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May 25, 2018 - Off to Eugene, Oregon for Repairs

Well, we were in need of repairs to the 5th-wheel, so we cut our stay in Winnemucca, Nevada by one day. One of the landing gears broke (which is a biggie) so off to Eugene, Oregon to see our friend Manny (he is also the best RV repairman anywhere). We left Winnemucca on the 22nd & when we reached Eugene (a 500 mile trip), Manny was waiting for us with two brand new landing gear jacks. He worked into the evening replacing the one that was broken & on the morning of the 23rd he replaced the other landing gear jack...so now we have two new...

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May 15, 2018 - What great day!!! 62 miles!

Well, when last we heard from our two wheeling heroes, someone was complaining of exhaustion and maybe a thumping headache was mentioned! That someone went to bed at 8:00pm!! OMG, that never happens! I slept so well that night and woke up so refreshed! Ready to go! And go we did!! It was a beautiful morning, so nice to start out in sunshine even tho the air is cool. Actually perfect for riding! What a day it turned out to be! We flew along! Not because of wind, just because the road was relatively level and we were pedaling like crazy!...

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Nov 1, 2017 - Moving into our motorhome

We officially moved into the motorhome on November 1, 2017, can’t say it was easy trying to downsize and decide what and how to get rid of everything and what to keep. We ended up buying a 40ft container to hold some of our things that we couldn’t part with and we are lucky to have a friend with property that let’s us store it there. We spent many hours organizing, selling and giving away all of our “stuff”. So we spent a couple of weeks at the rv park in Eugene then finally headed south on Monday November 20th. Woo Hoo on our way!

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Sep 12, 2017 - Kristi and John Ward

Sorry, no photos on this trip. We circled back to stay with Kristi and John again (we were there for an extended time in June). Took care of a couple of minor medical things. And generally "chilled" out. We felt that we had been pretty active for a couple of months so we deserved a break.

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Jul 21, 2017 - Flight from Las Vegas to Eugene

We had a very early flight this morning back to Eugene, Oregon. We had to be at the airport by 8:00 AM. We took the rental car back first and rode the shuttle to the airport. We did have a thirty-minute delay on the flight, everything else went pretty smooth. :-) On the flight home, we were able to get a quickie look at Crater Lake, at least a part of it, about half. It was awesome to see from the plane. We also saw quite a few snow-capped mountains including the Three Sisters near Bend, Oregon. Once we arrived in Eugene, we got our car...

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Jun 8, 2017 - Klamath River RV Park, Oregon Coast, to Eugene, Oregon

We left Klamath in the rain and 55 degrees. Rained off and on most of the day till sometime this afternoon, and then stayed cloudy and 57 to 62 degrees. 101, the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, goes up the coastline, and is a beautiful drive on mostly good, wide roads. There were a few bumpy spots, a couple of winding, narrow areas, and some construction, but nothing lasted long. Instead of rumble strips, the white line whistled if you drove on it. It was enough to notice, but not loud and annoying. We went back on the Redwood Highway, so got...

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May 18, 2017 - Part one.. last day

For the first time in our journey, we split for dinner. The Helperns went for pizza and Mary sampled her first Blondie and the Everhart chose a collage of appetizers at a local seafood place. Other than the diesel truck outside getting an early start, we had a nice rest. We left Brandon on search of the Oregon coast, pursuant to a local recommendation, only to lose Joe & Mary briefly and never to find the scenic views. Took backroads to Coos Bay which led us back to 101 and into Florence where we had lunch at a local seafood place. We got...

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May 3, 2017 - Back on Road, May 1st & 2nd.

After a restful night in Santa Nella, we pointed our rig North. We thought we'd stay the night in Weed, Ca. (but it was to early to stop) so we ended up staying in Phoenix, Oregon. We had dinner at the Heaven & Earth restaurant (if you've never been there & are driving up I-5...ya gotta stop ....fresh baked goods, homemade apple butter & Marionberry Jam (not to mention the good food). Pete, I & JD parked our rigs in a small lot across the street from the restaurant (dry docking) for the night. It was nice & quiet & we decided to have...

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Nov 27, 2016 - On the road again...

Last night we spent the night in the RV, after turning off the propane, and the water to the house. It seems we always forget something so it is good to have the option to run back into the house. One of the timers for the lights in the house failed, and we still had some room in the freezer in the RV, so I threw in the Tillamook Huckleberry ice cream, and a few other items. And we forgot a couple of other things too. So anyway out of the driveway and hooking up out on the road at 0900. Underway at 0915. After a horribly rainy day...

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Sep 12, 2016 - Florence to Eugene, OR

September 12, 2016 Another beautiful day! We are driving east on Hwy 126 towards Eugene through the Siuslaw National Forest which we have not traveled previously. There were many folks fishing on the river. Very few towns along the way. We found the Visitor Center and Tricia gave us lots of useful information. We knew that we wanted to walk some of the many trails along the Willamette River that runs through town, find a brew pub where we could watch the Steelers game tonight and visit Cottage Grove, the Covered Bridge Capital of the West!...

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Aug 1, 2016 - Why We Do This

We, Western Hemisphere humans, live much of our lives entrenched in patterns and traditional lifestyles. We have homes, addresses, jobs with some routines. We tend to see the same places and people and get very comfortable in our "cocoons". That may be why people are mystified at the choice we made six years ago to sell our home of the previous twenty years and start traveling North America in our motorhome. Some suggest we are crazy. Others feel sorry for us because we are homeless. And some express genuine envy. We dipped our toes into...

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May 25, 2016 - Eugene and Cottage Grove, OR

(After a slight break from blogging, we are BACK...we heard our fans are ready for another dose of life on, and sometimes off, the road!) Eugene is the second largest city in Oregon - a distant second to Portland. We stopped there several times for service and supplies, but the surrounding area has lots of history and interesting sights. Just north of town are the picturesque lilac fields. Southeast of town is Cottage Grove, a cute and well preserved town with murals on the sides of buildings and a sizable collection of bridges - covered...

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