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Sep 9, 2016 - Grants Pass OR

Wednesday was a good, but slow day. Let me explain. Michele had an appointment at the spa at 11:00 to get her nails and some other girlie stuff done while I did some cleaning on the outside of the house. Does anyone see the disparity in this situation? It’s glaringly obvious to me. Anyway, we lounged around till about 6:30 when we caught the shuttle over to the casino to watch singer Amy Clawson – ring a bell? I didn’t think so – do a show, then we grabbed a mediocre dinner in the Stix Lounge and then it was off to the slot machines to see...

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Aug 28, 2016 - On the Move

The time has come to say goodbye to our new tiny house and Brookings, for now. Today, we moved a short 100 miles to the heat in Grants Pass. Here we will visit our friends Bev and John for a couple of days. We have missed spending time with them this summer, but as we know with all family and friends, there will be another time. -- John and I worked our butts off transferring stuff back into the motorhome. We were glad we did it over a period of two days, instead of one. I waited until Saturday afternoon to move the kitties over from the...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Aug 18, 2016 - Bears of Grants Pass

Grants Pass is known for its mild climate, it is located in the "sun belt" of Southern Oregon. Average annual maximum temperature is 68.0, annual minimum 40.9. Average annual precipitation is 29.5 inches. Snowfall is minimal - 2.3 inches per year and in many years is non-existent. It is known for its ideal climate and even has banners running across the street in town bragging about it. We were shocked to see the temps way up in the 90,s with a couple of days at 103. Yikes! We have spent a lot of time inside with both air conditioners...

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Aug 7, 2016 - Grants Pass, Oregon

We left California today and drove about 80 miles to Grants Pass, Oregon. We will be here for a few weeks. Our campsite is near the beautiful Rogue River. It is so full of trees, the sites are all made to fit around the trees, making them look really strange. We do have a nice grassy yard on the side and we are only a short walk from the Rogue River. When Congress first passed legislation to preserve America's wild rivers, Oregon's Rogue River was among the first to receive protection as a Wild & Scenic river. It's a wild country and...

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Jul 31, 2016 - Grants Pass, OR

Although we only had about 80 miles to travel, our travel time today was 3 hours. Starting out with our last views of the coast, we started south on Hwy 101 then just before our turn west on Hwy 199, we entered California. Then about 2 ½ hours later, we were back in Oregon. This does seem a strange way to travel, but it’s the only west to east road in this area. Hwy 199 was beautiful but very narrow in places, hilly and extremely curvy. Definitely a drive where I kept saying, “slow down, Jay”, even though he was driving really well. We...

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Jun 24, 2016 - Wine, Lavender, and Moose Munch

We stayed in Grant's Pass Oregon for four nights to check out the sights in southern Oregon. Our excursion while in this area included Redwood National Forest, wineries, and Harry & David. Redwood Forest deserves its own entry, check it out. One afternoon, we went in search of wineries. Although we planned on visiting a couple, the first one we stopped at was so nice, we spent a lot of time there. We did a wine tasting, then bought some cheese, crackers, sausage, and wine and had a picnic on their lawn while listening to live music and...

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Jun 20, 2016 - Rogue Valley Overniters RV Park, Grants Pass, Oregon

Today was a travel day. We took Hwy 44 back west to Redding and then headed north on I-5 through the mountains. We crossed Lake Shasta, a huge reservoir. It is a pretty blue-green color surrounded by mountains. We could see snow-capped Mount Shasta, the highest peak in the California Cascades, most of the way today. We stopped in Weed, California, to fill up with diesel and propane and then stopped at a rest area just north of Weed for lunch. We had a nice view of Mount Shasta from our table. There were lots of ring-billed gulls around....

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Our 2016 Travels

May 16, 2016 - Big Trees and Ocean Waves

We are camped at Grants Pass, OR, but today we drove into Northern California in search of the Pacific Ocean and the California Giant Red Wood trees. Our first stop was Point St. George which gave us a great first view of the Pacific Ocean. There stands Castle Island Preserve, one of the most important California Sea Bird Rookeries on the CA coast. It is home to rare Tufted Puffins, CA sea lions, Rhinoceros Auklets, and Aleutian Cackling Goose, which is a Pacific Rim Subspecies of the Canada Goose, and is recovering from almost being...

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2016 RV Trip

Aug 10, 2015 - Finally Trees

We left Lewiston, ID yesterday morning headed for Redmond, OR. Lewiston area had beautiful wheat fields that were being combined but as soon as we left the water everything turned barren again. What was to be a 6 hour drive turned into 12 hours as we detoured through Hells Canyon again just to see for last time. So, needless to say there were no update on travel but will try and put two days in one. The 1st stop today was a place called Smiths Rock State Park where people climb rocks. I watched but not for long. I like it on the ground....

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JC&Linda Clark

Jul 1, 2015 - On our way to Waldport,OR

Summer of 2015- hitting the road again to Waldport a beautiful town on oregon's central coast. Unlike other trips this one is special, meeting up with family for the first time in a vacation home and all plans set to celebrate the 4th July weekend! Day 1: morning was as usual with our r Even after so many road trips I always complain about our trunk space. With all last minute checks we finally hit the road at 10:30 a.m.GPS estimates arrival time as 5:36 which

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My Road Trip Diary

Jun 17, 2015 - Last night out

The object on top of the car with a red flag at the end is the awning over the slide out. Last night we couldn't open the slide out or if we got it part way open, we could not close it.  Found a guy to check it out. The awning end cap with the tensioner (?) had worn out and shifted and was blocking the slide out. He didn't have a replacement part to fix it so we had to remove it. It was too big to fit anywhere except on top of the car. We have a guy in Brookings who will fix it. In Ontario,  Oregon, at the Walmart, a fellow camper...

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May 19, 2015 - Grants Pass Day 2

Went into Grants Pass Old Town today. Really cute, quaint town. Like many other late 1800's early 1900's towns it is being revitalized. There are these Bear statues all over the place. I only took pics of a few because there are just too many to photograph! After perusing several antique and tourist shops we settled on the Laughing Clam Restaurant. Very good food. Lots of local craft beers on tap. Thenj wondered around town looking at the shops and the beautifully restored buildings. Then went shopping at a Fred Meyer store which is like a...

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Canadian Tour-2015

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