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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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2016 Travel

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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May 18, 2016 - Pacific Ocean!

Today we drove to the Pacific Ocean. It is a beautiful and wonderful experience. I suppose it sounds trite to say it is big, but it is BIG! It really looks different from the Atlantic. The large boulders and rocks sitting off shore are so different for me. We drove part of US 101 with the sounds of waves breaking against the shore and birds flying above the waves and seals playing in the surf. Wow! What a great experience. Lynd took some pictures, but before we could get too far along the 101, a storm rolled in with fog and mist and our...

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2016 RV Trip

May 17, 2016 - Eugene, Oregon

We left Grants Pass this morning with sunshine and 70 degree temperature. It has been a beautiful day. We crossed over 5 different mountains on our way to Eugene. The scenery was beautiful, lush and green, more like what I think of when I hear Oregon. NO more scrubs and dry, arid conditions. After getting settled in the new RV park, we headed into Eugene to the Hendricks Park. This is a Rhododendron Garden cultivated in 1906. The Rhododendrons are spectacular and they are huge. Everything seems to grow very large in Oregon. This garden is...

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2016 RV Trip

May 4, 2016 - In Eugene

We stayed for 4 nights in Eugene, visiting family & the 5th-wheel was in need of a repair. We had to have our water pump replaced, seems it had a slow leak at its base. It could have been rebuilt (which would have required waiting for a repair kit), Pete decided just to put in new one in instead. Now all is well once again in our world. While in Eugene we visited family, ate out (of course) & did a little bit of sight seeing.

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