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Jun 17, 2018 - Port Orford RV Park

/// Sunday June 17, 2018 A Travel Day: Woke to clear blue skies and no wind. A beautiful day to travel. We have a big day ahead of us. A trip of 24 miles south on Hwy 101 to Port Orford, OR. We managed to delay our departure until 11:00 A.M. and then hit the road. Road conditions today were good. Some traffic but not too bad. We drove straight through - ha ha.! We arrived in Port Orford by 11:30 and checked into the RV park. Upon arrival we were greeted by our old friend Gordon Pierce. Gordon was instrumental in getting us started with our...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Cool, Dark and Quiet

We said goodbye to the beach on Sunday morning. It was already getting hot as a change in the weather was setting in. It will be hot this week in Brookings, as it is hot over the hill in the Medford area, and it comes through the canyon with the Chetco River right into Brookings. -- We have moved north about 60 miles to Port Orford and the Port Orford Village RV Park. It is one of our favorite parks, and owners, Tim and Cindy are constantly working to improve the park. It is not fancy, but it is pretty and nicely landscaped. This year, we...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

May 1, 2014 - Sliding into "home" base

Since departing San Tan Valley on Apr 6 we have put 1448 tow miles behind us. The last 73 took no time at all this morning. The last few miles went much the same as the rest with no adverse conditions on the highway or with the equipment. The weather today was fantastic and somewhat cooler than yesterday's 91 at Winchester Bay. I didn't have an outside thermometer set up yet, but the afternoon temperature felt like somewhere in the upper 70's. A cooling trend is ahead with some rain late in the weekend into next week. The past three weeks...

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May 29, 2013 - I Make My Maiden Voyage

Our two weeks was up today at the beach in Brookings so we moved north to another one of our favorite parks, Port Orford RV Park in Port Orford, Oregon. We have had a lot of rain over the holiday weekend and it continued into this morning. It was my turn to drive Acey for the first time. -- We stopped at a local repair shop and had the oil changed in Acey before our travel. John has always been very good about keeping the oil changed in both vehicles. -- I was not nervous driving the rig and in fact, was looking forward to it. She handles...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

May 16, 2013 - A fresh apple-cranberry pie; Tennessee moonshine

This morning with rain pelting the roof, we thought we would stay one more night at Harris Beach. By noon, the rain stopped and the pavement dried; so let's go to Port Orford we cried! It was a smooth ride (notices the poetic rhyming yet?) north on scenic coastal US 101. This has to be one of the most beautiful highways in the United States. It seems nearly every turn in the road offers yet another awesome perspective of the ocean or the coastal mountain range. We rolled into Port Orford but continued on out to Cape Blanco before returning...

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Dream On

Apr 24, 2013 - On to Oregon

We're finally getting caught up with our posts. We didn't have wifi in Willits so had to wait until we arrived in Port Orford to catch up. Today we continued up the Redwood Highway of Northern California. We drove thru several state & national parks, including Redwood National Park. The California Redwoods are the tallest trees in the world & to see groves of these trees is almost unbelievable. We stopped at a rest stop above Trinidad that was built at an old grove. Amid huge trees, there were stumps of trees cut over 100 years ago & the...

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Apr 21, 2013 - Final few miles of spring travel

133 miles on the road today wrapped up our travel from San Tan Valley, Arizona to our summer "home" in Port Orford, Oregon. It was a beautiful day for a short drive to the coast, roadways were mostly smooth and completely dry and there was very little traffic. The temperature along our entire route today was only in the mid 50's, but there was very little wind and no fog or haze. It looks like warmer and mostly dry conditions will exist for a good part of the upcoming week. We should be well settled during that time. We arrived at about 1PM...

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Sep 6, 2012 - Port Orford, Oregon

Went to Port Orford today to do some sight seeing. We went to Cape Blanco State Park and to Cape Blanco Lighthouse. The lighthouse tour was great, I made the climb to the light room, great view and the light was interesting. It has a Second order Fresnel lens, made in Paris France. The original lens was a First Order Fresnel lens, but it was moved to Tongue Point in Astoria, OR in 1936 and replaced with the current lens. We also went to the Hughes House, the family home of the Hughes Family, early settlers and dairy farmers of the Port...

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Aug 10, 2012 - Back to civilization

. After an eventful but relaxing several day visit to Quosatana Campground, we returned today to our summer home base in Port Orford. We were set up and ready to resume our wonderful visit to this little town on the coast in a very short time. Our dry camping experience with the big rolling home was a total success. We returned with over 50% of the original load of fresh water remaining and the holding tanks were emptied at camp with over 2/3 capacity remaining. We used our Honda 2000 generator briefly on a couple of occasions to keep our...

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Jul 3, 2012 - Well, That's a First!

Usually, when I mention that I have done something for the first time, it means I get to cross another item off my Bucket List. However, this time, it is because I royally screwed up! We were enjoying our evening last night as usual: John had gone to bed, and I was on the computer catching up on the news, journals, etc. There was an email from one of my favorite people, Gordon, that said, "Where the heck are you guys?" I thought, boy, he must be anxious to see us. I was trying to think of some smart ass comeback to his question but the rest...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Jun 28, 2012 - Humbug Mountain

We have arrived at Humbug Mountain State Park about six miles south of Port Orford, OR. The trip north on 101 was damp. It was scenic and mostly uneventful. About 25 miles from our destination as we were climbing yet another hill, the See Ya information system popped up, "LOW COOLANT LEVEL!". That was followed by, "CHECK ENGINE!" We had this issue one other time several years ago. Nevertheless, I went into semi panic mode. I pulled off at the first available, and less than desirable, spot. I headed to the rear of the See Ya to exercise my...

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May 31, 2012 - Back in the Northwest

. Juanita left me on my own Sunday morning and again took Abbey along with her to visit her two grandkids. She made her famous French toast for a family breakfast while I enjoyed a morning meal at the motel. I fired up the big screen TV in our suite to watch the Indy 500. It was a very good race and the first race that I have quietly watched from the old Brickyard in many years. The race was done just in time for me to walk down the street for some of the best buffalo wings I have found in a good long time. I read another book on my Kindle...

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