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May 11, 2018 - Another great day on the Oregon Coast!

By now we should just know that fog and drizzle are part of every day life on the northern coast of Oregon! Don't kow why the weather forecast even bothers to make it sound like it might not happen! You have probably already guessed now we started out our day in drizzle. NOT my favorite! We tried to wait it out a bit thinking it would blow over, but it only got worse! We did bring great wet weather gear, the rain coats made by Showers Pass are just amazing! Although we were wet, we were warm. It isn't just rain falling from the sky that...

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Mar 13, 2018 - Rain, Sun and Gale Winds on the Oregon Trail

I made it to Oregon! Yes, I had to shovel the snow to get Gypsy out of Mount Shasta, but she handled it like a pro...with a little help of $95 tire chains! #48 out of 50 states for me to visit. I’m getting oh so close...and this one has been worth the wait! Our Oregon trail started in Medford. I originally booked Medford so I could visit Crater Lake National Park. But, after braving the snow in Mt. Shasta, I was not willing to try it again to make it to Crater Lake. So, we hung out in the state’s 4th largest city for a few days. The weather...

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Jun 4, 2017 - The Third Cape

I enticed Sue to go with me to see Cape Kiwanda with a dinner. Cape Kiwanda is the third of the 3 capes on the Scenic Drive. It's located near Pacific City, a beach resort town which has an actual sand beach. We had dinner at the Pelican Brewing Company. The food was good but undersized and overpriced. After dinner we drove the car onto the beach and walked around a little. While I took pictures, Sue sat on a blanket and watched. Kiwanda is the smallest of the three capes, but it is one of the best places to see some spectacular wave...

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May 29, 2017 - Pacific city TT

Hey Hope everybody had a nice Holiday weekend.We had a nice one seeing sights near here,Proposal rock,Heceta head lighthouse and Cape Kiwana and its Haystock rock.It was interesting seeing the dory fishing boats beaching themselves and you can drive on the beach like Daytona. SANDY has been running wild on the beaches We really enjoyed this campground as you can see the view is amazing and it will be tough leaving it..but onward we must to Seaside,Oregon.Hopefully we will have better phone service.The weather here has pretty dreary on the...

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Sep 13, 2016 - Pacific City OR

Cape Kiwanda RV Park was full (do you see a pattern here?) but right next door was Webb County Park that had some spots with water and electric. It also had a very smelly fish cleaning station. Fortunately we were not down wind. And the park was right across the street from the Pacific Ocean and Pelicans Pub & Brewery which had absolutely delicious clam chowder. While there we drove to Neskowin to visit the Hawk Creek Cafe. Again, some things do change, the food wasn't as good and no pizza till 5:00. We also drove on the Three Cape Scenic...

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Aug 17, 2016 - Pacific City, OR - Cape Kiwanda

We spent three days in Pacific City, Oregon. The main draw for this coastal town is the beach at Cape Kiwanda. The Cape juts out into the ocean for about a quarter mile and blocks incoming ocean waves which along with the wind has created a huge sand dune that is a big attraction for kids to climb. South of this huge sand dune is a wide sandy beach that you can drive your onto and park on while you are at the beach. The part of the beach closest to the sand dune is reserved for boat trailer parking. For over a century, people have been...

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Jul 25, 2016 - Peaceful in Pacific City

We hadn't been to Pacific City for several years...no real reason since we always love it here...but this year it is exceptionally green and lush. The Northwest got a lot of rain this winter and everywhere has been gorgeous ...full creeks, thick bush and verdant meadows. Our camp is directly across a small lane from a luxury, gated community. Huge view lots, impressive mansions, and immaculate landscaping. No desire to live there, but a fun place to walk the dogs. We didn't have any Internet connection at camp (and we have no TV service)...

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May 2016

Jun 24, 2015 - Pacific City TT, Cloverdale, OR

Telephone and Internet service was marginal to say the best at Pacific City. This was a beautiful campground. I had other pictures and deleted them by mistake. The campground was about 400 yards from the ocean. I could here the waves from my campsite. Did some site seeing up the coast. Pictures deleted. Many beautiful beaches in Oregon. I made couple trips to Portland and Salem.

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Jul 20, 2013 - Dory Dazes Pacific City

We attended the Annual Dory Dazes Festival in Pacific City. A Dory is a boat the fishermen use to ply their trade. It has a flat bottom which allows them to launch and recover their boats on the beach. The parade was filled with all sorts or decorated Dorys, a Library drill team, horses, Horse poop picker upper and antique cars. We went to Kiawana Cape to have some delicious fresh Oregon Halibut. We watched a Dory come in from fishing while one was being launched. Pacific City is the only place in the USA that Dorys are launched and...

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Jul 12, 2013 - Day Tripping

For a fairly dense city, Portland is pretty relaxed, parking-wise. Maybe it's due to lower auto ownership / higher bike commuter rates. In any case, Friday morning remained quiet and not-at-all busy. Perfect combination of solitude and people-watching at the park across the street. Entertaining to watch 5-7 year old kids play soccer, then launch science rockets at the park - just enough of a distraction to take the serious edge off of work. The not-so-busyness disappeared once I hit the road for McMinnville. As unique and fun as Oregon had...

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Aug 17, 2012 - Back to Being Cool

Today was another short travel day, back to the coolness of the coast. We traveled around 72 miles but we are only about 25 miles north of the last park we stayed at on the coast. You should see people's faces when John tells them that we only traveled 25 miles in a week. But we love the slow pace. -- For the weekend, we will be staying at the Cape Kiwanda RV Resort (park) in Pacific City, Oregon. The reason I chose this park is that the beach is right across the street. The park is like a big family friendly campground and there are a lot...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Jul 25, 2012 - We Struck Out . . .Again!

This time we followed the advice of our native Oregonian neighbors and checked and double checked the weather out on the coast before heading westward to revisit Cape Meares Lighthouse, the Three Cape Scenic Drive, Cape Overlook and Pacific City. The forecast showed the same beautiful weather we were experiencing in Salem; sunny, cloudless blue skies and mid 70s temperature! So, off we headed. However, we wanted to take a different route to the coast than the same one we had already traveled four or five times and headed northwest from...

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