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Jun 13, 2015 - Valley of the Rogue

June 13, 2015 Not a lot happening today. Headed into Medford and did some shopping, Best Buy for ink cartridges, and a wireless mouse for Mike, Cat food, the Visitor Center and Harry & David for fresh cherries. Also went to Verizon and got a new Mi-Fi, my battery was gone. Then we took off and found my Grandmother’s house. Tomorrow we head to Ashland. Other than that we just sat around and read. Actually was able to get satellite through a crack in the trees.

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Aug 3, 2014 - Jet Boating on the Rogue River

We left the Valley of the Rogue Campground at 8am to get to Grants Pass where Hellgate Jetboat Excursions are located. We had reservations for the Sunday brunch. We met Don and Betty Barss there, who are long time friends of Joan and Gary. Don knew Gary since grammar school when they lived in Paso Robles. Don and Betty now live in Medford. We boarded the jet boat and were heading up the Rogue River by 9:30 a.m. It wasn't as hot as the past several days. It was only in the high 80's. A perfect day for a River ride. Our boat captain is a...

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Aug 2, 2014 - Relaxing Along the Rogue

I got up very early (for me) and took Jessie out for a walk. Since Joan claims she is always up early we wandered over to her site. We have a code to tell each other when we are up and "accepting visitors" which is to turn on our porch light. Since Joan had hers on I proceeded to open her door and greet her with my cheerful "GOOD MORNING!" She instantly responded with "What the F!ock! are you doing?" She was still in bed and obviously had left her porch light on all night. Guess Joanie isn't as bright eyed and bushy tailed as I am until...

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Jul 31, 2014 - Roasting in Rogue River, Oregon

We got into Rogue River, Oregon, yesterday hoping it would be cooler than it was in Redding........we were wrong. It got up to 103 but wait ! It got better because it started to rain so we got a SAUNA!!!!!! HOT AND MUGGY ! My favorite type of weather. I just love beads of sweat rolling down my face, my neck, my chest, anywhere sweat can roll down !!!!! We got to VALLEY OF THE ROGUE STATE PARK, which is our favorite destination when we come to Rogue River with our RV. It is situated along the scenic Rogue River, has a lovely walking/bicycle...

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Jun 14, 2013 - R & R in Rogue River

Didn't do much today. We drove around town a little to check out what Rogue River has to offer. It's a small town and the River is it's primary attraction. We also went to Grants Pass. They have a Ford dealer there, so Bruce brought the truck in for a minor issue that needed to be addressed and then we went to the Glass Blowers to pick up my bowl. It had to stay in the kiln for 24 hours to cool slowly so the glass isn't stressed. So we'll go back to the park...rest for the evening and take off for Tahoe tomorrow.

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Jun 13, 2013 - Northern CA Redwood Forests

We left the park at 7:30 this morning with packed lunch and our cute little dog. We drove down to Crescent City, California. We took the Redwood Highway and saw some of the biggest trees we've ever seen. We have been to Yosemite and the Sequoia National Parks, and I think those two parks actually hold the largest trees, but the trail of the Giants is absolutely amazing and some of those trees have to be right up there with the biggest ones. It was an incredible drive and the Giant Redwoods are so incredibly impressive. We went to a...

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Jun 12, 2013 - Glass blowing and Crater Lake

We started out this morning thinking we would go to Crater Lake, but when we left the park it was overcast...not a very pretty day...and it was supposed to clear by around noon. We decided that we would rather go to Crater Lake in the afternoon when the skies were clear (or at least somewhat clear) so we'd be able to get some better pictures. So...what to do with the morning. Georgia (the lady who runs the park) is especially nice and makes a tremendous effort to ensure that her guests have a good time while they're in Rogue River. She...

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Aug 9, 2012 - Rogue River, OR

After an action packed visit to Crater Lake, we followed the Rogue River and relaxed at Valley of the Rogue State Park for a few days. It was hot (90) through the days, but cool (50) at night. There were blackberry bushes everywhere! I picked 2 huge bowls of blackberries to our niece Georgia we visited afterward in CA.

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Aug 3, 2012 - Travel day

Uneventful day - easy travel - 280 miles. It's a one-night stopover - we all need to empty the holding tanks after dry camping for 6 days. Nice campground on the river - in fact that is what the view is from our front window. good facilities - including WiFi and cable. It was much warmer today than it has been. At Peter's we were wearing sweatshirts - not today. Time to turn the AC again. Short travel day tomorrow - about 55 miles

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Jul 5, 2012 - Rogue River, OR

Usually we stay at Valley of the Rogue State Park but we decided to try Bridgeview this time. It is right on the river and most of the sites would be tight for a rig our size. However when I called, since we didn't need sewer, the owner, Georgia, said she would put us in "dry dock". Well dry dock turned out to be the parking lot right outside the office. And we were not alone there. Al, Georgia's husband, took our 50 amp plug and water hose over the hill down to the regular level of the sites and plugged us in. Al and Georgia were a...

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May 30, 2012 - Rogue River State Park

This is a quick update to let everyone know we have safely arrived in Oregon. We drove about 180 miles, some of it was very steep with a lot of climbing. We got up to an elevation of about 5,000 feet before flying back down. :-) We have very slow Sprint, it is taking forever to add pictures. I will add more from the trip later. We will be exploring Crater Lake for the next few days. More Added: June 3........................ We are staying at the Rogue River State Park. Our first site was right on the river, but we had to move in two days,...

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Apr 30, 2012 - Camping on the Rogue River

well, near the river is more like it. Why stop here for a few days? It is about 200 miles from Red Bluff. There does seem to be a pattern. The Valley of the Rogue State Park is so green and not very busy. Most of the loops are still closed. This is our 2nd visit and will be a nice place to spend a few days.

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