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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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Aug 28, 2012 - More of Oregon's Beautiful Coast

Now under one week before we leave Grants Pass it was time to do one more trek out to the beautiful Oregon coast to see some more of the natural beauty and yes, of course – some more lighthouses; three to be exact! Another long day, but such a delightful one with all these scenic by-ways sprinkled throughout the state. Today we managed to travel along two of them and enjoyed them both. We traveled up I-5 to our exit just north of Roseburg and took the Umpqua Scenic By-Way with our first stop to see the Rochester Covered Bridge. We’ve been...

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Aug 16, 2012 - Coos Bay

We journeyed to Coos Bay for a quick visit to our bank. We had rebate checks we needed to deposit, we needed quarters for laundry, and we mostly avoid ATM's if at all possible because someone always figures out a way to capture your personal information, and soon you are paying for their new car! We have some pictures that we put into two posts. We were only in Coos Bay for a couple of hours and walked a short distance of the downtown area and part of the marina. We have a few pictures for you. Mike and Nancy

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Travels In Serenity

Jul 27, 2012 - day 18 Coos Bay, Oregon, to Newberg OR (home of Paula and George and Bob starts home

More of the same weather and also quite good riding along a river as we turned east off the coastal highway that we had been on since Santa Monica. Bob and I parted in Eugene with hopefully good weather and safe riding ahead gor both of us. Arrived at Paula (Bence) and George Heuston in Newberg OR. Steve/Paulas mom Darlene lives in a house on the property. View of Mount Hood on A good day.

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Jul 26, 2012 - day 17 Eureka, California, to Port Orford, and Coos Bay, Oregon

KOA at 53 degrees on north. July is something here on west coast. Rode up the coast to Coos Bay OR. Pretty good roads for riding but always damp riding in the clouds and cold. Treated ourselves to a Best Western motel, too cold to camp. Were soft. Did a load of wash. Clean is good.

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Jul 10, 2012 - South Coast Oregon

We are going back south to look at all the sites we had to pass up yesterday because we had a reservation for the boat ride. We stop at the Coquille River Lighthouse. Today is much windier than previous days – I mean blow your hair off your head wind! The lighthouse is no longer in use, having been replaced by more modern means. The beach by the lighthouse has a large accumulation of logs and wood of all sizes. David wanders around for a while looking for just the right piece of drift wood to bring home. Next we make a beeline to the wood...

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