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Jul 4, 2018 - Coos bay, Florence and Tillamook Oregon

Sunday June 24th we arrived in Coos Bay and checked into the Mill RV Park full hookups for $45 dollars per night . We did some site seeing along the coast took a nice hike and stayed pretty close to home for most of the 5 days we spent here in Coos Bay. Friday June 29th Packing up and heading North to Florence, Oregon a short drive about an hour away so should be an easy day. Arrived in Florence after a long drive of 50 miles at the Elks Lodge $18 per night for water and electric. We went into town for a nice seafood dinner at the Water...

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Jul 1, 2018 - Tillamook

/// Sunday July 1, 2018 Lincoln City, OR Seems we've both suffered relapses dealing with out colds. Ugly. Woke to mostly clear skies and gradually worked our way through the travel preparation routine. We departed Lincoln City at 10:45 A.M. and turned north on Hwy 101. Not so scenic today. The traffic was bumper to bumper until after we cleared Lincoln City. The traffic finally thinned a little and moved along at good speed. We only had a distance of 40 miles to travel and did not hold up any traffic at our poke-a-long speed. Nearing...

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May 10, 2018 - The start of our trip

We initially started at 800 this morning but once we got to Shelton Wa we had to turn around to get items we forgot. We finish got back on the road at about 1030. We made it to Tillamook Oregon at about 430. The dogs got their first time taste of the trip when we stop at a rest stop. Brady was a scared of all the vechicles and just wanted to get out of there. Other than that, all went as planned for day one. Donnas: Started the day going back home after one hour driving, Got to Tillamook Big Spruce RV park in 5.5 hours. We had a nice...

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Sep 7, 2017 - Say Cheese

We survived the Labor Day crowds by hanging out at the Elks RV park in Tillamook, Oregon. Tillamook is on US 101 but is located several miles inland from the coast. This area is dairy land and it is all about the cheese here. It is home to the Tillamook cheese factory and the visitor center is a must stop for many people. We joined the hoards and played tourist too! It was more like a big retail store selling Tillamook products with a small display on dairy farming. A new visitor center is being built that will include a viewing area of the...

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Jun 2, 2017 - The Capes

There are three capes near Tillamook that provide great photo opportunities, Cape Lookout, Cape Meares, and Cape Kiwanda. They are connected by Three Capes Scenic Drive. I drove a portion of the scenic drive to visit 2 of them today. First I went to Cape Lookout. In driving to the top, I came across a couple of people getting ready to jump off a cliff at Anderson's Viewpoint. It's apparently a favorite location for hang gliders and paragliders to launch over the Pacific Ocean beach along Netarts Sand Spit. I got there just in time to see...

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May 2, 2017 - Day 03 - Rain/Lazy Day - Tillamook, OR

We are still at the Tillamook Bay City RV Park, a Good Sam Park. It is still raining "cats and dogs". Nothing to report except that I need to get a spine so I can step out and ride in the rain. It looks like that is all it does on the Oregon Coast, so I had better get used to it!

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May 1, 2017 - Day 02 - Tillamook to Tillamook

Interesting Day! Yesterday, the weather report for today was partly cloudy until a 20% chance of rain in the late afternoon. I left the Bus about 7:30 am headed for Netarts (about 10 miles), where Nancy would meet me and join me for a tour of the Cape Meares Lighthouse. It started raining just minutes after I left and rained the entire hour plus of the uphill ride. By the time I met Nancy at the Bus I was cold, wet and frustrated. We drove from Netarts to Cape Meares Lighthouse (about 5 miles) and arrived about 9 am. The lighthouse...

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Aug 13, 2016 - Kelso to Netarts, Oregon

Kelso Washington to Netarts Oregon Day 86: Friday August 12, 2016 We pulled out of our site in Kelso at 8:15 am heading for Netarts, Oregon (near Tillamook). We cross the Lewis and Clark Bridge over the Columbia River into Oregon and follow the Columbia west to Astoria Oregon. As we cross the bridge Maryann is impressed by the large log processing center—logs are loaded on seagoing ships; there is a large paper mill in the background. Several large lumber mills and two large paper mills are visible across the river near Longview Washington...

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Jul 29, 2016 - Tillamook, OR

Continuing our northerly trek, we stopped in Tillamook, home of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. The drive up the coast was just beautiful....very rugged most of the way. We learned from the RV Park host that it is best to go to the factory the first hour after they opened or the last hour before they closed. We did just that the next day. We could actually walk from our RV as it was less than 1/4 mile from us. You take a self guided tour where signs and video tell about the factory. It was very interesting to watch the process. We didn't see...

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Jul 13, 2016 - Cheese, cheese, and more cheese

When Chris was a child, one of her vacation memories was a visit to the Tillamook Cheese Company. Her family took a tour and watched the workers make cheese from milk. So when we planned this trip, we knew we had to go back to Tillemook. Well, as the saying goes, "The only thing constant is change." The process of making cheese, even at a small factory like Tillamook, has become so automated that visitors don't really get to see what goes on. Gone are the open tubs where the cheese gets processed into curds. It's all enclosed. We were happy...

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Feb 25, 2016 - Finishing up 2015 at Trask River Hatchery

We spent a couple of summer months at Trask River Hatchery and then again October through December. In May, the Spring Chinook, "Springers," begin their travels up river to spawn. Early in the season the fish are bright silver. This when they are the freshest and the most sought after. I learned to smoke some salmon that was given to me. The activity outside our door was intense. Some call it "Combat Fishing." One morning, Bob counted more than 50 bobbers in the water at Hatchery Hole. With polarized glasses, we could see thousands of...

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Oct 2, 2015 - Cape Meares State Park

Cape Meares State Park Wikipedia Cape Meares lighthouse Cape Meares Octopus Tree

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