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Sep 18, 2015 - North Bend, OR

As this adventure starts with our McKenzie Int'l Travel Club Rally, we head out down I-5 to Drain, OR exit, taking state hwy. 38 to Hwy 101 to North Bend, OR and The Mill Casino RV Park. Our Rally starts on Monday, September 21, 2015, but with Dale and I officers of the club and actually helping with this year's Rally, we got there early. Eventually 30 other rigs joined us for a fun-filled week of renewed friendships and fun. Special thanks to Larry & Diane Evans for heading up this Rally and to Loren & Kathleen Koller for their added help...

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Balloon Fiesta 2015

Sep 14, 2015 - North Bend OR – Siuslaw National Forest - Bluebill Campground

Back in the Siuslaw National Forest, we spent the night in the Oregon Sand Dunes. There were a lot of off-road vehicles in the area, but our campground was nice and quiet. Seems the OHV’s (off-highway vehicles) weren’t allowed on the side of the road our campground was on. I was glad of that because those things can be really loud.

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Retired at Last!

Aug 28, 2015 - North Bend, Oregon

We stayed at the Mill Casino RV Park in North Bend. They have full hook ups and even a free shuttle to the casino. We stopped in there one night and played about 15 minutes and came out $12 ahead and we left. It is not our cup of tea. They had a fantastic buffet dinner there for the kick off of this part of our trip. On Thursday we went to the Shore Acres State Botanical Gardens. There were lots of flowers but the roses were exceptional. We could walk from there to a place where we could view the majestic coast with the water crashing on...

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Jul 12, 2015 - Oregon the Beautiful. Good to be here...but it's not for long

We finally hit home plate. Oregon has a section they call the Oregon Outback and it is quite surprising. We fell off the cliff that was Nevada and the Great Basin into a valley. It was quite striking. 6-8 degrees down. And no guardrails. Fremont the next great explorer after Louis and Clark turns out was also struck by the contrast of the cliff and valley or basin below. The lake in the basin evaporates in this white cloud of reverse rain. We weren't sure what it was as it looked like something was kicking it up like ATVs or smoke...but...

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Jun 17, 2015 - We left home. Again

I know, we just got home. But Laura Ingalls (the book, not the show) waits for no man and neither does Aunty Ba when she needs a shed. So off we go! Really we just needed a good excuse to dust off Big Green. Our first stop brings us to Mark and Julie's in Sisters, Oregon. This is about 4 hours away, but it is very different from the coast. It has volcanic mountains. With snow. Now. It has lava fields, craters, and lava bolders casually strewn about. It is high desert, which I believe to be incongruous with Oregon, and should not be allowed,...

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May 25, 2015 - and back. What just happened!

After full circle Iceland, it's full circle back to home plate. Shazam! Were we really gone for almost two months? Where did all that time go? The take-aways: 1. God is so good. We have been blessed beyond our wildest imagination to have these experiences. Wow. 2. Icelanders eat whale and puffin. Why Why? We will send you some more cows! 3. We are thankful for everything going so smoothly and all your prayers! 4. Returnables are: Azores, Florence, Venice, Germany, Iceland. At least! 5. We are thankful to be home! Back to yard work and...

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Oct 14, 2014 - North Bend, OR

We took Hwy 126 into Springfield, Eugene and then through Veneta to Florence and down to North Bend. We stayed at the Mill Casino RV Park where we will be hosting with two other couples, the 2015 McKenzie Int'l Travel Club Rally. Here we met Larry and Diane Evans, to get some planning done for the Rally. Great meeting with the Casino Rep and had everything lined out for our Rally. She made it so simple and we are really looking forward to holding the Rally at this facility. Because our plans got changed from going to CA, our annual "booze"...

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Feb 20, 2014 - Back to North Bend

Although the weather forecast was for rain, when we left Arcata this morning, the sun was shining, the skies were blue, and it was hard to imagine winter anywhere, never mind the direction in which we were heading. A stop at Lagoon Park rest area, just north of Klamath Oregon, was an opportunity to grasp one last moment of Northern California weather. The lagoon is just a small pond but it used to be a Yurok village site and it was easy to imagine why they picked it--not far from the ocean, but sheltered from the wild weather, with lots of...

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Dec 8, 2013 - Day 5: Free at last!

After much debating and interweb research and chatting with people who might know, we decided to pack it in at Woodburn this morning and hit the road. But where? We were trying to get to Annie's in Arcata, but were the highways west to the coast going to be clear enough of snow? We could head south on the I-5 (the chain restrictions were lifted yesterday afternoon), but the road reports were warning about black ice. What to do? What to do? We finally decided (after "finally deciding" two or three times) to take Highway 126 west from Eugene...

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Oct 4, 2013 - Oregon Sand Dunes National Recreation Area

Today we will be touring the Oregon Coast. Unfortunately the Federal Government is still shutdown. What a mess that is. We started our day at the Oregon Sand Dune National Recreation Area. The actual dune area was not gated off just the toll booth was covered. Guess they forgot one. So we enjoyed a nice boardwalk view of the dunes. Debbie needed to use the facilities and a signed said (you will see in one of the attached photos). Then we stopped by a visitor center and was it open? You will find out that also in an attached photo. A little...

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Jun 27, 2012 - The First Day's Journey Home

Some days just don't go as planned. Yesterday, we planned to leave fairly early, stop in Vancouver, WA and have lunch with our friends, Barb and Tim and then drive to North Bend, OR to meet my online friend, Leslie Miller. No. Didn't go that way. We left Shannon and Ron's home at the appointed time and stopped to get gas. I noticed that the temperature gauge was elevated only after driving 3 miles. I wondered if maybe Jiffy Lube had forgotten to put a cap on the radiator after changing the oil and filling all the fluids just two days...

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Washington

Jun 23, 2011 - Day 23 - Sea Lions

Today we started the day by visiting the Coos Bay Art Museum. They had art a motorcycle display. Jay enjoyed looking at the motorcycles and pictures. I enjoyed the art too, just not as much as Jay. No pictures allowed so I got one of the desk, but that was it. We then headed over to the Myrtlewood factory to see what they made. Myrtlewood is a very hard wood, good for crafts and furniture. Beautiful works of art. I purchased a small cheese cutting board for use with the cheese we will buy in Tillamook and a Christmas ornament. Then it was...

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