2013 - Coos Bay OR

Yesterday we drove a short distance to South Beach State Park, OR. OR has so many parks along the ocean with camping it is great. We visited Nye's Beach and visited a really neat art gallery all done by locals. I'm already kicking my butt for not making a purchase. We went to Old Town which was right on the bay. Lots of fishing boats and commercial processing plants for crab and fish. Watched a guy crabbing and he pulled in a pink starfish about 16". It was really unusual. We ate a pizza place which was like a hole in the wall with a wood...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Coos Bay, Oregon

We spent four days in Coos Bay Oregon. We took a few days off for shopping, Motorhome maintenance/cleaning and some downtime. On the third day Harold and I drove 25 miles into the woods and took three short hikes to two different waterfalls. One of the trails went to the bottom of Silver Falls. Golden, the other Falls, had a trail to the bottom of the Falls and a trail to the top of the Falls. Given that it is late Summer- versus Spring or early Summer, the water volume over the falls was not all that heavy, but we still enjoyed the views....

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Jul 18, 2013 - Coos Bay, Oregon

We are sitting in beautiful Coos Bay, Home of Coos Beer! What!!! Where is Colorado?? OK maybe I'm a little turned around, but the bay is beautiful and we chose Coos Bay for a little R&R and to rest up from our vacation? We are attending an RV Jamboree sponsored by a major dealer in the northwest, we saw all the display coaches they brought including several Newmar products. On Wednesday we took a long drive (24 miles) up the Coos river, in order to hike up to a couple of water falls. Both were pretty nice, but I would love to see them in...

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Jun 16, 2013 - Oregon Sand Dunes

We drove along the Oregon coast today, stopping to check out some tide pools along the way. Early afternoon we reached Coos Bay, a town famous for the huge sand dunes you can ride on. Of course we couldn’t pass up this opportunity! Ryan rented an ATV while Russell, Sammy and I chose a 4 seater Razor dune buggy. The dunes were awesome to ride on! In the area we rode, the dunes were over 100 feet high in some places! Ryan loved riding up them on the ATV! Our stop for the night was just over the Oregon/California boarder in Crescent City,...

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Jun 12, 2013 - Coos Bay to Florence

Visited Coos Bay to explore, we found a farmer's market. We found out that Coos Bay is the largest port for wood products. On the way back we visited the Umpqua River Lighthouse (this is the sister lighthouse to the Heceta Lighthouse north of Florende), It was the first lighthouse in the Oregon Territory and was built in 1857. Winchester a small town on the Umpqua river with a very large marina (full during the summer and fall, We stopped in the Historic town of Gardiner (lumber related). Gardiner established in 1850 when the Schooner...

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May 29, 2013 - Home to Coos Bay

NORTHWEST TRIP MAY 19,2013 May 19th It's been quite an adventure so far. The first night we entered Richardson Grove State Park, but we are to long. We turned around and decided to go back south about a quarter of a mile. Good decision, about half way all the light and buzzers went off in the motor home. Thank goodness we found a spot to pull over. The belt and tentioner broke. I took the car to Richardson Grove RV Park, got a spot then went back to get Pat. He was able to get the motor home to the site without causing any damage. We drove...

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NORTHERN TRIP 2013

May 4, 2013 - Coos Bay, Oregon

On Tuesday we traveled 108 miles north on 101 to Coos Bay, Oregon and are parked at the Mill Casino RV Resort, a little pricey but worth the stay for the view. A visit to Shore Acres SP for the Botanical Gardens and viewing the shore line with a stop at Sunset Beach for a picnic lunch. On the way home we stop at an oyster farm and took a pic of the Shells stacked up the pic shows one stack of many. They use the shells to attach the Oyster seed to and then hang them from sticks in the tide pools. They produce about 4 to 6 thousand gallons...

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Apr 28, 2013 - Coos Bay & Charleston

We didn't hurry packing up this morning since we were only moving 50 miles up 101. It was misty rain for most of our drive but it cleared & the sun came out shortly after we arrived. We're staying at the Oceanside RV Park in Charleston. It was recommended to us by friends in the water aerobics class in Arroyo Grande & they were certainly right. It seems almost like a state park rather than an rv park because it's cut out of the native trees/shrubs & not overly developed. Our site is at the back of the park near the dunes beside the ocean....

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Sep 25, 2012 - Coos Bay, Oregon

We traveled from Florence, Oregon to Coos Bay, Oregon – a total of 49 miles. Traveled through wooded and sand dune areas. Highway 101 is close to the ocean but because of the huge (over 500 ft. dunes) the road is a bit inland. Along the Oregon coast is a rainforest. It is caused by the cool moist air coming from the ocean. When we look into the forest areas it is very dense. David is recovering from a cold so we have stopped very early at Wal-Mart (11AM) for him to recoup. We plan to spend the night here at Wal-Mart..
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Sep 20, 2012 - North Bend

Finally today we are headed into North Bend. We will staying at the Old Mill Casino. This has been built on the site of the old Weyerhauser plant where my dad, uncle and sister worked. First thing on the agenda was to go to the beach and visit the old haunts. I could stand and watch the waves at Shore Acres for hours.

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Beaches and Reunion

Sep 9, 2012 - Coos Bay, OR

Today we drove to Coos Bay, about 40 miles north of our camp site for some shopping. Coos Bay is a city of about 16,000 residence and the larges town on the South Coast. While in Coos Bay we stopped at the Myrtle Wood Factory and Gift Shop. They advertised tours of the factory but we found out tours are not available on Sundays. We did enjoy browsing the Myrtle Wood products in the shop. On our drive back we stopped at the small town of Charleston OR and at Sunset Bay and Shore Acres State Parks. Charleston has a nice boat harbor on...

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