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North America » United States » Oregon October 17th 2019

We had planned to travel the Pacific Coast from Washington coast down to California this trip but early snow in northern Washington closed some of our intended routes so we decided to skip the Washington coast this trip but keep it in the bucket for a future adventure. We departed our summer camp hosting gig at Liberty Lake Park Campground the first week of October 2019 and headed southwest toward the Cloumbia River then follow it west to the Pacific.... read more
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North America » United States » Oregon » Oregon City September 27th 2019

We told kids that we’d only stay for a day and true to our word we left in the morning, after a filling a breakfast that included roasted green chilis. This was another morning, another day of driving, working our way north. The next stop was Oregon City. Clayton and Jen’s house was a 7-hour drive but since we had our RV along, we drove straight to a county RV park close to their house. We arrived too late to visit them that night so made our own dinner and had some nice wine. Jen had asked if we wanted to watch the 2 big kids participate in their jog-a-thon and of course, we said yes. We got to the park just in time to see Zoey walk into the park with her class. Each grade ... read more
Fynn running
Babies love to swing

North America » United States » Oregon » Hood River September 13th 2019

Perfect weather today! Drove along the Columbia River Gorge, stopped at a few waterfalls then did a wine tasting at AniChe Winery in Washington. Great dinner at 3 Rivers Grill.... read more
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North America » United States » Oregon » Columbia River Gorge September 13th 2019

Started off overcast and misting. Hiked Multnomah Falls, Wahkeena falls and many smaller ones along the trail. Turned into a nice sunny day.... read more
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North America » United States » Oregon » Roseburg August 27th 2019

Who ever thought Oregon would ever rate as one of the ten best wine destinations (Wine Enthusiast)? The story of Oregon wine no longer begins and ends with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, as many of the state’s most exciting new offerings hail from Southern Oregon. The region’s six American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) begin at the California border and extend north nearly to Eugene, with many of the 120 wineries clustered around the town of Ashland, famous for its annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Crater Lake, the Oregon Caves, Rogue River rafting and miles of pristine seashore are among southwest Oregon’s plentiful year-round attractions, rounding out a visit for any wine lover. ... read more
Very good viognier
Willamette pinots are perfect!

North America » United States » Oregon » Bandon August 26th 2019

Summer vacations are special, and often difficult to select and plan. One thought, other than cost, is an escape from the summer heat of the San Joaquin Valley. Often, the easy solution is to head over to the central California coast, such as Carmel or Pismo. But sometimes, going elsewhere has appeal. With that thought in mind, we thought about heading up to cooler weather in Oregon. We have numerous friends who spend their summers up along the Oregon coast. When our little Buddy was alive, we drove up the Oregon coast, for golf, cool weather, wine tasting, great seafood, and relaxation. The other major part of the equation is being able to take our little Lexi with us on vacation. Yes, it is a long drive up to Oregon. And it is a long time ... read more
The rocks are just so interesting
Best ad I have seen in a long time!!!!

North America » United States » Oregon » Bandon August 26th 2019

Chances are, if you have heard of Bandon, OR, you are a golfer or a fisherman. My previous trips up to Bandon were for golf. With four world class courses (Bandon Dunes), I felt the courses calling my name in years past. But fast forward to today, and the desire to get out of the valley heat, and head to cooler climes. And why not a road trip for Lexi? So, while it is a 10+ hour drive up here, we divided the drive, roughly in half, by stopping overnight in Redding. Apart from the famous golf resorts at Bandon Dunes, the sleepy little town of Bandon has a charm of its own. Mostly looking like a typical fishing village along the southern Oregon coast, it draws tourists like us from California during the cool, and ... read more
Lovely beaches!
The gorse grows wild!
Newport harbor

North America » United States » Oregon » Bandon August 25th 2019

Having traversed the Oregon coast numerous times by car, I must profess an affinity to southern Oregon. But which Oregon town or city is the best? Cannon Beach seems to always appear on travel web sites, road trip advice, and suggested places to visit. Newport and Florence are both little towns that boast fishing, some interesting restaurants, and farmers markets. Coos Bay became famous when their native son, Steve Prefontaine became a world class distance runner, though he met an early and tragic death. Astoria, near the mouth of the Columbia River is generally the northernmost point of departure for most road trippers. Its main claim to fame is serving as the town for Ahhhnold's movie, Kindergarten Cop. Cannon Beach, mentioned above, is often listed as one of the 100 most beautiful places in the world, ... read more
Beautiful Bandon Beach
Italian sausage rings from my brother and his buddy, Doug.

North America » United States » Oregon July 4th 2019

Medford We left Sacramento on the 2nd of July and with stops for gas and food, we were driving into Costco gas station in Medford when Terri and Lu’s tow car locked up. So we had to change the timing of moving on to Chehalis , Washington by one day. The tow car needs a new transmission, so it is being left behind and will be picked up on the way home in 2 months. Mom always says that things happen for a reason, so I’ll have to accept that. I am learning to ride shotgun, but the big trucks on the highway still scare me. But I like it when the window is down. I have a seatbelt, so Mom feels that I am safe. So many new smells and lots of walks. I just ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Sunriver June 28th 2019

We made the best of our weekend in Seven Feathers swimming at the pool, taking walks along the stream behind our RV and walking down to the casino store to buy ice cream. The playground wasn’t much to write about and we didn’t spend much time there. Emilio was so anxious to get to Fynn but he did well with our stop. On Monday morning we got a call, the shop found that a fuse had gone out and the truck was ready to go. We couldn’t believe it, such a simple fix. Clayton and Jen left Lost Lake that morning as there were no hookups. Their fridge had lost power when the battery went out, they ran out of water and needed showers badly. We all drove straight to Sun River. Sun River is a ... read more
Twins love the swings
Kayak time
Bumper Cars




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